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Limestone County author to sign books at Belle Chevre tasting room

Visitors to Elkmont’s Belle Chevre cheese shop and tasting room will get to enjoy an extra treat on Saturday, March 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., as Limestone County author Jerry Barksdale will be on hand to sign copies of his newest novel, “Revolutionaries and Rebels,” as well as the many other books he has published.

“Revolutionaries and Rebels: The Story of an American Family’s Fight for Freedom,” is much more than just his family history, Barksdale says.

“This is a history of the Southern people’s struggle for liberty, the story of every family,” Barksdale says. “This novel has it all: war, history, romance, hardship and hope, the Southern spirit overcoming adversity.”

The book is also the culmination of a more-than 30-year journey of retracing his family’s footsteps from the Carolinas into Lincoln Co., Tenn., and on to Limestone Co., Ala.

Barksdale's writing career began in earnest in 1998 with the publication of a collection of veteran's stories in a book titled "When Duty Called." Since then, the prolific author has published nearly 100 columns & stories, 3 additional books with his 5th to be out in the spring of 2013.

Born in Estill Springs and raised in Athens, AL., Barksdale graduated from Athens High School in 1960. He attended Athens State College and the University of Alabama School of Business. After graduating from the Alabama School of Law, he was admitted to the bar in 1967.

Barksdale lives in Athens where he is a retired trial attorney. He is one of the founders of the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives which honors veterans from all branches of service. He was honored with an award from the Alabama State Board of Bar Commissioners for his efforts on behalf of the WWII veterans and the museum.

These days, you can find Barksdale visiting around the Square of downtown Athens. He frequents the hardware store, U. G. White, and the restaurant next door, LuVici's. His other favorite hangout would be the Alabama Veterans Museum where he volunteers and serves on the Board of Directors.


 


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Limestone County author to sign books at Belle Chevre tasting room

Visitors to Elkmont’s Belle Chevre cheese shop and tasting room will get to enjoy an extra treat on Saturday, March 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., as Limestone County author Jerry Barksdale will be on hand to sign copies of his newest novel, “Revolutionaries and Rebels,” as well as the many other books he has published.

Mr. Barksdale will also have other books he has written, listed above, on hand for purchase and signing.

Contact: Jerry Barksdale
Phone 256-998-0048
Jbarks1248@aol.com

18351 Dement Road
Athens, AL
35611