Trent Angers


Twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Trent Angers is a veteran journalist who has authored countless news and feature stories, as well as seven books, in a writing and editing career that has spanned five decades. His better-known books include The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story and The Truth About the Cajuns. Angers received a BA in journalism from LSU, and for 35 years was editor and publisher of Acadiana Profile: Magazine of the Cajun Country.




10:45 am to 11:45 am
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
Celebrating Louisiana Sports Hall of Famers: Bertman, Brown, and Browne
with Trent Angers, Jim Fraiser, Glenn Guilbeau, and moderator André Moreau

Noon to 12:45 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing


Dale Brown Court: ...and the Battle for Human Dignity

The biography of renowned former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown, focusing on his role as leader of the successful decades-long campaign to reform the NCAA rule book. Proclaiming for years that "the NCAA legislates against human dignity," his tireless efforts are today benefiting some 500,000 student-athletes per year across the United States--making him a true national hero. A civil rights leader and humanitarian, Brown was finally honored when the LSU basketball court was named for him in 2021. The book solves the mystery of how and why the honor was withheld for many years by the deep state of LSU athletics. The winningest men's basketball coach in LSU history, Brown is the coach who first recruited NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal.


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