As I watched Congressman John Lewis's body being carried in a horse-drawn carriage across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday, July 26, 2020, I was reminded of the meeting the Florida Bibliophile Society conducted on February 17, 2019 to commemorate Black History Month. Our guest speakers were Wilson Blount, his wife Bobbie, and their daughter Shana. Wilson and Bobbie recalled their experiences of the 1965 Selma marches. Their daughter Shana talked about how she learned of her parents' involvement in the marches.
Nigel Beale, the host of The Biblio File, will be the Guest Speaker at the October 18, 2020 virtual meeting of the Florida Bibliophile Society. Florida Bibliophile Society members will have the opportunity to "interview" him after his presentation. Stay tuned for details.
How the Art of Printing Was Invented by Anton Bohm, [New Brunswick, Ct]" REM Miniatures, 1964 (From the library of Rabbvi Kalman L. Levitan, Founding Member of the Miniature Book Society, with his bookplate).
Helmut Lehmann-Haupt: A Bibliography by Donald C. Dickinson, New York: The Typophiles, 1975.
The Death of an Ardent Bibliophile by Bartholomew Gill, New York: Avon Books, 1995.
The Johnson Society 221st Celebration, Litchfield, England, 1930 (For his Presidential Address, A. Edward Newton read "Mr. Strahan's Dinner Party").
The New Negro in the South by Wilmarth A. Carter, New York: Exposition Press, 1967.
Moon Pie: A Biography of an Out-of-This-World Snack by David Magee, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2006.
The Revolt of a Tired Typesetter by David Magee, [San Francisco]: Grabhorn Press, 1958.
The Two Tocquevilles: Father and Son by R. R. Palmer, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.
Separated: Inside an American Tragedy by Jacob Soboroff, New York: Custom House, 2020.
Bluffing Texas Style: The Arsons, Forgeries, and High Stakes Poker Capers of Rare Book Dealer Johnny Jenkins by Michael Vinson, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020.
Once Upon a Spine: A Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle, New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
The Old Man From the Stars by Glenn Devlin, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
A Restless People: Americans in Rebellion 1770-1787 by Oscar and Lilian Handlin, New York: Anchor Press (Doubleday), 1982.
Searching High and Low For a Certain Boswellian
Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace (my review)