News — Jim Gifford

On Getting Published by James M. Gifford, Ph. D.

Posted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation at

Some of you are making New Year’s Resolutions. If one of yours is to write and publish a book, I offer these thoughts and suggestions. During my twenty-nine years at the helm of the Jesse Stuart Foundation, I have had more than a thousand conversations and meetings with individuals who want to publish a book. Only a tiny percentage of those meetings and discussions led to publication by the JSF. We’re a non-profit publishing house that focuses on books about Kentucky and Appalachia. Our author’s list includes Jesse Stuart, Billy C. Clark, Harry Caudill, Thomas D. Clark, Allan Eckert, and...

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Eddie Rickenbacker's Deliverance

Posted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation at

Dr. Gifford has been asked to provide this article once again as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.  Please enjoy!   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 who 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, over fifty years old and the president of Eastern Airlines, served his country again. In October 1942, he was inspecting air bases in...

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