Alabama Writers

Chasing The Bear: How Bear Bryant and Nick Saban Made Alabama The Greatest College Football Program of All Time Lars Anderson

CHASING THE BEAR is about the two greatest coaches in college football history: Nick Saban and Bear...

The Mannings: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family Lars Anderson

THE MANNINGS: THE FALL AND RISE OF A FOOTBALL FAMILY is about the first family of quarterbacks, but is not just a football book. Every sports fan with a heartbeat will immediately recognize the names Archie, Peyton and Eli. Like Cher, Michael, Babe and a handful of others, these super-stars don't need a last name. Lars...

The Storm and the Tide: Tragedy ,Hope and Triumph in Tuscaloosa Lars Anderson

THE STORM AND THE TIDE: TRAGEDY, HOPE, AND TRIUMPH IN TUSCALOOSA is a moving account of how a shared tragedy inspired a college football dynasty to take action. A tornado's devastating path of death and destruction was endured and overcome in a heartfelt crusade to rebuild. This book is about the resurgence of a town...

Fifty Years of Crimson Faith: Powerful Stories of Alabama Athletes' Faith Wayne Atcheson

FIFTY YEARS OF CRIMSON FAITH: POWERFUL STORIES OF ALABAMA ATHLETES' FAITH gives fans a view of Tide superstars and how their play was affected by faith. Just a few of the Crimson heroes included are Jay Barker, Barrett Jones, Shaun Alexander, Bobby Humphrey, Coach Gene Stallings and Dabo Sweeney (where is he now?)....

The Five Capitals of Alabama: The Story of Alabama's Capital Cities from St. Stephens to Montgomery Tom Bailey

THE FIVE CAPITALS OF ALABAMA is the history of Alabama's seat of government, and why it has moved around the state four times. Starting with the tiny but booming south Alabama town of St. Stephens in 1817 as the capital of the Alabama Territory and ending with a final move to Montgomery in 1846, the book demonstrates...

He Calls Me by Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty Jonathan Bass

HE CALLS ME BY LIGHTNING: THE LIFE OF CALIF WASHINGTON AND THE FORGOTTEN SAGA OF JIM CROW, SOUTHERN JUSTICE, AND THE DEATH PENALTY examines life for African-Americans in the deep South during Jim Crow days through the experiences of one black man. Every minute detail has been thoroughly researched and  factually...

Alabama's Rick Bragg: Out of the Dirt Rick Bragg

ALABAMA'S RICK BRAGG: OUT OF THE DIRT  is a must see documentary for every fan, especially the part where Rick's mother is seen reciting poetry. Written and directed by Alice Yeager and produced by Al Hammond with a grant from The Alabama Humanities Foundation. We probably should not praise this warm video of Rick...

All Over but the Shoutin' - Leather with leather slipcase Rick Bragg

ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' was named Memoir of the Year and was Rick Bragg's first book. It has become the icon story of a dirt poor Southern family and the strong woman who endured to raise her three sons. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

All Over but the Shoutin' Rick Bragg

ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' was named Memoir of the Year and was Rick Bragg's first book. It has become the icon story of a dirt poor Southern family and the strong woman who endured to raise her three sons. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee tribute by Rick Bragg) Rick Bragg

GO SET A WATCHMAN is actually an early draft of To Kill a Mockingbird. it is set a generation later and gives the reader a clear picture of the prejudices of the South during these trying times. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...