Life of Dreams: The Good Times of Sportswriter Fred Russell (Hardcover)
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Life of Dreams is the first complete biography of Fred McFerrin Russell, one of the all-time stars in sports journalism. This biography details how the Vanderbilt man started with the Nashville Banner in the late 1920s, ascended to Sports Editor and remained with this paper loyally for sixty-nine years. He led the daily charge against the better-funded Tennessean, and it was a fierce rivalry for decades until the Banner folded in 1998.
Outliving almost all of his contemporaries, Russell rubbed elbows with some of the greats of the twentieth century, with
men such as Sparky Anderson, George Steinbrenner, Archie Manning, Vince Dooley, and Lou Holtz.
About the Author
Andrew Derr is Vanderbilt University's
1992 recipient of the Fred Russell-
Grantland Rice TRA Sportswriting
Scholarship. A part-time freelance
journalist since graduating in 1996, he
lives in Maryland with his wife, Molly,
and four children, Michael, Hannah,
Isabella, and Lukas. His full-time career
is with Deloitte Consulting.