My Southern Journey

My Southern Journey

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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.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Liberty Street
Release : 2015-09-15
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780848747152


My Southern Journey

My Southern Journey

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the celebrated bestselling author of All Over but the Shoutin' 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.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Southern Living
Release : 2015-09-15
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0848746392


Blood Beneath My Feet

Blood Beneath My Feet

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Joseph Scott Morgan
Publisher : Feral House
Release : 2012-07-03
File : 220 Pages
ISBN : 9781936239344


Southern Journey

Southern Journey

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Tom Dent
Publisher :
Release : 2001
File : 400 Pages
ISBN : 0820322911


Where I Come From

Where I Come From

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In this irresistible collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Rick Bragg muses on everything from his love of Tupperware to the decline of country music; from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pickup truck; and from the best way to kill fire ants to why any self-respecting Southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife. An ode to the stories and the history of the South, crackling with tenderness, wit, and deep affection, Where I Come From celebrates “a litany of great talkers, blue-green waters, deep casseroles, kitchen-sink permanents, lying fishermen, haunted mansions, and dogs that never die, things that make this place more than a dotted line on a map or a long-ago failed rebellion, even if only in some cold-weather dream.” Evoking the beauty and the odd particularity of humble origins, Bragg's searching vision, generous humor, and richly nuanced voice bring a place, a people, and a world vividly to life.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-10-27
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780593317792


The Speckled Beauty

The Speckled Beauty

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin', the warmhearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog. Speck is not a good boy. He is a terrible boy, a defiant, self-destructive, often malodorous boy, a grave robber and screen door moocher who spends his days playing chicken with the Fed Ex man, picking fights with thousand-pound livestock, and rolling in donkey manure, and his nights howling at the moon. He has been that way since the moment he appeared on the ridgeline behind Rick Bragg's house, a starved and half-dead creature, seventy-six pounds of wet hair and poor decisions. Speck arrived in Rick's life at a moment of looming uncertainty. A cancer diagnosis, chemo, kidney failure, and recurring pneumonia had left Rick lethargic and melancholy. Speck helped, and he is helping, still, when he is not peeing on the rose of Sharon. Written with Bragg's inimitable blend of tenderness and sorrow, humor and grit, The Speckled Beauty captures the extraordinary, sustaining devotion between two damaged creatures who need each other to heal.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2021
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780525658818


River Of Fire

River Of Fire

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"Sister Helen Prejean's stirring spiritual journey is less widely known than her work as the nation's foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty and as an activist nun. In her fiercely honest and moving account of her formative years, Sister Helen tells of an awakening that shattered her insulated life as a nun. In inner-city New Orleans of the 1980s, she learned about her neighbors' daily struggle against racism and recognized her own white privilege. This awakening catapulted her into abolitionist mission and toward a faith that fuels and sustains her work for human rights to this day. Along the way, she navigated close friendships, including one with a priest intent on marrying her, who challenged her vocation in 'the new territory of the heart.' Written in lighthearted, luminous prose, River of Fire captures how one woman, set on a life of prayer and teaching, was summoned from passive obedience and dreamy ideas of a better world to fierce intellectual critique of society. Sister Helen's story will galvanize those who are likewise seeking to lead a passionate and spiritual life that is wide awake to the struggles and creative opportunities of our world." -- From back cover.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Helen Prejean
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-08-25
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780307389039


Somebody Told Me

Somebody Told Me

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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.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author by : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2001
File : 277 Pages
ISBN : 9780375725524


Whitewash

Whitewash

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Author recounts violent segments of South Carolina's past he finds missing from scholoarly state histories.

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Genre : History
Author by : Frank Beacham
Publisher : Booklocker.Com Incorporated
Release : 2002
File : 218 Pages
ISBN : 1591131871


Creeker

Creeker

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Linda Sue Preston was born on a feather bed in the upper room of her Grandma Emmy's log house in the hills of eastern Kentucky. More than fifty years later, Linda Scott DeRosier has come to believe that you can take a woman out of Appalachia but you can't take Appalachia out of the woman. DeRosier's humorous and poignant memoir is the story of an educated and cultured woman who came of age in Appalachia. She remains unabashedly honest about and proud of her mountain heritage. Now a college professor, decades and notions removed from the creeks and hollows, DeRosier knows that her roots run deep in her memory and language and in her approach to the world. DeRosier describes an Appalachia of complexity and beauty rarely seen by outsiders. Hers was a close-knit world; she says she was probably eleven or twelve years old before she ever spoke to a stranger. She lovingly remembers the unscheduled, day-long visits to friends and family, when visitors cheerfully joined in the day's chores of stringing beans or bedding out sweet potatoes. No advance planning was needed for such trips. Residents of Two-Mile Creek were like family, and everyone was ""delighted to see each other wherever, whenever, and for however long."" Creeker is a story of relationships, the challenges and consequences of choice, and the impact of the past on the present. It also recalls one woman's struggle to make and keep a sense of self while remaining loyal to the people and traditions that sustained her along life's way. Told with wit, candor, and zest, this is Linda Scott DeRosier's answer to the question familiar in Appalachia--""Who are your people?""

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Genre : History
Author by : Linda DeRosier
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2010-09-12
File : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780813127019