The Mississippi Byrd: From Rural To Urban To Suburban and Beyond

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Xlibris Corporation, Mar 18, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 142 pages
The Mississippi Byrd: From Rural to Urban to Suburban and Beyond was written at the encouragement of many of his relatives and friends to motivate a larger audience. It is filled with challenges, excitement, and scintillation as it chronicles some of his adventure and misadventures. The book describes the tracks of Byrd’s life from rural Mississippi to urban Gary, Indiana to suburban Ann Arbor, Michigan and beyond including twenty years of service and travel in the U.S. Navy. Join Byrd in the experiences, the travel and the transformation of his life as well as the summation of Lessons learned.

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THE MISSISSIPPI BYRD: : From Rural to Urban to Suburban and Beyond

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An autobiography that very much resembles a 20th-century, African-American Horatio Alger novel. Byrd's life story traces a remarkable arc. Born fatherless, black and poor in Mississippi in the late ... Read full review

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Interesting read...I enjoyed the preview especially as it gave me a glimpse of some my family history .


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About the author (2008)

Shed Byrd was born in Brandon, Mississippi. He is the fourth of eight children. He grew up in Leland, Mississippi where he attended his first years of school. He had his first work experiences, working in the cotton fields, delivering newspapers and shining shoes. In 1953 he moved to Gary, Indiana where he graduated from high School. In 1957 he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan and joined the U.S. Navy in 1959. he retired from the Navy in 1978, and from the civil service in 2000. he is married and has two children.

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