Lost Flowers: True Stories of the Moonshine King, Percy Flowers

Lost Flowers: True Stories of the Moonshine King, Percy Flowers

by Perry D. Sullivan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482346671
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 194,361
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A retired Lieutenant Colonel from the US Air Force, Perry Sullivan is a writer and pilot for a commercial airline. He is also a decorated war veteran with seventeen medals and decorations, including two aerial achievement metals with valor. A jet pilot for twenty-one years in the United States Air Force, Sullivan flew in the Iraq War, Bosnia, South America, and Asia. The secret son of a notorious moonshiner from Clayton, North Carolina, Sullivan uses his folksy wit and gift for describing detail in Lost Flowers, his first-person glimpse into the bootleg empire of his father, Percy Flowers. From the untainted perspective of a child to the maturing viewpoint of a young man, Sullivan's memoir offers not only a rare regional historical account into the world of bootleg whiskey, cockfighting, and foxhounds, but also a reflection on the important life lessons he learned and hopes to pass on to his sons, Josh and John. The author resides with his family in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri.

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Lost Flowers: True Stories of the Moonshine King, Percy Flowers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a GREAT read! I am ALWAYS fascinated with the ways of the "Old South". After reading this book I felt like saying to the author "Hey now, this stays right here between you and me. Ya Hear"? After doing some research of my own I found the website devoted to the book and the Soundtrack. LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT! CLETUS G.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!  I couldn't put the book down.  I had to stay up till I was done.  The author made me feel like I was there.  Love the characters.  5 Star!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, cried and laughed some more.  What a heart-warming story that will pull at your heart strings and  make you think about your own life and choices.  Best summer read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Speechless and breathtaking.  What a fantastic read!  Great insight into this illusive moonshiner's life and the colorful characters.   I loved it!  Make a movie please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having lived during this era in the south I was delighted with the wonderful story so well written by Perry Sullivan. His first hand account  is an easy read and full of interesting nuances that only  a first hand experience could provide. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up and still live in the Johnston County only a few miles away from the very place the book is written about. This book was one I could not put down.I gave the book 5 stars and if there were 10 I would give it a 10. Hope to see a movie of this great life story. Carol Johnson Clayton, NC 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a blessing. I started reading it and could not stop. Some nights I was up until after midnight reading. I raise walker foxhounds that are descendates of Percy's old stuff and have heard so many stories about Mr. Percy that even I visted the area a few years ago, took pictures of the store, and talked with a few of the local folks. I have had the priviledge to hunt with old timers that raised hounds for Mr. Percy and I was astonisihed at the stories they told me in relation to the stories told in the book.. Mr. Sullivan thank you so much for writing such a fine book. You have not only shared important memories with your wife and sons, you have given back to your community, and filled alot voids in many people lives. God Bless You. I hope our paths will cross again one day. Roscoe
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SPEECHLESS< Take this in all ways not only the most popular way commonly used. Surely is interesting how many things are capitalized upon while others are totally ignored just to fit the success of a piece of work. It certainly gave me a brand new opinion of the writer whom I have known my whole life. A person I thought I knew, but Perry, I certainly don't know you at all and I wish it had stayed that way now.