My Southern Journey

My Southern Journey
Author: Rick Bragg
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780848747152
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Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Liberty Street
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Southern Journey

Southern Journey
Author: Tom Dent
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0820322911
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An exploration of the significant changes resulting from the efforts of the 1960s civil rights movement. In 1991, Tom Dent visited the places in the American South where the protesters took a stand for equality. His interviews with everyday citizens recount their personal experiences.

My Southern Journey

My Southern Journey
Author: Rick Bragg
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1504632028
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Ava s Man

Ava s Man
Author: Rick Bragg
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780375413513
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Release: 2010-01-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Most They Ever Had

The Most They Ever Had
Author: Rick Bragg
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9780817356835
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Release: 2011-04
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Blood Beneath My Feet

Blood Beneath My Feet
Author: Joseph Scott Morgan
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781936239344
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Release: 2012-07-03
Editor: Feral House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Have you ever been locked in a cooler with piles of decomposing humans for so long that you had to shave all the hair off your body in order to get rid of the smell? Joseph Scott Morgan did. Have you ever lit a Marlboro from the ignited gas of a bloated dead man's belly? Joseph Scott Morgan has. Have you ever wept over a dead dog while not giving a shit about the dead owner laying next him? Morgan did. Were you named after a murder victim? Joseph Scott Morgan was. This isn't Hollywood fantasy—it's the true story of a boy born into the deprivations of a white trash trailer park who as an adult gets further involved in the desperate backdoor sagas of the "new South." No hot blondes here, just maggots, grief, and the truth about forensics and death investigation. Joseph Scott Morgan became a death investigator with the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in suburban New Orleans in 1987, the youngest medicolegal death investigator in the country. During the day, Morgan worked in the morgue, and at night investigated for the coroner. In 1992 Morgan became senior investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta. Morgan is now a college professor at North Georgia College and State University, where he teaches a death investigation course based on the national standards which he helped develop. He and his family reside in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia.

The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine

The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine
Author: Edward T. Cotham, Jr.
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0292782454
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Release: 2009-09-15
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On September 28, 1863, the Galveston Tri-Weekly News caught its readers' attention with an item headlined "A Yankee Note-Book." It was the first installment of a diary confiscated from U.S. Marine Henry O. Gusley, who had been captured at the Battle of Sabine Pass. Gusley's diary proved so popular with readers that they clamored for more, causing the newspaper to run each excerpt twice until the whole diary was published. For many in Gusley's Confederate readership, his diary provided a rare glimpse into the opinions and feelings of an ordinary Yankee—an enemy whom, they quickly discovered, it would be easy to regard as a friend. This book contains the complete text of Henry Gusley's Civil War diary, expertly annotated and introduced by Edward Cotham. One of the few journals that have survived from U.S. Marines who served along the Gulf Coast, it records some of the most important naval campaigns of the Civil War, including the spectacular Union success at New Orleans and the embarrassing defeats at Galveston and Sabine Pass. It also offers an unmatched portrait of daily life aboard ship. Accompanying the diary entries are previously unpublished drawings by Daniel Nestell, a doctor who served in the same flotilla and eventually on the same ship as Gusley, which depict many of the locales and events that Gusley describes. Together, Gusley's diary and Nestell's drawings are like picture postcards from the Civil War—vivid, literary, often moving dispatches from one of "Uncle Sam's nephews in the Gulf."

All Over but the Shoutin

All Over but the Shoutin
Author: Rick Bragg
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307762917
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Release: 2010-08-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Wuodha

Wuodha
Author: Washington M. Osiro
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781460214473
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Release: 2013-04
Editor: FriesenPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Washington introduces his best friends from school to his father whose shocking and harsh but eventually prescient response to the introduction reveals a post-independent Kenyan society that is markedly different from the one the son has hitherto shared with the friends. The father's brutal honesty leaves an indelible mark on the little boy's psyche and sets Washington off on a long and oftentimes arduous journey that takes him from the rural, familiar and safe albeit hardy surroundings of Apondo, Nyanza, Kenya to the sandy beaches of San Diego, Southern California, finally settling him in the world-famous climes of Silicon Valley, Northern California. Washington repeats a journey first undertaken by thousands in the 1700s: A journey that became an annual ritual for millions thereafter; all in their pursuit of their dream; their American Dream.

