Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 4, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Bit: Historians Have No Heroes

My high school history teacher became a lawyer – since retired. With his PhD in American history, he taught at several colleges (as well as my high school) before pivoting to a more secure profession. Somewhere along the way, he also became a friend. I saw him in Raleigh this weekend while visiting my parents. He and my classmate Lyn and I shared a bottle …

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July 10, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Todd Jones on Six Presidents

Book Title: 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

You can tell when Todd Jones enters the room.  All of a sudden, things get livelier.  People are more animated and warmer.  They’re following his lead.  You won’t see many yawns when he’s in the pulpit most Sundays at First Pres!  If I could invent a minister from scratch, I’d hope to come up with Todd Jones. Todd was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He …

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