Stephen Davis, Ph.D.
Author and historian, Atlanta
"Four Generals, the Atlanta Campaign, and the Forging of Character"
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Reception before lecture at 5:30 pm
Steve Davis attended Emory University, and studied under renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a master’s degree in American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he taught high school and then earned his Ph.D. at Emory, where he concentrated on the theme of the Civil War in Southern literature. He presently serves as medical relations director for MAG Mutual Insurance Company in Atlanta.
Steve is the author of a book on the Atlanta Campaign, Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston and the Heavy Yankee Battalions (2001). He served as book review editor for Blue and Gray Magazine from 1994 to 2005, and is the author of more than a hundred articles in such scholarly and popular publications as Civil War Times Illustrated and the Georgia Historical Quarterly.
His recent book, What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta, has been called “by far the most well-researched, thorough, and detailed account ever written about the ‘wrecking’ of Atlanta.” Last year the Georgia Writers’ Association recognized Dr. Davis with its Georgia Author of the Year Award in the history category.