Historian James Robertson reveals "the unknown Civil War" and shares surprising, little-known aspects of the Civil War in a remarkable human history of the conflict."
One of the
most distinguished names in Civil War history, Dr. Robertson was
Executive Director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission and
worked with Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson in marking the war's
100th anniversary. Today his Civil War Era course at Virginia Tech,
which attracts 300 students per semester, is the largest of its kind in
The Danville, Va., native is the author or editor of more than 20 books that include such award-winning studies as Civil War! America Becomes One Nation, General A.P. Hill, and Soldiers Blue and Gray.
His massive biography of Gen. Stonewall Jackson won eight national
awards and was used as the base for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros.
mega-movie, Gods and Generals. Robertson was chief historical
consultant for the film.
recipient of every major award given in the Civil War field, and a
lecturer of national acclaim, Dr. Robertson is probably more in demand
as a speaker before Civil War groups than anyone else in the field.
holds the Ph.D. degree from Emory University and honorary doctorates
from Randolph-Macon College and Shenandoah University. He is presently
an Alumni Distinguished Professor, one of ten such honorees among
Virginia Tech's 2,200 faculty. He is also Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, created by the University in 1999.
Robertson is also a charter member (by Senate appointment) of Virginia's Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.