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All Over But the Shoutin'

All Over But the Shoutin'

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008-06-26
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781435211834
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A correspondent for "The New York Times" recounts growing up in the Alabama hills, the son of a violent veteran and a mother who tried to insulate her children from poverty and ignorance

All Over but the Shoutin'

All Over but the Shoutin'

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-08-18
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0307762912
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most. But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg's mother, who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people's cotton so that her children wouldn't have to live on welfare alone. Evoking these lives--and the country that shaped and nourished them--with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings home the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family. The result is unforgettable.

Ava's Man

Ava's Man

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-01-20
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780375413513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin’ a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he’s writing about his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a man who died before Bragg was born but left an indelible imprint on the people who loved him. Drawing on their memories, Bragg reconstructs the life of an unlettered roofer who kept food on his family’s table through the worst of the Great Depression; a moonshiner who drank exactly one pint for every gallon he sold; an unregenerate brawler, who could sit for hours with a baby in the crook of his arm. In telling Charlie’s story, Bragg conjures up the backwoods hamlets of Georgia and Alabama in the years when the roads were still dirt and real men never cussed in front of ladies. A masterly family chronicle and a human portrait so vivid you can smell the cornbread and whiskey, Ava’s Man is unforgettable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Best Cook in the World

The Best Cook in the World
Tales from My Momma's Southern Table

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2019-04-02
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1400032695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times bestseller Part cookbook, part memoir, The Best Cook in the World is Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg's loving tribute to the South, his family and, especially, to his extraordinary mother. Here are irresistible stories and recipes from across generations. They come, skillet by skillet, from Bragg's ancestors, from feasts and near famine, from funerals and celebrations, and from a thousand tales of family lore as rich and as sumptuous as the dishes they inspired. Deeply personal and unfailingly mouthwatering, The Best Cook in the World is a book to be savored.

Study Guide

Study Guide
All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg (SuperSummary)

by SuperSummary

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-03-06
  • Pages : 43
  • ISBN : 9781798872680
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 43-page guide for "All Over but the Shoutin" by Rick Bragg includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 42 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Poverty and Fighting and Violence.

The Most They Ever Had

The Most They Ever Had

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 2011-04
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 0817356835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of The Prince of Frogtown evokes the hardscrabble lives of those who lived and died by a single surviving American cotton mill by offering the searing true stories of those who worked in the Jacksonville, Alabama establishment. Reprint.

Somebody Told Me

Somebody Told Me
The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 0375725520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of articles that focus on such topics as the victims of natural disasters, prison inmates, economic inequality, the elderly, race, Louisiana bayou culture, and schools.

The Prince of Frogtown

The Prince of Frogtown

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2008-05-13
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0307269329
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin’ and continued with Ava’s Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson. He learns, right from the start, that a man who chases a woman with a child is like a dog who chases a car and wins. He discovers that he is unsuited to fatherhood, unsuited to fathering this boy in particular, a boy who does not know how to throw a punch and doesn’t need to; a boy accustomed to love and affection rather than violence and neglect; in short, a boy wholly unlike the child Rick once was, and who longs for a relationship with Rick that Rick hasn’t the first inkling of how to embark on. With the weight of this new boy tugging at his clothes, Rick sets out to understand his father, his son, and himself. The Prince of Frogtown documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick’s youth, to Jacksonville’s one-hundred-year-old mill, the town’s blight and salvation; and to a troubled, charismatic hustler coming of age in its shadow, Rick’s father, a man bound to bring harm even to those he truly loves. And the book documents the unexpected corollary to it, the marvelous journey of Rick’s later life: a journey into fatherhood, and toward a child for whom he comes to feel a devotion that staggers him. With candor, insight, tremendous humor, and the remarkable gift for descriptive storytelling on which he made his name, Rick Bragg delivers a brilliant and moving rumination on the lives of boys and men, a poignant reflection on what it means to be a father and a son. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Where I Come From

Where I Come From
Stories from the Deep South

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0593317793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin' and The Best Cook in the World, a collection of his irresistible columns from Southern Living and Garden & Gun A collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns by the celebrated author, newspaper columnist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg, culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. From his love of Tupperware ("My Affair with Tupperware") to the decline of country music, from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pickup truck, the best way to kill fire ants, the unbridled excess of Fat Tuesday, and why any self-respecting southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife, Where I Come From is an ode to the stories and the history of the Deep South, written with tenderness, wit, and deep affection--a book that will be treasured by fans old and new.

