The inaugural recipient of The John Seigenthaler Legends Award in 2014 is the author of over 120 books, both fiction and nonfiction, including some wonderful investigative nonfiction. He is a man who has survived publishing, a man who has changed publishing, a man who is a fighter, an incredible mentor, a brilliant mind, and someone who inspires. He has taken on Congress and the CIA, and has written CIA’s Control of Candy Jones, War in Illinois, Coffee Tea or Me, and the Murder She Wrote series. Author Stephen King has said the number one thing a writer needs to do is tell the truth. That was John Seigenthaler’s philosophy. That’s also Donald Bain’s.