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The Transition Years 1954-1968
A sequel to Those Were the Glory Years by Wallace Stanley Tyson. That book covered the history of West End High School in Nashville, Tennessee from 1937 to 1954. The school opened in 1937 and Dr. W.H. "Doc" Yarbrough served as the principal during that entire period. After Doc's retirement John Oliver was the principal for the remaining years the school served as a high school. Since 1968 the school has been a junior high school (1968-1980) and a middle school (1980-present time).
"...great, readable history. So much I didn't know...fascinating."
Virginia C., Sarasota, Florida
"...a delightful read and a must for every Blue Jay."
Diane R., Roanoke, Virginia
All The Way For Doc
The unlikely story of the West End High School Blue Jays in Nashville, Tennessee and their journey to win the State Basketball Tournament in 1954. West had won the championship in 1944, 1946, and 1948 under Coach Emmett Strickland. The fourth victory with Coach Joe Shapiro was not easy with four overtime games necessary in the District, Regional, and State Tournaments before a 42-40 victory over Lafollete in the final game. W.H. "Doc" Yarbrough was the school principal when the school opened in 1937 and he retired in 1954 after his undersized team had indeed gone all the way.
"All The Way For Doc is nostalgic and exciting."
Mary W., Hendersonville, Tennessee
"...a delightful, wise, witty, and artfully written memoir of the 1950s and 60s in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rocky S., Kensington, Maryland
If TIf hese
If These Walls Could Talk
The first edition of If These Walls Could Talk was a fund-raiser for the Oakley Christian Memorial Fund established after his death in 2016. Oakley was a West High graduate and active alumnus whose life touched many people for decades. This second edition contains all of the material in the earlier book, but includes an update on the Memorial Fund, and the school Athletic Hall of Fame. There are also several new biographies of former students.