(027720) Edmiston, William C. The Fat Of The
Land. St. Augustine, FL: The Record Press, 1958. 1st Edition. Hardcover.
8vo. 233 pages. Fine in Very Good DJ. A scarce self-published book. Notation and
inscription on front endpaper: To Virginia/This book was written by/my father. I
think we/ share many memories in/common/With prayers and love/Helen
Gitlin/Christmas, 1997. DJ top edge is worn and has two small closed repaired
tears . The author was born in Petersburg, Tennessee in 1891. He attended
Trinity College (ie Duke University) in Durham, NC. Most of his life was spent
in the teaching professsion in both high schools and colleges in various parts
of the south. The Preface of the book written by his daughter Helen, states that
this book 'is an unpretentious book written about people who lived in middle
Tennessee around the turn of the century. It is the story of their way of life,
their loves, births, deaths, disappointments, and successes.