Monday, August 4, 2008

"The Crazy Ones Shot Film"

Art Giberson
Art did it again. The Crazy Ones Shot Film is his 10th book. When a highly talented author mixes words and lasting photo images together, the reader realizes the authenticity of what he/she is viewing. Art presents quality pictures as well as meaningful words in his books. As Napoleon Bonaparte first said "A picture is worth a thousand words".

Many are well aware of Mr. Giberson's talent from his previous books. As a young man, Art departed Bluefield, West (by God) Virginia running; running straight into the US Navy. His talented writing of history will tell coming generations what it was actually like in the 20th century.

"The Crazy Ones Shot Film" is the story of the brave men and women who willingly put their lives on the line fighting to keep this nation free. Art has recorded Navy and Marine Corps history as it was made.

The book is available online at for $39.95 plus $4 shipping and handling.

Art Giberson, an award-winning writer/photojournalist is a former U.S. Navy combat photojournalist. After release from active military service in 1977 he worked as managing editor of the weekly Navy newspaper Gosport until his retirement in 2003.This unique combination of insider navy man with newspaper knowledge have earned him praise as a staunch First Amendment advocate. He continues to work as a freelance writer/photojournalist.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1977 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. During his more than 20 years of service he served on two aircraft carriers, USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) and USS Oriskany (CVA-34); the submarine tender USS Orion (AS-18); and the destroyer USS Zellars (DD-777). In October 1962, while serving aboard the Zellars, he participated in the Cuban Missile Crises. A Vietnam veteran, he made two deployments to Southeast Asia. Other duty assignments included the U.S. Submarine Base, New London, CT; Atlantic Fleet Combat Camera Group; and two tours of duty at the Naval Schools of Photography in Pensacola, FL. During his second tour, 1971-75 he served as Public Affairs Officer and Director of Photojournalism.

Mr. Giberson is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography; Syracuse University (Navy Photojournalism Program); the Naval Schools of Photography and Navy Motion Picture School.

In addition to The Crazy Ones Shot Film, Giberson is the author of WALL SOUTH, a pictorial history of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Pensacola, Florida; The BLUE GHOST: The Ship That Couldn't Be Sunk; PHOTOJOURNALIST, a novel about a Navy combat photographer; Century of War; The Mighty O; Through the Viewfinder; International Paper: Progressing into Tomorrow; and, Anything but the Truth (scheduled for release in December 2008), a sequel to his first novel Photojournalist.

Giberson is a member of` Gulf Coast Authors, National Press Photographers Association, National Association of Naval Photography and International Combat Camera Association.