J. Percy Priest and His Amazing Race: A Biography

J. Percy Priest and His Amazing Race: A Biography

by Rebecca Harris Stubbs


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J. Percy Priest and His Amazing Race is a gift from Rebecca Harris Stubbs to anyone interested in Tennessee history, American political history, and the heroes who made this country great. With previously unpublished letters,
personal commentaries from Priest's friends and associates, and academic analysis extracted from local, state, and federal records, the author treats us to a light, often delightful, and distinctly tender narrative. She delves into the life of a former schoolteacher and journalist who entered
Congress with an upset win after a mere eight-week campaign, and became a powerful committee chairman, an influential Congressional leader, and close friend of Billy Graham. Priest left a pronounced mark on Tennessee and
American history, and his name is still associated with integrity,
commitment, and honor more than fifty years after his untimely death at the age of fifty-six. For anyone in need of a reminder of what American hero means, this is a book that must be read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439244135
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 11/19/2009
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Harris Stubbs has deep ancestral roots in Tennessee's Davidson and Maury counties and is related to Percy Priest through her grandmother, who was the half sister of the congressman's father. She has written about Priest for the "Tennessean" and the "Nashville Historical Society."

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