AKENS, DAVID STRODE, 1921-

Biography:

Writer, editor, publisher. Born– April 16, 1921, Lost Creek, Ky. Parents– Claude Neuman and Nellie Geneva (Strode) Akens. Married– Helen Morgan, August 21, 1953. Education– University of Miami, A.B., 1951; University of Alabama, M.A., 1956. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Taught in Lost Creek, Ky., 1947-1949; edited Benham Magazine for International Harvester Company, 1949-1950; worked as freelance author, 1955-1957; and head of Strode Publishers after 1957. Honors– Strode Publishers received 1976 Special Award for outstanding publishing from Alabama Library Association. Member of the American Booksellers Association and Huntsville Chamber of Commerce.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who in America, 1980.

Publication(s):

The Alabama Last Laugh Joke Book. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

Auburn Last Laugh Joke Book. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

Best Basketball Booster. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1974.

Death of a Transplant. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1971.

Full-Time Football. Strode, 1972.

Historical Chronology of the NASA Marshall Center and MSFC Programs 1960-1973. Washington, D.C.; U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1976.

Historical Origins of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville, Ala.; Historical Office, Office of Management Services, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1960.

How to Get a Manuscript Published.  Strode, 1983.

How to Write Everything Better and Get It Published.  Circle Book Service, 1995.

John Glenn; First American in Orbit. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1965.

Loss of Hearing and You. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1970.

A Picture History; Rockets and Rocketry. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1962.

Rocket City, U.S.A. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1959.

Rockets and Rocketry; a Picture History. 2d. ed. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1964.

Saturn Illustrated Chronology. Huntsville, Ala.; Historical Office, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, 1973.

University Jokes Told with Class.  Strode, 1982.

University of North Carolina Last Laugh Joke Book. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1981.

World’s Greatest Leaders; the Akens Book of Supernatural Records. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1980.

Skylab Illustrated Chronology, 1962-73. Huntsville, Ala.; George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, 1973.

Joint_Publication(s):

Hearing Help. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

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Full Time Player. Huntsville, Ala; Strode, 1971.

Little League Leader. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1974.

Young Bear; the Legend of Bear Bryant’s Boyhood. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1977.

Death of a Transplant. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode Publications, 1971.

The Untitled Mystery. Tomball, Tex.; Circle Book Service, 1987