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...

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...

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...

Rick Bragg Family Trilogy* Rick Bragg

RICK BRAGG FAMILY TRILOGY* consists of the three titles that define Rick Bragg, All Over but the Shoutin, Ava's Man and Prince of Frogtown. Descriptions of each book are listed above.

 

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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...

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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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,...