On Wednesday, January 13 at 4 p.m., author Amy Paige Condon chronicles the life of celebrated Miami News editor Bill Baggs, who used his front-page column to champion ideas and issues unpopular at the time.
Her book, A Nervous Man Shouldn’t Be Here in the First Place, is this first biography of this influential editor, retracing how an orphaned boy from rural Colquitt, Georgia, bore witness and impacted some of the twentieth century’s most earth-shifting events: World War II, the civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. With keen intellect and sparkling wit, Baggs seemed to be in the right place at the right time. From bombardier to reporter then accidental diplomat, Baggs used his daily column as a bully pulpit for social justice and wielded his pen like a scalpel to reveal the truth.
This special event is being held at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, located at 1430 Park Avenue, and is free and open to the public. For more information call (904) 601-2118, or visit www.storyandsongbookstore.com.