FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
John Warley to Sign Copies of New Book at Fiction Addiction
South Carolina author and Citadel graduate John Warley will be signing copies of his new book, Stand Forever, Yielding Never (Evening Post, hardcover, $29.95), at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, May 19th, at 4pm. John will give a talk, take questions from the audience, then sign books.
Tickets to this event are $31.75. Your ticket admits one to the event, guarantees you a seat, and includes a copy of Stand Forever, Yielding Never. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.
On March 20, 1843, twenty young men from South Carolina assembled on Marion Square in Charleston to begin the educational experiment called The Citadel. In 2018, over 2300 cadets from all over the world, of varied race and gender, gathered to celebrate 175 years of tradition and excellence. This book explores that journey.
The school's survival into the 21st century overcame long odds. Prior to the Civil War, state-supported military colleges like The Citadel proliferated, particularly in the South, as a way to prepare young men for careers in education, law, medicine and engineering. Yet one by one, those military colleges either closed or found themselves absorbed into larger civilian environments. Today, only two state- supported military colleges remain; The Citadel is one. The college closed after the Civil War and remained closed until 1882, when a single vote in the South Carolina Senate revived it. In 1965, General Mark Clark retired after 11 years as The Citadel's president.
The following year, the college admitted its first African-American cadet, Charles Foster. More controversy arrived in the demand by women for admission. Coeducation, admittedly unpopular when forced upon the school by the courts, tested the skill, patience and resolve of administrations charged with the assimilation of women. The years since General Clark's retirement have seen a steady increase in admission standards, faculty development, academic proficiency and leadership training. U.S. News and World Report
has acknowledged this march toward excellence by ranking The Citadel for seven years in a row as the top public college in the South offering up to a masters degree. The school's rise in the last fifty years is a story worth telling, told here by one of its own.
About the author:
John Warley is a graduate of The Citadel and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is the author of three novels, the most recent being A Southern Girl, the first book published by Story River Books (Pat Conroy editor), an imprint of the University of South Carolina Press. He is the author of The Citadel War Memorial's welcoming inscription and of "The Citadel at War," a narrative history etched into the Memorial's walls. He lives and writes in Beaufort, South Carolina.
If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION
Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Jimmy John's, and Boardwalk). For more information, visit our website at http://www.fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540.
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