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2/17/09

MEET THE AUTHOR:Blaine Dixon


Book Title GOING HOME TO LITTLE DIXIE
Book Description:
My intention was to do a photographic impression of life in Southeastern Oklahoma. Some of the subjects covered were education (including FHA and FFA), religion, sports, patriotism, gas and oil exploration, the livestock industry, rodeo sports, native americans, deer hunting, and politics. The sports chapter covers the 2007-2008 basketball season in Pittsburg county. The area covered ranges from as far North as Eufaula for the native American powwow , as far south as Atoka for the Civil War reenactments, as far west as Ada for the Deerman archery tournament, and east to Stigler for a cattle auction. The activities covered are typical of Oklahoma small town and rural life more or less throughout the state despite that fact that I confined my book to southeast Oklahoma.
From the Forward to the book:
"This photo-essay book tells the personal story of my coming back home to live in Southeast Oklahoma, of getting back together with old friends and of re-discovering a state that I actually knew little about while growing up here.
Reviews and comments about GOING HOME TO LITTLE DIXIE:
"Every school in the state should have a copy of this book" -Rudy Miller, Professor Emeritus of Zoology, OSU
"Great Book!. Really captures the spirit of 'Little Dixie'"- Megan Waters, KNED McAlester radio personality.
My bio: Born in Arkansas, raised in Oklahoma, headed west to California in 1966. Attended L. A. City College TV Production and theater history, Columbia School of Broadcasting, photography at the Art Center College of Design Los Angeles, inspired by photojournalist Ken Light in his photojournalism class at the Academy of Art, San Francisco.I worked as photographer and audio visual specialist in the advertising department of The Bank of California in San Francisco. I freelanced for the SF Bay Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner. I have shown my work at the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery and the Eye gallery in San Francisco.
Where to purchase:http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/573546
Hardcover , Dust Jacket $83.95 Hardcover, ImageWrap $89.95 Softcover $70.95 Price does not include shipping.
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