Alabama Writers

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?)....

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

My Southern Journey Rick Bragg

MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY: TRUE STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE SOUTH  is the first time Rick Bragg's portraits of Southern life are combined in one volume. Reading My Southern Journey is the next best thing to sitting on the front porch with Rick Bragg.

 

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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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