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· The Bigger Purpose

· The Lure Of Flying

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· Jewish Exponent Interview

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· The Bigger Purpose

· Fathers And Sons

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· Bader Field Tower Donated

· Bidding Starts Tuesday For Atlantic City's Bader Field

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· Waking Dreams; The Subtle Reality; Bestseller

· Suicide Prevention Advocate

· Bader Field Ebook

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· My interview with TJ Walker

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· Survivor's Story: Carl David's Bader Field

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Carl David's books and the reasons they were written.
This is the story of a legendary art dealer whose life is suddenly cut short and how his two sons have to fill his gigantic shoes to carry forward the third generation family art gallery through treacherous financial times. This crushing blow comes only eight years after a horrific family tragedy left the Davids struggling to survive
an emotional black hole from which very few would escape.

Carl David is the third generation of a four-generation family art business in Philadelphia. He is the author of Collecting & Care of Fine Art published by Crown in 1981. His article about Martha Walter, an American Impressionist painter (1875-1976), was published in the American Art Review in May 1978 Mr. David's new book, Bader Field,embodies the emotional story of a son's loving relationship with his father-a legendary art dealer whose life is suddenly taken by a massive coronary at the young age of fifty-eight years. His death plunges the twenty-four-year-old man onto the front lines of the family art business, which he had entered a mere three years prior. Battling with his own grief while trying to help his adoring but fragile mother survive, David forges forward with all of the elemental tools his father imparted to him. His journey proves a difficult one, not having yet recovered from the horrific loss of his brother to suicide just eight years earlier when he was found dead on the fourth floor of the Rittenhouse Square townhouse, which was home to the prestigious David David Gallery. His self-imposed obligation is to successfully take the family art business to the next generation and to give his own children every bit of love, kindness, and wisdom bestowed upon him by the unique man whom they will never know other than the mark he left on everyone who knew him. Bader Field adds significant insight into the mysterious workings and dealings of the art world. David speaks from experience of having been immersed in it all of his life and having lived it from the inside out. There will be a tremendous crossover interest in this book as it combines the elements of an American family, its goodness and its tragedy interfaced with the multifaceted aspects of the art business and flying small airplanes. Bader Field in Atlantic City was the oldest airfield in the country. With little sophistication, its two asphalt runways juggled single and twin engine aircraft exuded a character and charm that created memories to last a lifetime. That is where this saga begins and where it ends as life comes full circle.

In 1981, my first book, "Collecting & Care Of Fine Art was published by Crown in New York. There had been so much hype about art as an investment that I felt the need to let the public know the truths and myths so I wrote a soup to nuts guide to the art world and its mysterious workings.

Yes, Fine Art is an investment but should be purchased for the beauty and pleasure of the imagery first and for all other reasons second. In the book, I leveled the playing field so that new art buyers and seasoned collectors alike had a realistic view into the complex art markets armed with powerful information to help keep them from getting
hurt. I earned a good deal of flack from some colleagues who resented the fact that I would divulge such truths.

"Bader Field," my second book had to be written. It broadcasts an even more important set of truths. It is a journey of love, forgiveness and acceptance. The emotional voyage began for me in the mid 1960's and never ended. It is my greatest hope that this book will reach deep into the hearts and souls of those it touches; fathers, sons,
brothers, mothers, sisters and grandparents, and others as it sends a powerful message throughout its episodes. For fathers who want to do better perhaps they will be influenced in a positive way and learn to do better with their children. For children who want better hopefully
they will see that there does exist better in the world and at least make a difference when it is their turn for fatherhood, and for those who have had better to pay it forward and share the goodness with those less fortunate. And, ultimately, it is my desperate hope that through my era of pain, anyone considering ending their life by their
own hand, will see that there is always another way, another answer,another day and that there is help without shame. That ever so horrific final act does not just take one person's life. It also takes in large measure the souls of one's family, friends and acquaintances and leaves a lifelong wound which mends somewhat over time but which
is also ripped opened constantly as it can never be healed. For to heal would be tantamount to forgetting and denying when all we can ever hope to do is learn to live with it. The sustained weight of theloss becomes a permanent part of our very being.

I wish that "Bader Field" joins the list of mandatory reading for every high school student. It needs to be read and taken seriously. As an adjunct it would pair so well in the course studies of psychology, sociology, metaphysics and all other sciences of human emotion. You cannot read it and not be moved.

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