Mapp, Alf Johnson, Jr.
MAPP, Alf Johnson, Jr.
MAPP, Alf Johnson, Jr. American, b. 1925. Genres: Novels, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, History, Intellectual history, Literary criticism and history, Writing/Journalism, Biography. Career: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, lecturer, instructor, and assistant professor, 1961-73, associate professor, 1973-79, professor, 1979-82, eminent professor, 1982-89, eminent scholar and Louis I. Jaffe Chair, 1990-92, English and history eminent scholar emeritus of creative writing, English and American literature and journalism, 1992-. Member, Editorial Board, Jamestown Foundation, 1967-. Editorial Writer, 1945-46, Associate Ed., 1946-48, and Editorial Chief, 1948-54, Portsmouth Star, Virginia; News Ed., Editorial Writer, and Columnist, Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, 1954-58. Member, Publs. Board, Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission, 1967-81. 1967-81. Publications: The Virginia Experiment: The Old Dominion's Role in the Making of America, 1957, 3rd ed., 1987; Frock Coats and Epaulets, 1963, 4th ed. 1996; America Creates Its Own Literature, 1967; Just One Man, 1968; The Golden Dragon: Alfred the Great and His Times, 1974, 4th ed. 1990; (co-author) Chesapeake Bay in the American Revolution, 1981; Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity, 1987, 3rd ed., 1989; (co-author) Portsmouth: A Pictorial History, 1989; (co-author) Constitutionalism: Founding and Future, 1989; (co-author) Constitutionalism and Human Rights, 1991; Thomas Jefferson: Passionate Pilgrim, 1992, 3rd ed., 1993; Bed of Honor (novel), 1996; Three Golden Ages: Discovering Creative Secrets of Renaissance Florence, Elizabethan England, and America's Founding, 1998. Contributor to newspapers. Address: Willow Oaks, 2901 Tanbark Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23703, U.S.A.