Using her father’s private papers, oral interviews, and her lifelong recollections, Celeste Whittaker lovingly presents Chester M. Whittaker’s childhood and college years in North Carolina and Virginia and his life as a family man, educator, coach, community leader, and church leader in New Jersey. Through her vibrant words, you meet an impressive man whose personal and professional achievements are truly inspirational and see the importance of strong father and daughter relationships.
Celeste E. Whittaker, a native of Willingboro, New Jersey, has been a sportswriter at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, since April 1998, where she’s covered the Philadelphia 76ers, college sports, as well as high school sports during her time there.
AHLP Books will release this new title mid October 2009. ISBN 978-0-9818939-4-5, paperback, US $20.00, pp. 112, subject category—Biography & Autobiography. Pre-publication price is $10.00 with coupon PPS50 in AHLP’s online store. Pre-release sale expires November 30, 2009.
Did you know that Christian Filostrat linked his nonfiction title, Negritude Agonistes, Assimilation against Nationalism in the French-speaking Caribbean and Guyane, with his novel, The Beggars’ Pursuit? The connection has to do with the activities of the negritude proponents, Aimé Césaire, Léon Damas, and Leopold Sédar Senghor, when they were students in Paris, circa 1936. By the way, The Beggars’ Pursuit is a political thriller with a clever plot.
The System Versus the Law is a great book. You should listen to Ken Brown talk about it.
Kenneth Brown Youtube playlist.
The man has courage. He spent nine years in jail after he was sentenced for a crime (actually two crimes) that he did not commit. Click the book cover to find out more.
Don Bragg won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, A pole vaulter from New Jersey. Went to Villanova. He likes to tell stories and wrote a great book, Kamp Olympik. Listen to him on Youtube. Don Bragg on Youtube. The first video in the playlist tells why he spelled it that way. He has a great story about Muhammad Ali too. The Greatest came to the camp in the NJ Pine Barrens. The kids mainly came from Newark, Jersey City. Some from Philadelphia.