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The inspiring story of how Diane Black rose from public housing to public office and turned her meager beginnings into stalwart leadership

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, May 22, 2018 / -- NASHVILLE (May 2018) - Dunham Books of Franklin, Tennessee, announces the release of Unstoppable, the inspiring story of Congressman Diane Black’s remarkable life and accomplishments, written by her husband, David L. Black, PhD. From growing up in public housing to holding public office, Diane Black has lived the classic American Dream. Despite her humble upbringing, she became the first in her family to attain a college degree and went on to a successful career in nursing.

Publisher David Dunham stated: “I am pleased to publish Dr. Black’s inspiring and informative biography about his wife, Congressman Diane Black. Her story of growing up in public housing, becoming a nurse, and then being elected to the US Congress is the classic American Dream.”

In this moving memoir, Dr. Black recounts the unforgettable moment in 1967 when he first laid eyes on Diane, and how eleven years later they finally embarked on a life together. When Dr. Black moved his family to Tennessee in 1986, he never imagined that his wife would one day be elected to the Tennessee General Assembly and later to the US Congress. Dr. Black’s moving tribute reveals the genuine character behind the nationally known public figure and the truth behind the political falsehoods. Named one of the twenty-five most influential women in Congress, Diane Black is dedicated to serving others and has an unstoppable spirit of determination in all she does.

• Publication Date: May 13, 2018
• Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9996646-4-3 / eBook ISBN 978-0-9996646-5-0

About the Author
David L. Black, PhD, is an internationally recognized forensic toxicologist, founder of Aegis Sciences Corporation, founder and CEO of the Phoenix Sciences Group LLC, and founder and CEO of 2nd Vote. Dr. Black has served as a consultant to major organizations for development of substance abuse prevention and testing programs. Dr. Black has extensive experience as an expert witness in local, state, national, and international court cases involving drug use and testing.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and his doctorate degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. Black is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (D-ABFT) and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC). Dr. Black is currently a clinical associate professor with appointments in pathology, microbiology, immunology, and pharmacology at Vanderbilt University.

Prior to attending college Dr. Black served in the United States Marine Corps and deployed for 13 months to South Vietnam from June 1968 to July 1969. He served with 1st Marine Air Wing stationed in Da Nang and Chu Lai in what was referred to as I Corps, just below the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating South and North Vietnam. Arriving just as the Tet Offensive of 1968 was concluding he spent 90 days on night patrol guarding the Da Nang airbase prior to assignment in the communication command center due to his top secret clearance. Subsequently he was finally assigned to his air wing unit performing avionics maintenance on the A-6 Intruder fighter-bomber. Due to non-combat injury in September of 1968 Dr. Black is a 10% disabled veteran.

Dr. Black and his wife, Diane, have been married for more than thirty-seven years. They have three grown children and six grandchildren. They live in Gallatin and attend Community Church in Hendersonville.

About Dunham Books
Dunham Books is a Tennessee-based boutique publisher of general trade books in multiple genres including fiction and non-fiction. For more information go to


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