Never Fear: The Life & Times of Forest K. Ferguson Jr.
By Bob D'Angelo
Winner of the MWSA Bronze Medal, 2016 Biography Category
Forest K. Ferguson Jr. was a great athlete and a military hero. He excelled at tiny Stuart High School in the late 1930s and at the University of Florida from 1939 to 1941, where he became the second Gators football player to be named an All-American. He might have made it to the NFL, but "Fergie" followed a different calling. He joined the Army and became a World War II hero who won the Distinguished Service Cross for his courageous actions on D-Day. Severely injured at Omaha Beach, Ferguson's athletic career was over. Ten years later he died from his war wounds. Backed by diligent research and interviews with family members, teammates and military peers, "Never Fear" is a fresh look at a man whose skills and courage were evident on the playing field -- and on the field of battle.
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News and Reviews!
On Dec. 20, 2016, "Never Fear"was awarded a Bronze Medal by the Military Writers Association of America in the 2016 biography awards category!
"Never Fear" makes MSWA's Recommended Reading List for Autumn 2016!
"The book ... is well-researched and introduces Ferguson in a more in-depth way than ever-before." -- Scott Carter, GatorZone.com
"The story of Ferguson is one that needs to be told. It is tale of football, The Great Depression, patriotism and down-home family values (something sorely lacking in today’s world). The book is as much about World War II as it is about football and a man who paid the ultimate price in the defense of his country." -- Ron Keurajian, Sports Collectors Digest.
"Never Fear" featured in July 2015 issue of Atmore magazine in Atmore, Alabama by military/romance writer Bonnie Bartel Latino!
A review of "Never Fear" was published in the July 2015 edition of Atmore (AL) Magazine, in an article and sidebar written by award-winning military/romance writer Bonnie Bartel Latino. She writes that "D'Angelo presents this extensively researched biography in an easy to read straightforward style," and calls it "a compelling book."