"R. E. Lee’s Quest for a Decisive Victory,” Joanna McDonald

May 3 2022 - 7:00pm

Critiquing one of his most strategically unsound campaigns: Maryland


Bio: Joanna McDonald is a historian, writer, and public speaker. She earned a Ph.D. in History with a focus in strategic studies and strategic leadership from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Zombek has worked.as  military historian for the History Channel’s acclaimed documentaries, Vietnam in HD and World War II in HD; civilian Marine Education Director with the U.S. Marine Corps; test procedure manager for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems—Predator program; civilian Army Archivist at the Military History Institute, Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA; and, Research Historian for the State of Pennsylvania, where she shared the history of the 390 PA Civil War flags. An author of eleven books on the Civil War and WWII, as well as numerous journal and newsletter articles regarding U.S. Marine Corps history, JoAnna’s next book is R. E. Lee’s Grand Strategy & Strategic Leadership: Caught in a Paradoxical Paradigm.