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Ava's Man, Bragg, Rick
1 Ava's Man
Bragg, Rick: Alfred A Knopf Inc; New York, New York 2001 0375410627 / 9780375410628
First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 259 pages 

002769002769: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Editorial Review from Publishers Weekly: "Following up his bestselling memoir, All Over But the Shoutin', Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bragg again creates a soulful, poignant portrait of working-class Southern life by looking deep into his own family history. This new volume recounts the life of his maternal grand father, Charlie Bundrum, who died in 1958, one year before Rick was born. Lacking a grandfather, the New York Times reporter sets out to build one "from dirt level, using half-forgotten sayings, half-remembered stories and a few yellowed, brittle, black-and-white photographs. "His investigations in the Appalachian foothills along the Georgia-Alabama border turn up a beloved, larger-than-life rambler who inspired backwoods legend among contemporaries, undying devotion from his wife, Ava, and unabashed love and awe from his large extended family. Big-hearted but flawed, Bundrum was a man of contradiction. Genuinely devoted to his wife and children, he was a tenuous provider (a roofer by trade, he also cooked and frequently tasted his own moonshine) who fiercely defended his clan from trouble and hardship even as he occasionally brought it on them. He lived by a code of country justice that tolerated brawling with lawmen but disdained bullying, distinguished "good, solid biblical cursing" from mere "ugly talk, " and forswore spitting in the presence of ladies. Bragg strives for an unvarnished portrait and succeeds, mostly balancing tremendous affection for his grandfather with the recognition that Bundrum, the last of his kind and a connection to a culture of backwoods self-sufficiency long dead in the South, deserves and would demand an honest rendering. "He is so much more precious smelling of hot cornbread and whiskey than milk and honey. "

Price: 26.00 USD
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How To Speak Southern, Mitchell, Steve
2 How To Speak Southern
Mitchell, Steve: Bantam Books; Westminster, Maryland 1988 0553275194 / 9780553275193
Soft Cover Very Good: 4.25 x 6.75 in. Illustrated by Sam C. Rawls 

004028004028: "This book is dedicated to all Yankees in the hope that it will teach them how to talk right. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 14.50 USD
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U. S. News & World Report Magazine - July 23, 1990 (Race And The South), U. S. News & World Report
3 U. S. News & World Report Magazine - July 23, 1990 (Race And The South)
U. S. News & World Report: U. S. News & World Report; 1990 
Soft Cover Very Good: 8 x 10.75 in.: 72 pages 

006082006082: U. S. News & World Report Magazine (July 23, 1990) Race And The South. Complete Original Magazine. Cover Stories include: How Blacks And Whites Are Remaking The Old Confederacy * Great Wines Of The Century. Front cover is lightly creased and has blank label placed over original subscriber's address. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 16.00 USD
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