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Author Biography: Robert C. Foster III
An ex-naval aviator and graduate of Bowdoin College, Bob Foster spent his career in advertising at media houses in New York; Time Inc., Newsweek and CBS Network Television. He was the founding advertising director of one of the first regional magazines called On The Sound. Bob left NYC to become publisher of the National Fisherman headquartered in Camden. He served them for a year and a half before creating a magazine prototype, Courtroom USA, for a group of investors.
At the completion of this project, he and his wife moved aboard their gaff-rigged wooden schooner and cruised the Bahamas and the Caribbean for ten years. Later, they spent several years living in Italy while studying the art and architecture of ancient Rome.
Recently, Bob finished four years as marketing director of the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard (previously Samples Shipyard) during the restoration and rebuilding of a number of wooden ships such as the City of Philadelphia's tall ship, the Gazella, the iconic HMS Bounty replica built for the 1964 Marlon Brando movie, and the replica of the pinnace Discovery for the Jamestown Living History Museum in Virginia.
Bob lives on an historic saltwater farm in Maine with his wife, Janet and their Weimaraner, Guenevere.
on March 24, 2012 :
If you enjoy AMC's MAD MEN, then your going to really love Robert Foster's ADMAN. Foster though is not a Hollywood script writer, he's the real deal, and he tells it like it really was, with real people and real events. If what he writes is true, and somehow I don't think anyone could make this stuff up, then the rest of us missed one heck of a wild time during the glory days of magazine advertising and doing whatever it took to land a client and keep him coming back year after year. A very enjoyable read that had me laughing from start to finish.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)