The Brindle Mule

Stories and Poems of the Brushy Mountains

By Robert Rosborough Leeper

The Brindle Mule

144 pp., 6 x 9, 9 drawings

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3825-6
    Published: January 1983

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Written in Robert Leeper’s student days at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later at Columbia University, The Brindle Mule is a book of stories and poems emphasizing a childhood spent in the mountain country of Western North Carolina. Leeper grew up near Alexander County where his father was a physician and highly involved in the local community. Inspired by the cultural heritage of the region, Leeper decided to write down the stories and poems he heard gathered around the fireside, at picnics, in church, and at friends and family’s homes. Published in 1983, this book is a testament to the local lore of the Western Mountain region of North Carolina.

About the Author

Robert Rosborough Leeper was born and raised in Wilkes County, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.A. from George Washington University, and his Ph.D. in education from Columbia University in 1950. He was a proud veteran of the Second World War. He served as the editor of the Educational Leadership journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development for 28 years. Leeper passed away on April 9, 2002.
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