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Don Keith

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Award-winning and best-selling author Don Keith was born in 1947 and has lived in the South all his life. He attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he received his degree in broadcast and film communication with a minor in English and literature. While working as a broadcast journalist, he won awards from the Associated Press and United Press International for news writing and reporting. He was also the first winner of Troy State University's Hector Award for innovation in broadcast journalism. As an on-the-air broadcaster, Don won the Billboard Magazine "Radio Personality of the Year" in two formats, country and contemporary. Keith was a broadcast personality for over twenty years in Birmingham and Nashville, and also owned ...more

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Don Keith This one actually came from my non-fiction literary agent. He asked me if I had ever considered doing a book on the USS Neosho. I said, "Who?" He told…moreThis one actually came from my non-fiction literary agent. He asked me if I had ever considered doing a book on the USS Neosho. I said, "Who?" He told me it was a tanker, a blue-collar ship, not a more exciting vessel like a battleship or carrier. She was mistaken for one of our carriers by a Japanese scout plane pilot. The Japanese admiral sent everything he had to attack her, thus altering the course of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Though on fire and sinking, the crew managed to keep the tanker afloat for four days until rescue finally came. Another 150 men from the ship ended up on rafts and floated away. Only four of them were rescued nine days later. It is a remarkable story of bravery and tenacity and I hope I told it well. It is called "The Ship that Wouldn't Die."(less)
Don Keith Jeff, thanks for giving me the opportunity to address this discrepancy, which has cropped up on several venues. The conversion from knots to MPH was…moreJeff, thanks for giving me the opportunity to address this discrepancy, which has cropped up on several venues. The conversion from knots to MPH was correct in my original manuscript. 35 to 38 knots is around 40 mph. However, somewhere in the editing process--which included not only the main editor but also a line editor, whose job it is to look for mistakes--the MPH number got changed and then overlooked. Other editors, several other people who read the galley proof, and I all missed the mistake during the approval process. I apologize for the error creeping in and should there be future editions of the book, it will be corrected. Thank you again for the question and I hope you enjoyed the book otherwise. -- Don Keith(less)
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