BrayBree Publishing is pleased to announce the release of its latest book, The Gentle Scholar - The Forgotten Story of John M. Webb and the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
The Gentle Scholar is a biography of John Maurice Webb (1847–1916), a well-respected and revered teacher who was co-principal of the famed Webb School in Culleoka and Bell Buckle, Tennessee, with his brother William “Sawney” Webb from 1873 to 1916. He was regarded as “the gentle scholar” by his students, among whom were many future state and national leaders and eight Rhodes Scholars.
Author Terry Barkley brings this forgotten figure in Tennessee education out of his older brother’s shadow and sheds light on his unique contributions not only to Webb School and Bell Buckle, but to Vanderbilt University and the improvement of educational standards throughout Tennessee and the South from the post-Reconstruction period to the early 20th century.
The Gentle Scholar will be officially released on April 5, 2015, the 99th anniversary of Webb’s death in Bell Buckle in 1916. However, pre-orders are now being taken and books will be shipped after the publication date. Events coinciding with its release will be announced at a later time.