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Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story Rick Bragg

JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY was researched while Rick Bragg spent the better part of two summers with Jerry Lee getting his complete life story in a one-on-one conversation conducted mostly in the superstar's bedroom. This is the first opportunity readers have to understand what really happened as Jerry Lee explains...

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table Rick Bragg

THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD: TALES FROM MY MOMMA'S TABLE combines Rick's iconic Southern storytelling with blue collar foods his family has been preparing for generations. Through more than one hundred and fifty years no one has ever recorded the ingredients needed for these delicious and unique meals - until now. Rick...

My Bookstore Rick Bragg

MY BOOKSTORE: WRITERS CELEBRATE THEIR FAVORITE PLACES TO BROWSE, READ AND SHOP was a collaborative effort by Ronald Rice (editor), Richard Russo (introduction), Leif Parsons (illustrator), and dozens of Americas finest authors writing about their favorite bookstores. We are proud to have been included and that Rick...

The Most They Ever Had Rick Bragg

THE MOST THEY EVER HAD is Rick Bragg's powerful collection of stories of the people of Appalachia who eked out their hard-scrabble living working in the mills and existing in the mill towns.

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The Prince of Frogtown Rick Bragg

THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN is the third and final volume in Rick Bragg's family trilogy that includes All Over but the Shoutin' and Ava's Man. The storyline has a focus on Rick's remembrances of his father, and his interviews with those who knew him, as well as his relationship with his step-son.

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Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South Rick Bragg

WHERE I COME FROM: STORIES FROM THE DEEP SOUTH is a collection of some of Rick's best and most beloved columns from his work in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. Touching on Southern subjects as diverse as the legacy of Harper Lee, the bacchanal of Fat Tuesday, and the best way to kill fire ants,...

Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman Harold H. Brown

KEEP YOUR AIRSPEED UP: THE STORY OF A TUSKEGEE AIRMAN is a fascinating first person account of a World War Two hero who was captured by the Germans, imprisoned outside Nuremberg, and liberated by General George S. Patton. Colonel Brown tells of his experiences before, during and after the war in his own words.

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Saban: The Making of a Coach Monte Burke

SABAN: THE MAKING OF A COACH is a remarkable inside look at the greatest football coach in college history. Monte Burke was a tireless researcher and also relied on his one on one time with Coach Saban. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Casey Cep

FURIOUS HOURS tells the story of a little-known time in Harper Lee's life: after writing To Kill...

Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet Katherine Clark

MILKING THE MOON: A SOUTHERNER'S STORY OF LIFE ON THIS PLANET is the oral memoir of Eugene Walter, the best-known man you've never heard of. This book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and tells the world-traveling story of Eugene Walter's unique view of cultural life of the twentieth century...