The Best Cook in the World

The Best Cook in the World
Author: Rick Bragg
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781400032693
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Journey of a Southern Feminist

The Journey of a Southern Feminist
Author: Devaki Jain
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789352806232
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Release: 2018-03-19
Editor: SAGE Publishing India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a collection of Devaki Jain’s writings and lectures related to the women’s movement in India and interventions in policy and fact base drawn from that experience. A journey of over six decades, it presents important interventions in the design of national and international development policy. Beginning with a fascinating account of Jain’s own evolution into a feminist, each chapter starts with an introductory note locating it in her own professional journey. The initial chapters of the book underline an important fact—better understood now but a radical intervention when Jain wrote it—that women’s reasoning and the ideas that emerge from their lived experience need to be converted into macro frameworks of development. The later chapters champion the role of local power, in economic planning led by women, in healing inequalities. They also pose a feminist challenge to inherited knowledge usually created and argued for by men. In her most recent work, Jain reiterates that poor women’s struggles, strategies and needs should inform development strategy at the local level. At a global level, she talks of how women and their networks in the South are offering ideas on rethinking development.

Voyage of the Southern Sun

Voyage of the Southern Sun
Author: Michael Smith
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781743820070
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Release: 2017-11-01
Editor: Black Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2015, Michael Smith set out on a remarkable mission and became the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane. This is the often funny, occasionally terrifying and always inspiring story of that trip, and how it came about. With limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his tiny flying boat, the Southern Sun, Michael risked his life to make modern aviation history. His adventures include an unexpected greeting by Special Branch on his arrival in the UK, a near-death experience while leaving Greenland, and a wondrous journey up the Mississippi. Showing a very Australian ingenuity and openness to experience, Michael worked his way around the globe. In seven months he made eighty stops in twenty-five countries, visiting many unusual places and, more often than not, encountering the kindness of strangers. ‘Great Aussie spirit in a good old-fashioned, seat-of-the-pants adventure’ —Dick Smith ‘The blue-sky dreaming of Walter Mitty, the resourcefulness of Phileas Fogg and – dare I say it? – the over-confidence and geniality of Mr Toad in a flying machine. Surely these literary figures were the inspiration for such an adventure. A marvellous exploit and wonderfully told.’ —A.J. Mackinnon, author The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow Michael Smith was named Australian Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2016. He is also one of Australia’s last independent metropolitan cinema operators, after he restored and re-opened the beloved Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Melbourne.

The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax Words Photographs and Music

The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax  Words  Photographs  and Music
Author: Tom Piazza
Pages: 136
ISBN: 0393081079
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Release: 2012-12-10
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Best Photo Book of 2012 by American Photo. A new look at the legendary folklorist and his work. More than fifty years ago, on a trip dubbed “the Southern Journey,” Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, uncovering the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we now consider uniquely American. Lomax’s camera was a constant companion, and his images of both legendary and anonymous folk musicians complement his famous field recordings. These photographs—largely unpublished—show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields. Discussions of Lomax’s life and career by his disciple and lauded folklorist William Ferris, and a lyrical look at Lomax’s photographs by novelist and Grammy Award-winning music writer Tom Piazza, enrich this valuable collection.

Somebody Told Me

Somebody Told Me
Author: Rick Bragg
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9780375725524
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Release: 2001
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Wooden Churches

Wooden Churches
Author: Rick Bragg
Pages: 122
ISBN: UCSD:31822029844941
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Release: 1999
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

My African Journey

My African Journey
Author: Winston Churchill
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9788026883951
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Release: 2018-03-05
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My African Journey describes Winston Churchill's journey up the Uganda Railroad. Churchill was the Under-secretary of State for the Colonies when he undertook the journey of East Africa in 1907. He gives wonderful descriptions of the countryside and meetings with local tribes, and provides an authentic look into late colonial attitudes.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307267450
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Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Talk Southern to Me

Talk Southern to Me
Author: Julia Fowler
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781423648970
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Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A decidedly Southern take on sweet and savory pies for celebrations of all kinds, even quiet dinners at home. Pies are perennial, but no one ever claimed they’re easy to make. Amanda Dalton Wilbanks, owner of The Southern Baked Pie Company in Georgia, wants to change that. With only one pastry recipe, pies of every size can be made for any meal: full-size, mini, tassies, and handheld pies both savory and sweet. Each chapter features a full menu centered on a holiday or occasion, with recipes for side dishes, appetizers, and more to complement the flavors of the starring pie. Amanda Wilbanks opened her first retail bakery in Gainesville, Georgia, in 2012. Southern Baked Pie Company now has three retail locations in Georgia and a distribution center for shipping pies across the country.

The Southern Journey

The Southern Journey
Author: Mark Pickering
Pages: 113
ISBN: 0958328900
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Release: 1993-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An opportunity to walk through history retracing the routes taken by the early Maori, the first European explorers and gold-diggers along the Farewell Spit to Milford Sound.

Proud Highway

Proud Highway
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780307826626
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Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors--Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective. Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.