We are asking people to donate Mississippi-themed books, books by Mississippi authors, and/or books that will comfort, enrich, and inspire sailors on board the USS Jackson. These can even be hardback books right off your shelves at home; when you are spring cleaning, think of what books you have that might be appropriate.
The commander of the USS Jackson expressed to John Evans, owner of Lemuria, that he is convinced that the quality of life for sailors on board our Navy's vessels is made infinitely better when the vessel has a real library.
Drop off points for the book drive are Lemuria Bookstore in Banner Hall and the Madison County Herald, located at 794 U.S. 51, Madison.
To get the ball rolling, UPM will be donating several books, including these six titles below that we think will be of special interest to the sailors on the USS Jackson
Tracks By Donald C. Jackson
Wilder Ways By Donald C. Jackson and Illustrated by Robert T. Jackson
German Boy: A Refugee’s Story By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe’s Secrets By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles By Michael B. Ballard
Americans at War By Stephen Ambrose