Bonds, John Bledsoe 1939–

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Bonds, John Bledsoe 1939–

PERSONAL: Born December 16, 1939, in Meridian, MS; son of Fay (a mail clerk) and Virginia Carolyn (a college teacher; maiden name, Bledsoe) Bonds; married Elizabeth Hutson Rollins (an executive), June 9, 1962; children: John Bledsoe, Jr., Margaret Lynn Bonds Podlich. Ethnicity: "Mixed." Education: Rice University, B.A.; George Washington University, M.S.; Brown University, M.A.; University of South Carolina, Ph.D. Hobbies and other interests: Yachting.

ADDRESSES: Home—253 Hobcaw Dr., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. Office—Department of History, 427A Capers, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer, officer, educator, and musician. U.S. Navy, career line officer, 1962–88, retiring as captain; U.S. Sailing, Newport, RI, executive director, 1988–94; The Citadel, Charleston, SC, visiting assistant professor of history, 1997–. Also works as professional jazz musician.

MEMBER: Yacht and sailing clubs.

AWARDS, HONORS: Military awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, and Joint Services Commendation Medal.


Bipartisan Strategy: Selling the Marshall Plan, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2002.

Author of articles and book reviews.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on strategic limitations, 1946–48.



Naval War College Review, winter, 2004, Robert S. Wood, review of Bipartisan Strategy: Selling the Marshall Plan, p. 154.

Political Science Quarterly, winter, 2003, Robert A. Divine, review of Bipartisan Strategy, p. 686.