Decaon deGravelles, Episcopal's very own Lower School Chaplain and author will soon be launching his new book, The Rise and Fall (and Redemption) of Billy Cannon, published by the LSU Press.
Here are some reviews from the latest press release:
“For more than half a century since the glory days of Billy Cannon, LSU football fans have gotten only pieces of his story. This book provides a detailed account of a celebrated athlete. It also offers something much bigger – the journey of a proud but wounded man who took a remarkable path and eventually ended up exactly where he wanted to be.”
—Jeffrey Marx, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Walking with Tigers
“Charles deGravelles’s portrait of Billy Cannon is a big, bruising, unforgettable look at one of the most fascinating characters in the history of American sports . . .deGravelles reveals Cannon to be a decent man in search of the same redemption we all should want. You'll be blown away.”
—John Ed Bradley, author of It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium
More information about the September 10th launch will be available soon.
Congratulations Chaplain Charlie!!