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Award-winning and best-selling author Don Keith was born in 1947 and has lived in the South all his life. While working as a broadcast journalist, he won awards from the Associated Press and United Press International for news writing and reporting. As an on-the-air broadcaster, Don twice won the Billboard Magazine "Radio Personality of the Year." 


His first novel, THE FOREVER SEASON, was published by St. Martin's Press in the fall of 1995 to commercial and critical success. The novel won the Alabama Library Association's "Fiction of the Year" award in 1997 and was re-issued in the fall of 2002 by the University of Alabama Press as part of its prestigious Deep South Books series. 


Don's thriller co-written with former nuclear submarine commander George Wallace, FINAL BEARING, was released by Forge Books of quickly became a national bestseller. A sequel to that novel, FIRING POINT, has been optioned by a major film studio and a motion picture is in the works.


Keith's first non-fiction work, GALLANT LADY, the true story of a remarkable World War II submarine, the USSArcherfish, was written with the significant help of former Archerfish crewmember Ken Henry.  


His next non-fiction work, IN THE COURSE OF DUTY, was published by the Caliber imprint of Penguin USA and deals with another amazing WWII submarine, the USS Batfish, her heroic efforts in the Pacific and the wonderful story of how she came to rest today high and dry in a former bean field in Muskogee, Oklahoma--the middle of the Dust Bowl and the Cherokee Nation.


This and other non-fiction submarine books by Don Keith were offered as featured selections of The Military Book Club.


Also in 2006, Cumberland House Press released Don's unique series of vignettes about legendary college football coach "Bear" Bryant titled THE BEAR: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF COACH PAUL "BEAR" BRYANT.


Don's next work was THE ICE DIARIES, the untold story of America's first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, and her historic Cold War trip to the North Pole in 1958.  The book was co-written with Captain William R. Anderson, the skipper of Nautilus on that world-changing, top-secret voyage.  The book was submitted for consideration for the Pulitzer Prize.



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