New Xulon Book Inspires Readers to Impact the World One man makes history--Powell pens Leroy Stover's amazing story

MAITLAND, Fla., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Within the pages of Bessie Stover Powell's new book, LEROY STOVER, BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA'S FIRST BLACK POLICEMAN: AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY: A Three Decade Perspective ($12.99, paperback, 978-1-62509-715-6; $6.99, e-book, 978-1-62509-716-3) readers will learn about the life of Leroy Stover—Birmingham, Alabama's first black policeman through newspaper articles, artifacts and family reflections. Don L. Powell, Ph.D. and Deputy Chief Leroy Stover, B.S. also contribute to this work.


"[I hope] that Leroy's life and his accomplishments will be an inspiration to all readers," states the author. "[This book] is American History, Black History and the first account of the bravery and achievements of Deputy Chief Stover."

Bessie Stover Powell is the oldest niece of Deputy Chief Leroy Stover. They grew up in the same household. She researched many historical documents, and conducted extensive interviews with her uncle in chronicling his journey. Don L. Powell is a distinguished scholar, teacher and administrator. He has a B.A. in English, Miles College; M.A. in English, Atlanta University; and a Ph.D. in English University of Illinois. Deputy Chief Stover has been described as a risk-taker, trail-blazer, intelligent, role model, effective administrator, trouble shooter, detail oriented, well dressed, and above all, fair and firm.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order LEROY STOVER, BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA'S FIRST BLACK POLICEMAN through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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Bessie Stover Powell, Ed.D. Xulon Press, 866-381-2665,

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