Legends: Georgians Who Lived Impossible Dreams

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865549777
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2005
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 1,422,802
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Lee Burge : an Horatio Alger story 3
James Finch : a marine's marine 5
Elliott Levitas : a bundle of perpetual motion 7
Architect Alexander : citizen deluxe 11
Raymond Davis : Georgia's four-star leatherneck 14
Tearin' up Peachtree again 18
A coach with no chance to win 21
The brothers Gross : a miracle 24
The fabulous phantom of Fitzgerald 28
Lipshutz : presidential advisor 31
Dan Magill : Mr. Bulldog 33
Wade Mitchell : Renaissance man 37
Arthur Montgomery : the man who brought big leagues to Atlanta 40
Aubrey Morris : the first newsman 45
Jesse Outlar : from the bushes to the majors 49
James Wessberry : I won't sell my soul 53
Baron Asher : Asher made dreams come true 59
1950 Bulldogs missed Billy Grant 66
William Daprano : chasing the gold 75
Stan "the man" Gann 81
They belong in the hall of fame 85
Charles Harris : a wonderful life 89
Whack Hyder : winning is not everything 94
Dorothy Kirby : a nice girl finished first 100
The Mahaffeys : family dominance 104
Edward Negri : save the fox 108
George Pendley : faith in God kept him alive 113
John Rousakis : Mr. Savannah 117
The Wright stuff 123
William Paschal : pride of the New York Giants 128
Ray Beck : all pro in his rookie year 131
Harry Johnson : Mr. America 134
A golden era of sports 138
Morocco : a two sports star 143
Howard who? : Doc Ayers, that's who 147
Larry Morris : the Brahama bull 151
Ratcliffe I, Father Time O 155
Billie Speed : the first woman sportswriter 159
Pepper Rodgers : Mr. Spice 163
A trip through time 167
Furman Bisher's untold story 171
Johnny Rauch : a dawg for the ages 176
Valdosta : Titletown USA 180
Pete Brown : the greatest blocker 189
Charley Louis Trippi did it all ... and then some 194
Elliott Galloway : miracle man 199
George Morris : one for the ages 204
Why not Dooley Field? 209
King of the flats 215
William Hartman : a back of all trades 220
Shea and O'Malley : peas in a pod 226
Ackerman extends a helping hand 231
The Durhams : sportscasting family 235
The moose is loose 239
Marist's driving force 243
The life of Reiley 249
A bulldog role model 253
Murphey put lady bulldogs on the national map 257
Tennic ace Larry Shippey 261
Seven "hall-worthy" athletes 265
Yelvington : king of the hill 269
Buck Martin : a tech immortal 273
Darrell Crawford : the man with the golden arm 277
Emmet Bondurant : the "indispensable" man 281
William Curry : classy coach, classy guy 284
William Chappell : more than winning games 288
Special team huddle 292
Eddie Lee : true gridiron grit 297
George Maloof : hometown hero 301
Theron Sapp : the man who broke the drought 304
Ronald Blomberg : baseball's first DH 307
The Dapranos : a golden couple 310
John Hunsinger : a winner in all fields 313
Jimmy Harper : a record-breaking official 315
Roger Kaiser : everybody's all-American 317
Paul Holmes : fast finish for a late starter 319
Gene Chandler : the block of the century 321
Conspicuous gallantry 323
Natalie Cohen : Atlanta's first lady of tennis 327
George Broadnax : a one man wrecking crew 329
Tommy Nobis : a star on and off the field 331
Charlie Yates : master of the greenways 333
Philip Niekro : Knucksie 335
Aaron Cohn : the goodness of his deeds 337
Garland Pinholster : old-fashioned "gumption" 339
Marion Campbell : the swamp fox 341
George Douglas Sanders : beat the best 343
George Mathews : GWTW 345
Arthur DeCarlo : Mr. Nice Guy 347
William Young : gridiron lessons pay off 349
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