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Ed Baldwin

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Tampa, FL, grew up in Kennett, MO, The United States


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Ed has lived in every southern state except Mississippi; but he spent the night in jail there once. That was the basis for "Bookman," historical southern fiction.

A former Air Force flight surgeon, Ed writes adventure novels featuring exotic locations, international intrigue and fast paced action featuring Captain Boyd Chailland, an Air Force fighter pilot turned undercover operative. "The Other Pilot," "The Devil on Chardonnay," The Mingrelian," and "The Fourth Domain" have all hit the Amazon best seller lists in political, financial, and travel categories.

Returning to his southern roots, Ed has completed "Sliding Delta," a story about Delta blues music. It will be released June 1. He is researching "Empire of the Sunken Lands," a multi-g

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It is historical fiction in that it is about well known people who have long since passed away. John Hurt died in 1966. But, the story is a comi…more
It is historical fiction in that it is about well known people who have long since passed away. John Hurt died in 1966. But, the story is a coming of age story that takes place in 1965, and some of us who were around then are still alive. I did a lot of research, reading the remarkable book Mississippi John Hurt, His Life and Times, by Philip Ratcliffe, and Moanin' At Midnight, the Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf by James Segrist and Mark Hoffman.

I travelled as a door to door salesman during the middle 1960s and spent a lot of time in small towns in Mississippi. I lived in Memphis and went to the Club Handy several times; once seeing Albert King perform. My brother was a musician and made a record in the old Sun Studio on Union. Though I can read music and played an instrument in high school, I have no musical talent. I bought a lot of blues records and compared playing and performance styles, then tried to put that into musical terms to explain what the old bluesmen were actually doing.

In addition to the story about blues music are tales of the railroad, including the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad. It was that railroad that had the "Sliding Delta" train that went from Greenwood to Grenada that Hurt mentions in his song by that name. Also, the main line of the Illinois Central runs through the area and there are stories of that.

The Voting Rights Act was passed the summer of 1965, and there was transition in Civil Rights going on. I witnessed, and put in the story, bigotry and discrimination. I also saw kindness and consideration between the races, and believe that is part of the history also.

I hope you'll read Sliding Delta, and would enjoy hearing from you afterward to know if you enjoyed it and feel it accurately reflects what you remember. (less)
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Ed Baldwin I see from your profile you do a lot of reviews. And, you live in the UK. You might want to look at Bookman. It's American Southern fiction, which is different from what I see you usually read, though you're certainly not stuck in any one genre. Bookman is a gritty look at our American South of 45 years ago; a redneck gets a job as a door to door salesman. He's naughty, but eventually learns his lesson.

I would really appreciate a review from the UK.

Ed Baldwin

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L Dear Ed,
Thank you for the friendship request here on Goodreads, which is such a fantastic site to connect readers with authors and publishers with writers, and book bloggers! I very much look forward to finding out more about 'the other pilot' and 'bookman'.
Kind Regards
lucinda x

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