Biography & Autobiography - Regional Subjects - South

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All over but the Shoutin

Rick Bragg

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, a...

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Published: Sep 1998

The Jew Store

Stella Suberman

The Bronsons were the first Jews to ever live in the small town of Concordia, Tennessee-a town consisting of one main street, one bank, one drugstore, one picture show, one feed and seed, one hardware store, one beauty parlor, one bar...

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Published: Sep 2001

Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, an...

Dan Baum

Nines Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, ...

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Published: Feb 2010

The House on First Street: My New Orl...

Julia Reed

Julia Reed went to New Orleans in 1991 to cover the reelection of former (and currently incarcerated) governor Edwin Edwards. Seduced by the city's sauntering pace, its rich flavors and exotic atmosphere, she was never entirely able ...

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Published: Jul 2009

Totch: A Life in the Everglades

Loren G. Brown

In the mysterious wilderness of swamps, marshes, and rivers of the Florida Everglades, Totch Brown hung up his career as alligator hunter and commercial fisherman to become, briefly, a self-confessed pot smuggler. Before the marijuana...

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Published: Oct 1993

Cogan's Woods: A Son Remembers

Ron Ellis

This lyrical account of a beloved time and place celebrates a father-son relationship.In Cogan's Woods Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading towards the great forests of Kentucky in the passenge...

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Published: Sep 2011

The Thread That Runs So True: A Mount...

Jesse Stuart

First published in 1949, Jesse Stuart's now classic personal account of his twenty years of teaching in the mountain region of Kentucky has enchanted and inspired generations of students and teachers. With eloquence and wit, Stuart tr...

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Published: Jan 1950
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