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By Staff
Oct. 8, 2003
Meridian native Dr. Sam A. Threefoot has written a book that spans a 65-year period.
The 31 short stories and 37 essays cover the time from World War II to the present. Threefoot said the stories were prompted by experience and observation and some by original thoughts.
He writes about Meridian's tallest building, which still bears the family name.
The Threefoot Building was completed, but the Depression had arrived.
Threefoot attended Marion Park Elementary School and Meridian Junior High. In 1934, his father died and he and his mother moved with his brother to Selma, Ala.
He went on to earn a medical degree from Tulane in 1945. From 1953-1970, he was director of research and medical education at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. He was also chief of staff at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans from 1979-1991 when he retired.
Book: "S.A.'s &Short Stories"
Publisher: PublishAmerica
How to order: Write to PublishAmerica, P.O. Box 151, Frederick, MD 21705 (shipping and sales tax not included in price); call (240) 529-1031 or visit
Cost: $19.95
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