Sapelo Hammock Golf Club in Shellman Bluff will welcome author Robert Coram and his new book titled "Double Ace" on Sept. 14 at the clubhouse.
The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. Around 5:15, opening remarks will be made and Coram will share the story behind the writing of the book. Afterwards, a representative from G. J. Ford Bookshop in St. Simons Island will have "Double Ace" available for purchase and signing.
Coram is well known in the military community. His works are required reading at the U. S. Army War College, all five of the service academies and several are on the required reading list published by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
A native of Southwest Georgia and a current Harris Neck resident, Coram has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the nation’s most distinquished award for journalism and literature. He has written for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The New Yorker, Atlanta Magazine, The Sunday New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Esquire Magazine. Added to his literary achievements, he has been an instructor at Emory University and taught writing courses there for twelve years. In the midst of all of that, he has managed to get in a little time as a National Park ranger on Cumberland Island, co-write a "lighter side" book about bass fishing for National Geographic, act as press secretary for former Georgia governor Carl Sanders, and travel to Nigeria to cover the civil war in the late 1960’s. In the past, his books have centered around "Narcs" and the drug smuggling trade and, most recently, have been the life stories of some of America’s most decorated military heroes. Although the military provides the settings for his current books, they are, above all, stories of heroism, honor, love, ambition......and human shortcomings.
Double Ace is Robert’s fourteenth book and is the story of Brigadier General Robert Lee Scott, Jr., a Macon native who became famous during World War II flying missions with The Flying Tigers in China. General Scott later went on to write God is My Co-Pilot, which became an immediate best seller and later a movie. He was instrumental in the founding of the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins. Double Ace also delves into Scott’s personal life where his sometimes brash personality and terrible bouts of depression wreaked havoc on his life and those near him. To say that he was a fascinating character would be an understatement.
The public is invited to join us in celebrating local arts and culture with one of coastal Georgia’s most accomplished residents.
Where: Sapelo Hammock Golf Course in Shellman Bluff
Date: Wednesday, September 14th
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Complimentary light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available
Author’s Website: www.robertcoram.com
For further information: 912-832-4653