New York, NY, December 12, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- In his latest book titled’ Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry, The Untold Story of an American Legend’, Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts the true story of the man behind the iconic American hero, telling the poignant tale of a young Virginia convict who died working on one of the most dangerous enterprises of the time, the first rail route through the Appalachian Mountains. Nelson even confirms the legendary contest between John Henry and the steam drill and equally important, Nelson masterfully captures the life of the ballad of John Henry, tracing the song's evolution. We see how the American Communist Party appropriated the image of John Henry as the idealized American worker, and even how John Henry became the precursor of such comic book super heroes as Superman or Captain America.
Sound Author’s host Dr. Kent Gustavson had the honor of interviewing Scott on the December 5th, 2008 show. This podcast and all archived podcasts can be searched from the Sound Authors website at www.soundauthors.com/category/podcast.
Each Friday at 3PM Eastern Standard Time, Sound Authors radio show features live interviews and readings from all varieties of authors, known and not-yet-known; all soon-to-be bestselling authors from all walks of life, from Hollywood actors to marathoners, to PhD therapists or life coaches.
Tune in next week, December 19 th, 2008 to hear Garen Thomas author of Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama. Garen takes us through the life of Barack Obama, from his struggle to fit in with his classmates, and concern about not knowing his biological father, through his term as an Illinois senator, and the long campaign for president, to his historic victory.
Sound Authors radio show each week is replete with authors from around the country and around the world, each telling their tales, from self-help to fiction, children’s books to thrillers, how-to books to corporate guidebooks.
Original music is also featured, along with up-and-coming bands and singer-songwriters. Listen for musician interviews and fresh music each week. No need to run out to your nearest bookstore to find the next great book or CD.
Tune in to Sound Authors every Friday at 3PM EST on Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com. The show also podcasts each interview separately, and all archived podcasts can be searched from the Sound Authors website at www.soundauthors.com or www.blogtalkradio.com/soundauthors . Sound Authors - where authors sound off!
Sound Authors Host Dr. Kent Gustavson’s background is in music, but his career has been in publishing. He is the owner of an independent book publisher, and a publishing consultant around the world. His many CDs and his book are available from his website online, or through the Sound Authors website.
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