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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780881462784
ISBN-10: 0881462780
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2012
Pages: 280
Language: English