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Volunteers Needed!

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Here's a note from the desk of Dr. Gifford... "We're doing a large volume of work with only a few workers, and we could greatly benefit from a few more volunteers.  Because our work is broad ranging, we could use help in many areas, particularly in the store to answer the phone, help with customers, help with mail and add content to our website." Anyone interested should call the bookstore at 606-326-1667.

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First Editions and Framed Prints

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Articles for Laurie’s Blog Building a Set of Stuart First Editions The JSF has an extensive collection of Jesse Stuart books, including first editions and signed and inscribed copies of his rare books that are available for sale in the Jesse Stuart Room.  Perhaps one of your New Year’s resolutions might be to begin developing a full set of Jesse Stuart’s more than sixty books.  Don Miller and Jim Gifford will be glad to help you start a collection or add to your current collection.  Our sales inventory includes one first edition of Harvest of Youth, the rarest and most expensive...

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Jesse Stuart Foundation Bookstore Bestsellers January 12th, 2015

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Here is the most currently list of best-selling books in the JSF Bookstore (retail, wholesale, Internet-based, website-based) #1 Kentucky is My Land, Jesse Stuart#2 Gold Fever, Allan W. Eckert#3 Kentucky is My Land, Jesse Stuart#4 (tie) The Conquerors, Allan W. Eckert#4 (tie) The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert#5 The Beatinest Boy, Jesse Stuart

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

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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

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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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