Alexander, Bevin (Ray) 1928-

views updated

* Indicates that a listing has been compiled from secondary sources believed to be reliable, but has not been personally verified for this edition by the author sketched.

ALEXANDER, Bevin (Ray) 1928-

PERSONAL: Born February 17, 1928, in Gastonia, NC; son of John McAuley (an executive in the textile industry) and Odessa (a homemaker; maiden name, Beaty) Alexander; married Peggy Bailey (marriage ended); children: Bevin Ray, Jr., Troy, David. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: The Citadel, A.B. (history; with honors), 1949; Northwestern University, M.S. (with distinction), 1954.

ADDRESSES: Office—Arvon Grove, Bremo Bluff, VA 23022. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA, government reporter, 1954-58; Rural Virginia, Richmond, editor, 1958-61; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, director of information and editor of university magazine, 1961-66; Virginia Hotel and Motel Association, Richmond, executive vice president and director of relations with government, 1966-82. Military service: U.S. Army, commanding officer of Fifth Historical Detachment, 1951-52; served in Korea; became first lieutenant; received Commendation Medal and three battle stars. U.S. Army Reserve, 1949-62; became captain.

MEMBER: Sigma Delta Chi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Richmond Rotary Club (president, 1985-86).


Korea: The First War We Lost, Hippocrene (New York, NY), 1986, revised edition, 2000.

The Strange Connection: U.S. Intervention in China, 1944-1972, Greenwood (Westport, CT), 1992.

Lost Victories: The Military Genius of Stonewall Jackson, Holt (New York, NY), 1992.

How Great Generals Win, Norton (New York, NY), 1993.

The Future of Warfare, Norton (New York, NY), 1995.

Robert E. Lee's Civil War, Adams Media (Holbrook, MA), 1998.

How Hitler Could Have Won World War II, Crown (New York, NY), 2000.

SIDELIGHTS: Bevin Alexander told CA: "I am especially interested in military strategy." Alexander operates a cattle farm in the Piedmont area of Virginia. He has traveled in the Far East, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

About this article

Alexander, Bevin (Ray) 1928-

Updated About content Print Article