Bel-Air Dead

Bel-Air Dead by Stuart Woods

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Stuart Woods , Stuart Woods was born on January 9, 1938 in the small town of Manchester, Georgia, attended an ordinary public school, and then continued his education at the University of Georgia, completing his diploma in sociology. Upon completion of his studies, Stewart moved to Atlanta, and in 1960 settled in New York hoping to find a job related to journalism. At that time, newspapers and magazines were in no hurry to offer Woods a job in his specialty, and he had to get hired at an advertising agency, where he was paid $ 70 a week. In his own words, it was "a measure of my value to the company, given that my secretary received $ 80 a week." Stewart lived in New York throughout the sixties, with the exception of the ten months that he spent in the West German city of Mainham, at the behest of President John F.

Kennedy. Then the USSR erected the Berlin Wall, and Woods, along with other National Guardsmen, was sent to Germany, in his own words "do God knows what" ...

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Stuart Woods , Stuart Woods was born on January 9, 1938 in the small town of Manchester, Georgia, attended an ordinary public school, and then continued his education at the University of Georgia, completing his diploma in sociology. Upon completion of his studies, Stewart moved to Atlanta, and in 1960 settled in New York hoping to find a job related to journalism. At that time, newspapers and magazines were in no hurry to offer Woods a job in his specialty, and he had to get hired at an advertising agency, where he was paid $ 70 a week. In his own words, it was "a measure of my value to the company, given that my secretary received $ 80 a week." Stewart lived in New York throughout the sixties, with the exception of the ten months that he spent in the West German city of Mainham, at the behest of President John F. Kennedy. Then the USSR erected the Berlin Wall, and Woods, along with other National Guardsmen, was sent to Germany, in his own words "do God knows what" ... What he did was "drive a two and a half ton truck up and down the Autobahn." He explained that the truck was the only thing he flew as a member of the Air Force. In the late sixties, Stuart Woods moved to London and worked in various advertising agencies for three years. In early 1973, he decided it was time to start a novel that he had dreamed of writing since the age of ten. He moved to Ireland, where friends found him a small apartment in the stables of an ancient castle in County Galway, and two days a week he was busy with the affairs of a Dublin advertising agency, and the rest of the week worked on the novel. Soon, without writing hundreds of pages, Woods became interested in sailing and “... everything went to hell. All I did then was sailing. " Two years later, his grandfather died, leaving him "... enough money to take out a loan for the construction of a yacht," and he decided to take part in the 1976 transatlantic singles races (OSTAR). And since all his previous experience had consisted of a Sunday punt competition with the kids, in which he was always inferior, ”Woods had to spend eighteen months studying nautical art and navigation while his yacht was being built at Cork dock. In order to stay close to the ship, he rented a small cottage nearby. The races started from the English city of Plymouth in June 1976. He completed them in Newport, Rhode Island forty-five days later, midway through the competition. This was not a bad result considering that his yacht was one of the smallest in the entire fleet. How did he manage to sail the ocean all alone for six weeks? “I had good company,” recalls Stewart. He spent the next two years in Georgia writing two books: Blue Waters, Green Captain, in which he described his Irish experiences and transatlantic races, and A Romantic Guide to Countryside Hotels in Britain and Ireland, essentially a travel guide. In his spare time, he continued to practice sailing. In August 1979, on a friend`s yacht, he took part in the tragic, so-called Fastnet race, when the ships were caught in a terrible storm. Fifteen competitors and four observers were killed, but Stuart Woods and his friend came to the finish line with relatively minor damage to the ship`s hull. (These events were documented in the book Fastnet Force 10, written by John Rosemanir, a member of Stewart`s crew.) In October and November of the same year, Woods, as captain of a friend`s yacht, with a crew of six, crossed the Atlantic, entering ports in the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and ending a cruise in Antigua in the Caribbean. During this time, British publisher Blue Waters Green Captain sold the publishing rights to New York-based Norton, who in turn signed a contract with Woods to publish the 200-page book for an advance of $ 7,500. “After I accepted the advance, I had no excuses and had to get down to work.” He completed the book and it was published in March 1981, eight years after it began. The book was published under the title "Chiefs" (Police Saga). Although The Chiefs was printed in 20,000 copies, it quickly sold out and produced a six-hour CBC-TV drama featuring actors such as Danny Glover, Billy Dee Williams and John Goodman. The Chiefs (Police Saga) book gave Woods a name as a novelist. The book won the Edgar Alan Poe Award from the American Adventure Literature Association, and it soon received a Palindrome nomination. Later, Stuart Woods was awarded the highest literary French award - the Pulitzer Prize for the book Imperfect Wanderers. By that time, he was already the author of thirty-one novels. The latest novel, The Two-Dollar Bill, a new book about Stone Barrington, was released in April 2005. Stuart Woods has a pilot`s diploma and flies a single-engine aircraft for 6 passengers. He manages various types of vessels, including his own 28-foot yacht, and is a partner in the ownership of the 77-foot antique motor yacht Krasavitsa, built in 1929 and perfectly restored. Woods is currently a bachelor again, residing in Florida, Maine and New York City. He takes turns taking care of the Labrador Retriever with his ex-wife.  Official Site .