Magnolia Gridiron Cathedrals is a book written by Nash Nunnery about Mississippi high school football fields. And nothing gets the blood pumping throughout Mississippi towns like high school football. He will be at the museum on Thursday, Nov. 16, at noon for a book talk and book signing. The Museum Guild will provide a sack lunch. The event is free.
Kitchens Field in New Albany is one of those 47 high school football stadiums that Mississippi author Nash Nunnery gives a guided tours in what many call hallowed ground.
“In Magnolia Gridiron Cathedrals, Nunnery, a veteran sports journalist doesn’t just give you the who, what, when, and where, he puts you at the fifty-yard-line (or down on the sideline) with his descriptions. You’ll get a firsthand sense of the blood, sweat and tears players gave on Friday nights under the lights.”
Covering nearly every corner of the Magnolia State and many fields of green in between, Magnolia Gridiron Cathedrals is illustrated by renowned cartoonist and journalist Marshall Ramsey, and it’s loaded with original photography from Vicki Nunnery and Fred Rainer. It’s a great coffee table book you’ll actually read and a fascinating book about high school football in the Magnolia state.
A native of the Mississippi Delta, freelance writer Nash Nunnery has written newspaper and magazine articles for various publications over the years, including the Clarion-Ledger, Jackson Daily News, Mississippi Business Journal, Clinton News. Mississippi Sports magazine, Vicksburg Post, Clinton Courier and the Rankin County News.
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Jill Smith, Director
Union County Heritage Museum
114 Cleveland Street
New Albany,MS 38652