Author Paul Hemphill to lead ‘A Tiger Walk Through History’ Dec. 10

AUBURN – Paul Hemphill, Auburn alumnus and author of “A Tiger Walk Through History: A Compete History of Auburn Football from 1892 to the Tuberville Era,” will talk about his book at a reception in his honor on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Ariccia lounge in The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

In this book, he chronicles Auburn’s football program from the first game, coached by Auburn legend George Petrie, to the present. Contributors to the volume include Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Ken and Joy Ringer, Anne River Siddons, Jim Stewart and Cynthia Tucker and Auburn athletic director emeritus David Housel.

Hemphill was sports editor of the Auburn Plainsman during Auburn’s 1957 national championship season and is the author of 16 books.

“A Tiger Walk Through History” is the second title in the Pebble Hill Books imprint series, a cooperative publishing venture of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the University of Alabama Press. This joint enterprise between Auburn University and the University of Alabama is designed to publish works that grow out of or contribute to the center’s programming.

The reception is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, the College of Liberal Arts Development Office, the Auburn Alumni Association and the Auburn University Bookstore. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. For more information on the reception or Pebble Hill Books, call (334) 844-4946 or go to www.auburn.edu/cah.

Contact: Maiben Beard, (334) 844-4903 (maiben.beard@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)