Honoring the Legacy of William Friday this University Day

Now, and available for the first time in paperback, William A. Link’s second edition of the acclaimed biography William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education is updated to trace William Friday’s remarkable career and commemorate his legendary life.
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Video: William A. Link talks to The Civil War Monitor

In an interview with The Civil War Monitor, William A. Link talks about the fall and rise of Atlanta as a New South city after the Civil War. Continue Reading Video: William A. Link talks to The Civil War Monitor

William A. Link: Atlanta Rising After Sherman

Atlanta’s white boosters embraced a new narrative about the city’s past which wiped clean the slaveholding past and adopted a message of openness to investment by northern capitalists Continue Reading William A. Link: Atlanta Rising After Sherman

William A. Link: Remembering Bill Friday

It’s not easy to write a biography of a living person, for a variety of reasons. Bill made it easy. I spent more than 40 hours interviewing him. He was unfailingly generous in offering his time, including a last round of interviews after I had written a draft of the book. We got to know each other well. I developed a habit of drinking Diet Cokes because that was what he always offered, and only recently have I shaken the habit. Continue Reading William A. Link: Remembering Bill Friday

In honor of William Friday, 1920-2012

William Friday spent a lifetime in public service. In that spirit, we offer free online access to the book that explores his remarkable career. Continue Reading In honor of William Friday, 1920-2012