Colorado Book Publisher
GUNNY Memoirs of Mobile's South Side

     GUNNY captures the soul of Alabama's intriguing culture and stormy political heritage, treating the reader to a Southern journey through the Depression, Prohibition, play & pay baseball leagues, rugged ward heeling politics, segregated WWII shipyards, black veterans' discrimination, volatile voting rights struggles, and white supremacy. This panoramic biography provides the insider's view into an impoverished culture that produced an unlikely star athlete, Liberty ship builder, Democratic party populist, courageous state registrar, and Mobile's most controversial figure. Though Gunny cherished his state baseball championship with the 1930 Whippets, history notes a more stunning and profound moment years later when he squared off with Alabama's Attorney General in court before three federal judges to confront Alabama's high tide of white supremacy.


   Awarded the 2008 Independent Publisher's Gold Medal for Best Southeast Non-fiction Book.

Awarded the Colorado Independent Publishers Association's EVVY award for history and biography for 2008.


Memoirs of Mobile's Southside: 
Riding Alabama's Tide of White Supremacy

Copyright 2007 James Joullian Gonzales

Library of Congress Control Number: 2007902299

ISBN-13: 978-0-9794714-1-4
ISBN-10: 0-9794714-1-9

456 pages with bibliography and index
8.5 x 5.5 inches dimensions
1 lb. 5 oz. shipping weight