“I loved the story of Nick. It was great, heartfelt. Andy brought the human side out for people who knew about Nick Cafardo. I loved it, I really did.” Bob Nightengale, USA Today Sports Baseball Columnist “Andy, Bill Lee here, got your book Shadows of Greatness. I only read it a paragraph at a time, so it lasts longer. It’s so good. It’s “Studs” Terkel good. It’s “Red” Smith good. It gets better every year. Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame “Andy is a master at metaphors, idioms, euphemisms, and similes. I really appreciate the research he does on all the people he writes about. People like to be remembered for the good things they did and were, and Andy brings that to light.” Butch Pressley, Texas A&I-Kingsville Javelina Football Hall of Fame Six seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers “Andy, I got your book. It was so engrossing that I found myself reading it in my car. What you do is so neat, so well-done and so thorough, insightful and information packed. Man, I just have to applaud you. Shadows of Greatness really is special. I’m a big fan. You not only enrich the lives of those you write about, but many, many more. To be able to read about these people who have passed away and those who have such wonderful qualities, there’s just not enough of that in the world. When you write about people like Isiah Robertson and Billy Cannon, who have recently departed, while paying tribute to them and the wonderful things they did for others, that’s priceless. Doug Ireland, Award-Winning Sports Information Director, Northwestern State University, Chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame “Thank you to Andy, Purvisbooks.com, for including a profile of my Dad, Nick Cafardo, in his fabulous book Shadows of Greatness. Dad would have gotten a kick out of being profiled in the same group as George H.W. Bush, Bart Starr, “Tex” Winter and his favorite WWE star, Bruno Sammartino.”
Andy Purvis is a long time sports enthusiast. He lives in Corpus Christi, Texas, with his wife Jan and one cat. He has four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. They are also in his Hall of Fame! He has been in restaurant management for over 37 years and has retired. Andy has always had an acute interest in and knowledge of sports history and has been blessed to meet and interview many of his childhood heroes. Andy writes for the Island Moon newspaper. He has also co-hosted several sports talk radio shows with a couple of different partners for 26 years and continues on SportRadioCC 1230AM, 95.1FM, KSIX. He maintains contact with many sports “greats” and other sports friends. Feel free to visit purvisbooks.com, and leave a comment in the review section.