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Alastair Borthwick: Publisher of History

Scottish Journalist, broadcaster, and author Alastair Borthwick is remembered for his two great works of literature, “Always a Little Further” and “Battalion: a British infantry unit’s actions from El Alamein to the Elbe, 1942-1945”. Alastair Borthwick was born on February 17. 1913 in Rutherglen, however, he was raised in Troon and Glasgow. At 16 he would leave his studies to work for the Glasgow Herald as a copywriter for correspondents calling into the office. His opening into his true career was during his participation in the “Open Air” page. It allowed Alastair Borthwick to be involved in the incredible lands that Glasgow had to offer, that in turn would introduce him to write articles about the working class of the community. He moved briefly to London after a job offer, however, the big city lifestyle was not meant for him and he would move back to Glasgow a year later to work as a BBC radio correspondent.

In 1939 we would see the work of Alastair Borthwick really take off with the publication of “Always a Little Further”. This was a combination of articles written by Alastair during his time at the Glasgow Herald, particularly those written from his outdoor adventures. Although the publisher, Fabers was unsure of the publication, the project was pushed forward anyway and today holds as one of the best-written books on the subject of the outdoors.

During the Second world war, Alastair Borthwick (@AlastairBorthw1) was assigned to the 5th Battalion as an intelligence officer and would see actions on most of the Wars battlefields. After the war, Alastair was asked to write a history book on the battalion. The book would be published in 1946 as “Sans Peur, The History of the 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders”. The book received praise from many in the historical community. After the war, Alastair would go work for the BBC in 1940, follow by a successful television career in the 1960’s where he would film over 150 programs. Alastair Borthwick would retire with his wife in the 1970’s in Ayrshire. Alastair would live out his remaining years in a hill farm until his death in 2003.

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Meet Robert Ivy: An Architect, Author, and a Writer

Meet Robert Ivy: An Architect, Author, and a Writer

Robert Ivy, who is the current Chief Executive Officer as well as the Executive Vice President of AIA (the American Institute of Architects), received an award (Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award) from MIAL (Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters). You know what? Robert is the first architect to receive this kind of an award.

Polk Award is usually given to artists as well as art patrons living or connected to Mississippi in one way or another to recognize their exemplary performance when it comes to performing, supporting as well as creating art. According to Nancy LaForge, the president of MIAL, Robert worked extremely hard to enhance the accessibility of architecture to the public. Robert is a renowned author, writer as well as a commentator in the field of architecture and deserves the award. Find out more about Robert Ivy on Architect

Carl Elefante, the president of AIA said that being the chief executive of AIC from the year 2011, a practicing architect, an editor, and an author, Robert is a perfect ambassador for this noble profession. Carl continued to say that Robert Ivy receives the award not only because of his professional and personal achievements but also because he comes from Mississippi. Carl said that she was delighted to congratulate the honoree on behalf of their professional body (AIA).

Ivy became one of few Mississippians to be honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The previous honorees include late Walter Anderson, Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price, Shelby Foote as well as Eudora Welty.

More about Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy attended Sewanee where he specialized in English during his undergraduate studies. He also went to Tulane University for a master’s degree in Architecture. He was a member of the U.S. Navy prior to becoming an Architect.

In the year 1996, Robert Ivy got a chance to work as an editor of a famous architectural journal. His effort contributed immensely to the growth of the widely read journal. Also, he became the Editorial Director as well as the Vice President of the McGraw-Hill Media that included GreenSource: SNAP, Architectural Record: HQ Magazines, Constructor, Sweets, and ENR. Under the leadership of Robert , Architectural Records acquired several remarkable publishing industry honors.

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