George R. Lee is Professor of History Emeritus at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. He received his B.A. degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and his M.A. from the University of Oklahoma. Since then, he has done graduate work at other universities; from 1969-1970, he was a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University's Institute of Southern History. After six years in public school teaching, and a year at a junior college, he came to Culver-Stockton College in 1962, retiring in 1998. He has authored 22 other published books including three biographies, two college histories, and a number of books used by middle school teachers. He and his wife, Elaine, have been married 43 years, and have two sons and three grandchildren.