Harris, (Frank) Brayton 1932-
HARRIS, (Frank) Brayton 1932-
PERSONAL: Born April 25, 1932, in Ann Arbor, MI; son of Walter O. (a certified public accountant) and Lucille (Atkinson) Harris; married Kathleen Kelley (a nurse psychotherapist), 1986; children: Walter Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Shelton. Ethnicity: "Celtic." Education: University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1953; graduate study at University of California—Los Angeles, San Francisco State University, and George Washington University. Politics: "Nondenominational." Religion: Episcopal.
ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—6521 Mission Rd., Mission Hills, KS 66208; fax: 913-432-6907. E-mail— [email protected]
CAREER: U.S. Navy, career officer, 1953-78, including assignments as military censor in Korea and coordinator of media activities in Vietnam, retiring as captain; U.S. Selective Service System, Washington, DC, assistant director, 1980-81; Pratt & Whitney, West Palm Beach, FL, public relations representative, 1984-90; B. F. Goodrich Aerospace, Akron, OH, director of communications, 1990-98; also worked as printer, publisher, and editor. Martin County Council for the Arts, vice president; Akron Symphony Orchestra, member of board of trustees; Cleveland National Air Show, member of board of trustees.
MEMBER: Navy League of the United States (president of Akron-Canton council, 1996-97).
AWARDS, HONORS: Military: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star. Other: Two Silver Anvil Awards, Public Relations Society of America.
Age of the Battleship, 1890-1922, Franklin Watts (New York, NY), 1965.
(With J. Kirschenbaum) Safe Boat, W. W. Norton (New York, NY), 1990.
The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History, Berkley Publishing (New York, NY), 1997.
Blue and Gray in Black and White: Newspapers in the Civil War, Brassey's (Washington, DC), 1999.
(Editor) The Civil War, Ironweed Press (New York, NY), 2003.
Contributor of more than 200 articles to magazines.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
History: Reviews of New Books, fall, 2000, Robert D. Sawrey, review of Blue and Gray in Black and White: Newspapers in the Civil War, p. 12.
Journal of Southern History, May, 2001, review of Blue and Gray in Black and White, p. 458.
Library Journal, August, 1999, Charles C. Hay, review of Blue and Gray in Black and White, p. 112; November 15, 2002, Randall M. Miller, review of The Civil War, p. 85.
Naval War College Review, summer, 2002, Christopher Cooper, review of The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History, p. 165.