Siege of Deacon Hollow : Old Wake Forest Days
Siege of Deacon Hollow describes some of the joy and most of the despair that flooded the old Wake Forest campus, when, in the mid-fifties, Baptist sponsors were preparing a sell-out to Big Tobacco, which meant that the campus would soon find a new home in Winston-Salem, though without the magnolias for which it was famous and the traditions that for many years had been a hallmark for academic excellence. As a journalism professor widely known throughout the Carolinas and elsewhere once put it, quoting (and slightly misquoting) Shakespeare's arch villain Iago, "Alas. They have taken that which not enriches them and makes us poor indeed." Planter families all over Eastern North Carolina and the Lowcountry of South Carolina, they and many others, had long regarded Wake Forest as "their" school even as they now looked forward to astronomical athletic achievements, which, again, 'Alas,' did not come to pass. The work also chronicles the troubled relationship between protagonist Ryerson Goode and his half sister, Denise Longwood, from whom he has been separate since birth. Here, too, in the woodlands north of Raleigh undergrad Arnold Palmer first caught the attention of the golfing world and appeared destined to enjoy huge success on the pro tour, especially after leading his fellow collegians to a national title. His personable manner had also begun to attract the kind of crowds that one day would be know as "Arnie's Army."
- Paperback | 324 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.54mm | 557.92g
- 10 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Pub
- Large type / large print
- Large Print