FIGHT SONGS: A STORY OF LOVE AND SPORTS IN A COMPLICATED SOUTH was to be an insider's view of the history of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers, college football's reigning giants, from the perspective of a lifelong fan of the smallest school in the NCAA's Power 5, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. That was the plan, the focus of the research - until the pandemic came along - and now the world has a book that explains: the relationship between the South's histories and college sports; the connections and contradictions between the teams we root for and where we plant our roots; and the love that bloomed between a publisher's sales representative and a bookseller.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Ed Southern on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition hardback opened only for signing. Published in September, 2021 by Blair Publishers.
ED SOUTHERN (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers' Network, and the author of four books. Thank you Ed Southern for signing our books.