Flowers to hold book signing for new memoir at Luverne Public Library

Published 5:19 pm Thursday, September 17, 2015

Few states have as fascinating a political history as Alabama, especially in the post-World War II era.

Moving onto and off the state’s electoral stage during this time period of remarkable transformation have been some of the most interesting figures in 20th-century American government and politics.

Now, the backstage intrigue of Alabama politics receives a lively treatment in Of Goats and Governors, the high-spirited new memoir by former Alabama Rep. Steve Flowers.

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Flowers will visit the Luverne Public Library Sept. 23 for a book signing.

“Of Goats and Governors offers a peephole through which readers can look back at three exuberant generations of Alabama politics,” said Edwin Bridges, director emeritus of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Flowers is Alabama’s most watched and read political columnist and commentator. His column on Alabama politics appears weekly in 66 Alabama newspapers.

In addition to his famous column, he serves as the political analyst for the University of Alabama radio and television network.

His weekly radio commentary for the University is listened to statewide on Alabama Public Radio. He is also the political analyst for WAKA/the Alabama news network in Montgomery.

Flowers has been an up close observer and participant in Alabama politics for more than 50 years. He is considered the utmost authority on Alabama politics.

Flowers served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1982-1998.

During his 16-year tenure he recorded a perfect attendance record.

His House colleagues honored him as Outstanding Freshman member in 1982, Most Ethical member in 1988 and Most Outstanding member in 1992.

“There could be no better guide to this colorful history than Steve Flowers,” Former Alabama Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor Bill Baxley said. “Steve Flowers has become our state’s leading political columnist and commentator. Of Goats and Governors is delightful.”

Flowers will be at the library from 12 to 2 p.m.