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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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Framed and Unframed Jesse Stuart Foundation Prints For Sale

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The JSF Bookstore has a limited number of framed and unframed prints by various artists, including Kentucky Heritage Artist Doug Adams. Prices range from $20 to $150. For a complete listing of all prints available for sale, please contact the foundation at 606-326-1667 or via our Contact page

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Collectible Signed Jesse Stuart Books

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The Jesse Stuart Foundation 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 Stuart book.  Our collectible inventory also includes signed books by Allan W. Eckert, Thomas...

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Three Inspiring Images by James N. Sites

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A new book can be found at the Jesse Stuart Foundation Bookstore from the author James N. Sites.   His latest book Three Inspiring Images is a collection of three short stories meant to inspire.  "The Account" and "A Very Dangerous Place" are true stories, or as the author states, "they are at least as true to life as memory and its written recording allow." The second story, "The Four-Dimensional Human," is loosely based on experiences of himself and his late wife, Inger Marie Krogh, and injects itself into the middle of the national debate of what kind of education America should...

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