Edward H. Bonekemper Is CWN Book Review Editor
(April 2010 Civil War News)
Historian Edward H. Bonekemper III is the new Civil War News Book Review Editor, succeeding Blake A. Magner who retired after 20 years of service.
Bonekemper, a native and resident of Pennsylvania, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American history from Muhlenberg College and Old Dominion University, respectively, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
He has published four Civil War books since 1998: Grant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian; McClellan and Failure: A Study of Civil War Fear, Incompetence and Worse; A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant’s Overlooked Military Genius; and How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War.
He writes and lectures widely on the topics of his books, slavery, turning points of the Civil War and Union and Confederate generals.
During his 34 years as a federal government attorney he wrote for Navy and Coast Guard publications and spoke on a variety of topics for the Coast Guard and the Interior and Transportation departments. He is retired as a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
Bonekemper has taught several Civil War and other military history courses and is an adjunct lecturer on U.S. military history at Muhlenberg College. He has spoken at numerous Civil War Round Tables, given six lectures about the Civil War at The Smithsonian Institution, and lectured at The Chautauqua Institution and on numerous other occasions.
Books for review may be sent to him at 814 Willow Valley Lakes Dr., Willow Street, PA 17584. He may be contacted at email@example.com.