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Always the Rivers Flow
Author : Jesse Earle Bowden
Category : Other
ISBN : 0942407636
Price : $ 23.95
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Always The Rivers Flow: Deliberately a Memoir.
The Florida Classic Edition.

In Always the Rivers Flow, Pensacola News Journal Editor Emeritus prizewinning newspaper editor and cartoonist for fouty-four years, author J. Earle Bowden has captured the essence of a boy growing up into young manhood in Florida's Panhandle. He has brought to life, in a series of vignettes, that tight society which in the Depression Thirties centered about the village store. Where the purchase of a can of beans or a loaf of bread offered the day's opportunity to swap opinions on crops and often too on neighbors who were not present. He has given to the readers his own haunting heritage of a South whose sons were gallant in battle and defiant in defeat: stout men who, after death, yet touched and shaped for generations the lives of those who came after them. Bowden loves the woods, the streams, the hamlets and the beaches of his own Northwest Florida. But first and last he is a newspaperman with a newspaperman's enthusiasm for places and people, for facts and events. And he has the journalist's appreciation for the well-spun story, always spiced with a liberal potion of humor. In his easy and flowing style he has produced a book that entertains and beyond that arouses a nostalgia for a way of Panhandle life in the days that were but will not be again. 332 page illustrated hardcover.
 
About the Author
Editor emeritus of the Pensacola News Journal, Jesse Earle Bowden was editor-in-chief and vice president of the newspaper for thirty-one years (1966-1997) in an active career spanning fifty years in Pensacola. Since 1983 he has been a faculty associate in the Department of Communications at the University of West Florida, teaching journalistic writing courses for twenty-two years.
Author of eleven books, Bowden wrote The Write Way, An Editor's Guidebook for Students of Writing, a textbook used by students in his University of West Florida classes. The Florida State University journalism graduate collected more than 1,200 of his editorial cartoons and illustrations in the book, Drawing from An Editor's Life, and co-edited The Emerald Coast Review, an anthology published by the West Florida Literary Federation, which installed him in its Hall of Honor. In 1985, University of West Florida awarded Bowden as honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.
A pioneer of Pensacola's historical preservation movement, Bowden has served as chairman of the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board since 1982, and became president of West Florida Preservation, Inc., when the state board's operations were transferred to the University of West Florida in 1991. The preservation program headquarters is named the J. Earle Bowden Building in downtown Pensacola.
Known as the "father" of Gulf Islands National Seashore for his long editorial campaign to establish the national seacoast park in Florida and Mississippi, Bowden was named an Honorary Park Ranger by the Secretary of Interior. Escambia County Commissioners named the seashore highway on Santa Rosa Island as "J. Earle Bowden Way."
 
 

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Ray Stevens' Nashville
Ray Stevens’ Nashville is the story of a Nashville legend who has seen many changes during the last fifty plus years. Ray takes us along on his American Dream journey from the little mill town of Clarksdale, Georgia, where he was born, through his school days in south Georgia, to his early recording experience with friends like Jerry Reed and Joe South in Atlanta under the tutelage of Bill Lowery. Then, on to Nashville– Music City USA–where he established himself as not only a world famous recording artist but, as one Nashville star recently said, as “The most talented man on Music Row.”

Author : By Ray Stevens with C.W. "Buddy" Kalb
Category : Inspirational Books
ISBN : 9781935802228
Price : $ 19.95

 
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