Vernon, Alex

Alex Vernon attended the U.S. Military Academy and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War, won an Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award; Military History magazine dubbed it “the single best book” on the war.  His other memoir, most succinctly bred, was called “beautiful and smart and original” by novelist Tim O’Brien.  Vernon’s primary work of scholarship on American war literature, Soldiers Once and Still, received a “highly recommended” endorsement from the American Library Association. He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

On Rorotoko:

On his book On Tarzan
(Our Cover Feature of August 10, 2009)