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Auburn Man: The Life & Times of George Petrie Hardcover – July 1, 2007
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The Heart and Soul of a great institution for more than 50 years and one of the leaders in ensuring that the arts and humanities were a part of education at Deep South colleges and universities. Mike Jernigan does an excellent job of telling his story and the Auburn Story.
More than any book ever written this book explains the orgins of the characteristics, values, attitudes and quirks that define Auburn Men and Women to this very day.
While the book is of special interest to Auburn people, it would also be of interest to readers wanting to understand life in the South in the first part of the 20th Century and Higher Ed during the Great Depression.
I have since told my son (AU 1997) about the book and encouraged him to share it with his four children, in the hopes that one of them will choose Auburn for their college. My daughter is a UGA (Georgia) grad, so I doubt she will encourage her two daughters to go to Auburn. I also want to go on record as informing that blogger, Tyler Sims, that he must not post another blog until he reads this book. For until he does so, he is shortchanging his readers by not fully understanding the "inspiration" and history of the creed about which he blogs.
In closing, I believe that anyone who calls themselves an Auburn fan should be required to read this book--in order to graduate, to buy an Auburn sticker for their car, to wear an Auburn cap or attend an Auburn football game. WAR EAGLE!!