On the pages of this book one hundred gallant men from the American South come to life. Through both picture and story we meet everyone from Sam Houston, a man who rose from the depths of personal tragedy to achieve greatness, to John James Audubon, who endured years of poverty until his genius was finally recognized in the stately mansions of London and Paris.
In Sons of the South Clayton Rand probes the hearts and minds of these valiant Americans and by so doing adds new meaning to our nation’s history with this roll call of honor in which every Southern state from Maryland to Oklahoma is represented.
About the Author
Clayton Rand’s story is also part of the American saga. Raised in a sawmill town in the backwoods of Mississippi, he worked his way through Mississippi State College by selling peanuts to the students and through Harvard Law School by peddling kitchen utensils to New England housewives. In 1919, Mr. Rand bought his first country newspaper, the Neshoba Democrat, after three years judged the best weekly in Mississippi. Later he was the owner-editor of the Dixie Press in Gulfport, Mississippi. He had also achieved distinction as a national columnist and an accomplished after-dinner speaker. Sons of the South was his labor of love, a volume to which he devoted many years of enthusiasm and research.
SONS OF THE SOUTH
By Clayton Rand
Illustrated by Dalton Shrouds, Harry Coughlin, and Constance Joan Naar
224 pp. 8 x 11
100 b/w illus. Index
ISBN: 9780911116762 hc