A local friend known to many Memphis Friends, George Grider Jr., has a new book out, Voyage of the Merry Ark.
The memoir tells the remarkable story of five crewmen caught in an ocean storm that nearly took their lives. The story of the at-sea rescue of the dog Sam, the ship’s mascot, was published nationwide, sparking a revolution in American animal rights, one that continues sixty years later.
Such an extraordinary ending–nautical and political–required extraordinary players, including Memphis civil-rights lawyers Lucius Burch, Mike Cody, and George Grider, a future U.S. Representative.
Copies are available at Burke’s Books, or can be purchased online at Amazon.