Historian John F. Marszalek
was born July 5, 1939, in Buffalo, New York. He earned a bachelors
degree from Canisius College in 1961 and a masters from Notre
Dame in 1963. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1965-67, in which
he attained the rank of captain, he returned to Notre Dame and earned
a Ph.D. in 1968. He taught at Canisius College and Gannon University
before joining the faculty at Mississippi
State University in Starkville in 1973, where he was named the
William L. Giles Distinguished Professor in 1994. He has written
or edited eleven books of history and published more than 150 articles
over the course of his career.
In 2002 he retired from his
faculty position at Mississippi State, but he continues to work,
currently serving as a consultant for several historical commissions.
He is now working on a biography of the Civil Wars longest
serving commanding general, Henry W. Halleck, which is scheduled
for publication in 2004 by Harvard University Press.
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on C-SPANs Booknotes on March 8, 1998, to discuss his
book The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny and Sex in Andrew
Jackson's White House.
- Court Martial: A Black Man in America. New York: Scribner,
1972; revised edition published as Assault at West Point
- (With Sadye Wier.) A Black Businessman in White Mississippi,
1886- 1974. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1977.
- (Editor.) The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979.
- Shermans Other War: The General and the Civil War Press.
Memphis State University Press, 1981.
- (With Douglas L. Conner.) A Black Physicians Story: Bringing
Hope in Mississippi. Foreword by Aaron Henry. Jackson: University
Press of Mississippi, 1985.
- Grover Cleveland, A Bibliography. Westport, CN: Greenwood
- (Editor with Charles D. Lowery.) Encyclopedia of African-American
Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Present. Foreword by
David J. Garrow. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1992.
- Sherman: A Soldiers Passion for Order. New York:
Free Press, 1993.
- Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker.
New York: Maxwell Macmillan International/Collier, 1994.
- (Coeditor with Wilson D. Miscamble.) American Political History:
Essays on the State of the Discipline. Notre Dame, IN: University
of Notre Dame, 1997.
- The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jacksons
White House. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press,
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