Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Happy birthday, Charles Collingwood
It is the birthday of broadcast journalist Charles Collingwood (1917), who was among a group of early television and radio reporters who were recruited by CBS broadcast news pioneer Edward R. Murrow to cover Europe before and during World War II for the network. Most were print journalists who were working for newspapers or wire services. They became known in broadcast circles as Murrow's Boys. The group included such broadcast luminaries as William L. Shirer, Eric Sevareid, Howard K. Smith, Winston Burdett, and Richard C. Hottelet. Mary Marvin Breckinridge was the only woman in the group. Collingwood covered the Blitz and battles in North Åfrica and France (including the invasion of Normandy) during the war. Later, he was the host of a CBS documentary series Adventure. He also covered the White House, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Vietnam War. He traveled to North Vietnam during the war, and later wrote an espionage novel The Defector (1970) based on the trip. Collingwood had blond, curly hair and a handsome face, plus he was an impeccable dresser. Murrow nicknamed him Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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