J. Lee Ready was recognized by the US Government as the foremost historian of the international aspect of World War Two. Author of several books, he has also been an historical adviser for BBC documentaries. His work was fundamental in enabling the British government to change the law so that Nazi war criminals could be arrested and tried in the UK.
He was chosen by President Clinton to be one of the historians for the fiftieth anniversary of the D-Day landings.
J. Lee Ready has earned praise from such noted historians as John Ellis, Martin Gilbert, H. P. Willmott and David Cesarani. Whereas author Kenneth W. Estes can't wait to attack Ready's ideas and does so in the preface to his 'A European Anabasis'.
J. Lee Ready is an alumnus of the Preston Catholic College, Institute of Applied Science Chicago, the University of Tulsa and the University of Liverpool.
TRIVIA: 1:Was once imprisoned in the Tower of London. 2:Was involved in diplomatic incidents with Lebanon and Ghana. 3:Was charged with treason and murder by the US Army. 4:Was a BBC correspondent. 5:Was asked to work for the Queen of England and turned her down.6: Was part of a team targeted by the IRA [Irish Republican Army]. 7: Served as a US Army radar operator watching the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. 8: Was in the 1962 film 'A Kind of Loving'. 9: Worked on a ranch. 10: Attended an English 'Public School' [that means a private school]. 11: Designed a sidewalk in Germany, which is still there. 12: Tried his hand at motor racing. 13: Witnessed the Mexican Rebellion of 1968. 14: Is a cousin of Theodore Roosevelt.
EXPLANATIONS 1:With other tourists during a bomb scare. 2: Two car wrecks with two ambassadors. 3:The MPs jumped the gun. There was no murder and no treason. 4:True. 5:True. 6:See IRA campaign during the 1st Gulf War. 7: True. 8: Unpaid extra. 9:True. 10: One of two Yanks at the school. 11: Hanover. 12: No trophies. 13: Right place, wrong time. 14: 5th twice removed.