This in-depth and chronological selection takes the best of the best from Celestine Sibley’s days as a beat reporter: from her stint, beginning in 1932 at age fifteen, as a cub reporter at the Mobile Press, through her work with the Pensacola News-Journal, and the high points of her career at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
For historical perspective and behind-the-scenes interest, commentary from Sibley’s peers discussing her style and giving remembrances of various news stories accompany many of the articles. Sibley frequently recalled those interesting early assignments in her later columns and Richard L. Eldredge’s well-researched introductory material draws heavily on Sibley’s own words.
Praise for Celestine Sibley:
“Celestine Sibley shared her spirit and soul with the people of Georgia.” – President Jimmy Carter
“Among all the reporters who have covered Georgia politics over the years, few understood and delighted in the foolishness and foibles of its participants as did Celestine Sibley.” – Senator Zell Miller