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About Ed Ford

Author continues focus on the Civil War in new book

Ed Ford is an author of historical fiction and has written five books, two plays and a number of articles about the U.S. Civil War. The Necessities of Life continues in the historical fiction vein, but is set in a different time period – the late 1930s as America was struggling to survive the Great Depression.

Prior to his career as a novelist, Ford was an award-winning corporate editor and public relations specialist with Ford Motor and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Companies and was a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor.

An early member of the Battle of Richmond (KY) Association, the Berea, KY native has served as president and director of that Civil War organization.  He’s also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The University of Kentucky journalism graduate operates his own public relations firm in Richmond, KY and has served as public relations director for Berea College.

You may contact author Ed Ford by email at

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