DENNIS L. PETERSON
Nonfiction books and articles
A native Tennessean, Dennis L. Peterson is an independent historian/author/editor with special interest in Southern history and culture, particular interest in the Great Depression, World War II, and the War Between the States. His first book, Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries, was published by McFarland in 2016. He has also independently published other books, including Teacher, a compilation of many of his educational articles, and Look Unto the Hills: Stories of Growing Up in Rural East Tennessee. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including Blue Ridge Country, Appalachian Log, Smoky Mountain Trails, Country, The Elks Magazine, and numerous religious and educational magazines and journals. He taught in junior high through college (primarily history and writing) for nineteen years and was a senior technical editor for Lockheed Martin at the historic nuclear facilities in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He and his wife Connie live in South Carolina.