Dr. Andrew D. Sharp ’83 authors "Antebellum Myths and Folklore: A Search for the Truth"

Fri, 02/05/2010 (All day)

Feb. 5, 2010

MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Andrew D. Sharp, professor of accounting and 1983 alumnus, has written “Antebellum Myths and Folklore: A Search for the Truth,” published in 2009 by ArtCraft Press. Spring Hill College will host a book signing during Homecoming on the Hill from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 23 in Byrne Memorial Hall.

Co-authored by Greta J. Sharp, the book covers the most significant “stories” heard in and about some of the historic buildings located in the Southern cities of Mobile, Ala., and Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss. Sharp researched this project while serving as the Thomas E. Caestecker Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts for 2006-2009.

The book contains a foreword by Gordon A. Cotton, director and curator of the Old Court House Museum in Vicksburg. The back cover features reviews by Dr. Charles J. Boyle, Spring Hill College professor emeritus and archivist, and Chris Brinkley and Tom Pharr, proprietors of Vicksburg's Anchuca Historic Mansion and Inn.

After graduating from SHC in 1983, Sharp went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Duke University in 1985 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in accountancy from The University of Mississippi in 1990.

All proceeds from book sales benefit the Friends of the Spring Hill College Library. Available wherever books are sold.