My Southern Journey

My Southern Journey
True Stories from the Heart of the South

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Liberty Street
  • Release : 2015-09-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0848747151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, he explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast. Everything is explored, from regional obsessions from college football and fishing, to mayonnaise and spoonbread, to the simple beauty of a fish on the hook. Collected from over a decade of his writing, with many never-before-published essays written specifically for this edition, My Southern Journey is an entertaining and engaging read, especially for Southerners (or feel Southern at heart) and anyone who appreciates great writing.

All Over But the Shoutin 10cp Flr

All Over But the Shoutin 10cp Flr

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1998-09-08
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780679786252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I Am a Soldier, Too

I Am a Soldier, Too
The Jessica Lynch Story

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 1400077478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Private First Class Jessica Lynch tells of her life in Palestine, West Virginia and recounts the details of her capture, imprisonment, and dramatic rescue during the Iraq War.

Hue 1968

Hue 1968
A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

by Mark Bowden

  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release : 2017-06-06
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 0802189245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times Bestseller A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in History Winner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction "An extraordinary feat of journalism . . . full of emotion and color."—Karl Marlantes, Wall Street Journal The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue, Vietnam?s intellectual and cultural capital, by 10,000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts. American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front?s presence, ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment.

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
His Own Story by Rick Bragg

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2014-10-28
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0062078232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times Bestseller The greatest Southern storyteller of our time, New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, tracks down the greatest rock and roller of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis—and gets his own story, from the source, for the very first time. A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire,” that gave rock and roll its devil’s edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin—his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women; nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock—and survived it all to be hailed as “one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience.” Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story is the Killer’s life as he lived it, and as he shared it over two years with our greatest bard of Southern life: Rick Bragg. Rich with Lewis’s own words, framed by Bragg’s richly atmospheric narrative, , this is the last great untold rock-and-roll story, come to life on the page.

An Hour Before Daylight

An Hour Before Daylight
Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood

by Jimmy Carter

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2001-10-16
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780743211994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The former president offers an account of growing up on a Georgia farm during the Depression and provides profiles of the people who shaped his life.

Mississippi

Mississippi
An American Journey

by Anthony Walton

  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release : 1997-01
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 0679777415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author describes his quest to discover his parents' roots in rural Mississippi, exploring the proud--and shameful--culture that makes up his family's--and the state's--heritage. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Winners & Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from the Vietnam War

Winners & Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from the Vietnam War

by Gloria Emerson

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2014-07-21
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0393349551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The National Book Award–winning classic on the Vietnam War, reissued for the war’s fiftieth anniversary. Based on interviews with both Americans and Vietnamese, Winners and Losers is Gloria Emerson’s powerful portrait of the Vietnam War. From soldiers on the battlefield to protesters on the home front, Emerson chronicles the war’s impact on ordinary lives with characteristic insight and brilliance. Today, as we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, much of the physical and emotional damage from that conflict—the empty political rhetoric, the mounting casualties, and the troubled homecomings of shell-shocked soldiers—is once again part of the American experience. Winners and Losers remains a potent reminder of the danger of blindly applied American power, and its poignant truths are the legacy of a remarkable journalist.

Wooden Churches

Wooden Churches
A Celebration

by Rick Bragg

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of photographs of simple, rural churches by such photographs as Walker Evans and Tom Rankin, accompanied by the words of such authors as Eudora Welty, James Baldwin, and Mark Twain

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room
One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America

by Tommy Tomlinson

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-01-14
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1501111620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 A “warm and funny and honest…genuinely unputdownable” (Curtis Sittenfeld) memoir chronicling what it’s like to live in today’s world as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who, as he neared the age of fifty, weighed 460 pounds and decided he had to change his life. When he was almost fifty years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighed an astonishing—and dangerous—460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But nothing worked, and every time he tried to make a change, it didn’t go the way he planned—in fact, he wasn’t sure that he really wanted to change. In The Elephant in the Room, Tomlinson chronicles his lifelong battle with weight in a voice that combines the urgency of Roxane Gay’s Hunger with the intimacy of Rick Bragg’s All Over but the Shoutin’. He also hits the road to meet other members of the plus-sized tribe in an attempt to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point. From buying a Fitbit and setting exercise goals to contemplating the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, America’s “capital of food porn,” and modifying his own diet, Tomlinson brings us along on a candid and sometimes brutal look at the everyday experience of being constantly aware of your size. Over the course of the book, he confronts these issues head-on and chronicles the practical steps he has to take to lose weight by the end. “What could have been a wallow in memoir self-pity is raised to art by Tomlinson’s wit and prose” (Rolling Stone). Affecting and searingly honest, The Elephant in the Room is an “inspirational” (The New York Times) memoir that will resonate with anyone who has grappled with addiction, shame, or self-consciousness. “Add this to your reading list ASAP” (Charlotte Magazine).

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

by Lynda G. Adamson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780313328558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.