Bevis Longstreth is author of Chains Across the River: A Novel of the American Revolution and three other historical novels, Spindle and Bow, Return of the Shade, Boats Against the Current. He combines his passion for history with a unique, contemporary perspective.
Mr. Longstreth is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in the New York City law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, becoming a partner in 1970. From 1981-84 he served as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. After returning to Debevoise & Plimpton in 1984, he retired from the practice of law in 1993 to teach at Columbia Law School and pursue other interests, among which was writing. He lives in Manhattan, New York with his wife, Clara, and their dog, McKenzie. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
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