Jonathan W. Jordan is the author of the award-winning book Lone Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the
Shaping of the American West (Potomac Books 2007), a contributing author to The Armchair Reader: World War II and The Armchair Reader:
The Amazing Book of World History, and the editor of the Library of Texas edition of To the People of Texas. His writing has
appeared in World War II magazine, Armchair General, Military History, World War II History, and MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Jon grew up on Air Force bases, from which his father flew C-141 Starlifters for the
Military Air Command during the Vietnam War. He lived in New Jersey, Ohio, and the Philippines until 1976, when his
family moved to Selma, Alabama. Jon obtained an accounting degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and his
law degree from Vanderbilt University. He practiced law in Texas for nine years before moving to Marietta, Georgia. He
lives in Marietta with his wife, Kate, and their three children. He currently practices commercial litigation and
corporate bankruptcy law at the Atlanta-based firm King & Spalding LLP.
When not cheering from soccer and basketball sidelines,
hiking, shooting, or camping, Jon is working on his next book, on President Roosevelt's high command in World War II.
To read some of Jon's previous magazine articles, click on the following
1. "Imperator Versus Imperator" (Military History Magazine, February 2001):
"Operation Bagration: Soviet Offensive of 1944" (World War II Magazine, July/August 2006):