Ed Bethune will be in Pocahontas to launch his World War II story with a talk and book signing at the Randolph County Heritage Museum on Friday, July 22nd at 1:00 p.m. As a long time member and supporter of the museum, Bethune will donate all proceeds from book sales to the Heritage Museum . The former 2nd District Congressman was born in Pocahontas, graduated from Pocahontas High School, practiced law and was deputy prosecuting attorney in Randolph County before becoming a special agent of the FBI. While living in Pocahontas, his wife, Lana, taught English at Pocahontas High School. He is the author of 3 books which are available at the museum: Jackhammered, his memoir which includes the story of their rescue at sea in 1990; Gay Panic in the Ozarks, a legal thriller that has a photo of the Randolph County Courthouse on the cover. His new novel,A Pearl for Kizzy, has a fictional setting on the Black River.