Heath Hardage Lee

Narrative Nonfiction Writer, Independent Historian and Curator

Heath Hardage Lee comes from a museum education and curatorial background, and she has worked at history museums across the country. She holds a B.A. in History with

Honors from Davidson College, and an M.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. Heath served as the 2017 Robert J. Dole Curatorial Fellow: her exhibition entitled The League of Wives: Vietnam POW MIA Advocates & Allies about Vietnam POW MIA wives premiered at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in May of 2017 and is now travelling to museums throughout the U.S. Potomac Books, a division of the University of Nebraska Press, published Heath’s first book, Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause, in 2014. Winnie won the 2015 Colonial Dames of America Annual Book Award as well as a 2015 Gold Medal for Nonfiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Heath lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with her husband Chris and her two children, Anne Alston and James.

Heath is currently working on her second book, a group biography entitled The League of Wives:  The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the President, the Pentagon and the Rest of the US Government to Bring Their Husbands Home about the courageous wives of aviators who were Prisoners of War or Missing in Action during the Vietnam War.  St. Martin’s Press will publish the book April 2, 2019.

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Author Heath Lee, a southern Biographer, Independent Historian and Curator, southern history writer, and southern women's writer, is joined as Heath Lee and Winnie Davis, in her southern women biography and southern women biographies, a work of southern women nonfiction. Winnie Davis Daughter of the Confederacy, Winnie Davis Daughter of the Lost Cause, Winnie Davis Queen of Comus, and Winnie Davis and death, are all covered in the book about Winnie Davis and Jefferson Davis, Winnie Davis and Varina Davis, Winnie Davis and Margaret Davis, and Winnie Davis and the Civil War. Winnie Davis and confederate veterans, Civil War southern women, and Reconstruction and southern women are all topics. You will find Winnie Davis tied to Richmond Virginia, New Orleans, and Beauvoir. Study her story through Winnie Davis and the Museum of the Confederacy, Winnie Davis and The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Winnie Davis and Ladies Memorial Associations, and Winnie Davis and Hollywood Cemetery. Perhaps you will find Winnie Davis joined by the Angel of Grief, foreign education for girls, Kate Pulitzer, Joseph Pulitzer, New York City and the world.