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Burke Davis, American writer.


Davis, Burke was born on July 24, 1913 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Son of Walter Burke and Harriet (Jackson) Davis.


Student, Duke University, Guilford College. Bachelor in Journalism, University North Carolina, 1937.


Juror for biography category Pulitzer Prizes, 1983, 88.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Whisper My Name, The Ragged Ones, Yorktown, They Called Him Stonewall, Gray Fox, Jeb Stuart, To Appomattox, Our Incredible Civil War, Marine: The Life of General L.B. (Chesty) Puller, United States Marine Corps, The Cowpens-Guilford Courthouse Campaign, The Summer Land, The Billy Mitchell Affair, A Williamsburg Galaxy. (with Roy King) The World of Currier and Ives, Get Yamamoto, The Campaign That Won America: The Story of Yorktown, George Washington and the American Revolution, Old Hickory: A Life of Andrew Jackson, Sherman's March, History of the Southern Railway, The Long Surrender, War Bird, The Life and Times of Elliott White Springs. (juveniles) Appomattox, Roberta E. Lee.

      , America's First Army, Yorktown, Heroes of the American Revolution, Jamestown, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia, The Billy Mitchell Story, Amelia Earhart, The Biography of a Leaf, Biography of a Fish Hawk, The Biography of a King Snake, Runaway Balloon, Three for Revolution. Black Heroes of the American Revolution, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers.

      (with Evangeline Davis) Rebel Raider, a Biography of Admiral Raphael Semmes, C.S.N. New & Better Organic Gardening.


Married Juliet Halliburton Burnett, 1982. Children by previous marriage: Angela M., Burke III.

Walter Burke Davis

Harriet (Jackson) Davis

Juliet Halliburton Burnett