Alumni Authors

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of Oxford's North American-based alumni.
Our February 2020 book is "Advising Chiang's Army: An American Soldier's World War II Experience in China", by Stephen L. Wilson (Exeter, 1970).

Stephen L. Wilson is an award-winning author and an adjunct professor in the History and Political Science Department at Concordia University-St. Paul.  In 2013, he retired from a 35-year law career.  During that time, he worked for three different law firms and spent five years with the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of the General Counsel in Washington, D.C.  From 1991 until retirement, he was a partner with Foley & Mansfield in Minneapolis. In 1970, Wilson graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.A. in Government.  He then enrolled at Oxford's Exeter College as a Rhodes scholar, completed the Philosophy, Politics and Economics course, and was awarded B.A. and M.A. degrees.  When he graduated from college, Wilson was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S.  Army.  He served on active duty in 1973 at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.  After six years in the Ready Reserve, he was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.  He obtained his law degree from the University of Michigan.  Wilson has been married to Kristine since 1977, and they have three children:  Matthew, Todd, and Sarah.  His interests include traveling, hiking, fly fishing, golf, getting together with family and friends, reading nonfiction, and listening to music and public radio.

You can purchase Advising Chiang's Army: An American Soldier's World War II Experience in China here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


The North American Office team