News — James M. Gifford

A Christmas Message from Dr. James Gifford

Posted by Bryan Johnson at

Eddie Rickenbacker’s Deliverance Several readers have commented favorably on this article, so I present it as my 2015 Christmas message.Americans know Ohio native Eddie Rickenbacker as a World War I hero. He was the ace fighter pilot of the Ninety-fourth Aero Pursuit Squadron and personally shot down twenty-six enemy aircraft. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and received many other decorations for bravery and service to his country.Two decades later, Rickenbacker was over fifty years old and the president of Eastern Airlines, but he served his country again. In October 1942, he was inspecting air bases in the Pacific...

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Q&A With Dr. Gifford

Posted by Bryan Johnson at

An article, featured this weekend in the Shelbyville Times, is a wonderful Q&A that shows the passion of Dr. Gifford and allows everyone a look rarely seen at the man behind the preservation of one of Kentucky's greatest treasures, the legacy of Jesse Hilton Stuart.   Shelbyville Times Article  

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October 24th, 2015

Posted by Adam Swinford at

Mark your calendars for the Jesse Stuart Foundation Bookstore and Appalachian Gift Shop's Open House and Book Signing. The event will run from 1 pm to 4 pm and feature many local authors and several deals for all your holiday shopping needs!

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JSF Is Hiring!

Posted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation at

The Jesse Stuart Foundation is seeking a mature, part-time worker with good clerical skills, computer skills, and get-along with people skills. We are looking for a high-energy person who is flexible and willing to learn a number of jobs so that we will have a “back-up” person for several key employees. Part-time work could lead to a full-time job in the future. Send your resume and cover letter to: James M. Gifford Ph.D.CEO & Senior EditorGifford@jsfbooks.com

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Jesse Stuart: Immortal Kentuckian is Here!

Posted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation at

The Jesse Stuart Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Dr. James Gifford’s latest book, “Jesse Stuart:  Immortal Kentuckian.” The new biography examines the life of the late Poet Laureate of Kentucky in broad historical context and explains that Stuart immortalized himself though enduring influences on the people who read his books and the people who knew him personally. “This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-read biography that describes the broad range of Stuart’s accomplishments as an author, educator, conservationist, Appalachian spokesman, compulsive correspondent, world traveler, father, husband and neighbor,” said Dr. Gifford. “It would be a strong addition to...

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