Archibald Ross Lewis
Archibald Ross Lewis (1914-1990) was a historian, World War II Veteran, professor, and author. He wrote 14 books, and more than 100 articles. As a professor he taught at the University of South Carolina, University of Texas, and University of Massachusetts, in that order.
Early Life and Military Service
Archibald Ross Lewis was born on August 25, 1914, in Bronxville, New York. He was exceptionally smart, and enrolled at Princeton, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree (1936), Master's Degree (1939), and Doctoral Degree (1940). Lewis served for 5 years in World War Two, working in field artillery. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. During the War he was awarded a Croix de Guerre, a bronze star, and five battle stars. Most of what we know about his military service comes from his book, War in The West, which he wrote shortly before he died of a heart attack in 1990. The book itself was not published until his 1992.
Time as a Professor
Lewis first served at the university of South Carolina. Afterwords he was a professor at University of Texas for 16 years, and then University of Massachusetts for another 16 years,
- Nomads and Crusaders, A.D. 1000–1368
- European Naval and Maritime History, 300–1500
- Development of Southern French and Catalan Society, 718–1050
- Emerging Medieval Europe, A.D. 400–1000
- Knights and Samurai
- Aspects of the Renaissance
- Obituary (1990). "Archibald Ross Lewis '39," Princeton Alumni Weekly <http://paw.princeton.edu>.
- Obituary (1990). "Archibald Ross Lewis, Historian, Dies at 75," The New York Times, <http://www.nytimes.com>.
- Durbin, John R. (2001). "In Memoriam, Archibald Ross Lewis," University of Texas (1305).
- Lewis, Archibald (1992). "War in the West." ISBN 978-0685290040.