About Jonathan

Courtesy of Jonathan W. Jordan

Jonathan W. Jordan (C-SPAN/National World War II Museum)

Jonathan W. Jordan is the New York Times best-selling Brothers Rivals Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe, and the award-winning book Lone Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the Shaping of the American West. He is 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 Commodore Edwin Ward Moore’s 1843 work 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 History, and he is a regular book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on radio, television and film documentaries on a variety of history topics.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Jon grew up on Air Force bases, from which his father flew C-141 Starlifters for the Military Airlift Command during the Vietnam War.  He lived in New Jersey, Ohio, and the Philippines until 1977, 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, their three children, and three dogs of uncertain parentage.  He currently practices commercial litigation and corporate bankruptcy law at the Atlanta-based firm King & Spalding LLP.

When not cheering from basketball, fencing and soccer sidelines, or hiking, shooting or camping, Jon is working on his next book.