Somebody Told Me

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375725520
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a collection of articles that focus on such topics as the victims of natural disasters, prison inmates, economic inequality, the elderly, race, Louisiana bayou culture, and schools.

All Over but the Shoutin

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307762917
Format: PDF
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most. But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg's mother, who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people's cotton so that her children wouldn't have to live on welfare alone. Evoking these lives--and the country that shaped and nourished them--with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings home the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family. The result is unforgettable.

I Am a Soldier Too

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400042615
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg lends his remarkable narrative skills to the story of the most famous POW this country has known. In I Am a Soldier, Too, Bragg lets Jessica Lynch tell the story of her capture in the Iraq War in her own words--not the sensationalized ones of the media's initial reports. Here we see how a humble rural upbringing leads to a stint in the military, one of the most exciting job options for a young person in Palestine, West Virginia. We see the real story behind the ambush in the Iraqi Desert that led to Lynch's capture. And we gain new perspective on her rescue from an Iraqi hospital where she had been receiving care. Here Lynch’s true heroism and above all, modesty, is allowed to emerge, as we're shown how she managed her physical recovery from her debilitating wounds and contended with the misinformation--both deliberate and unintended--surrounding her highly publicized rescue. In the end, what we see is a uniquely American story of courage and true heroism. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861603
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jerry Lee Lewis has lived an extraordinary life. He gave rock and roll its devil's edge with hit records like 'Great Balls of Fire'. His incendiary shows caused riots and boycotts. He ran a decade-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women, and married his thirteen-year-old second cousin, the third of seven wives. He also nearly met his maker, at least twice. He survived it all to be hailed as one of the greatest music icons. For the very first time, he reveals the truth behind the Last Man Standing of the rock-and-roll era.

High School Journalism

Author: Jim Streisel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786430605
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The author covers essential components that students must understand: information gathering, writing, standard and alternative coverage, and packaging. Students find information about identifying news, interviewing, research, narrative writing style, editing, visual presentation and layout. The book covers legal rights of student journalists, objective vs. opinion writing, staff planning and organization, and Web-based journalism. Chapters include study guides"--Provided by publisher.

Was man f r Geld nicht kaufen kann

Author: Michael J. Sandel
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843705097
Format: PDF, Docs
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Darf ein Staat Söldner verpflichten, um Kriege zu führen? Ist es moralisch vertretbar, Leute dafür zu bezahlen, dass sie Organe spenden? Dürfen Unternehmen gegen Geld das Recht erwerben, die Luft zu verpesten? Fast alles scheint heute käuflich zu sein. Wollten wir das so? Und was können wir dagegen tun? Mit Verve und anhand prägnanter Beispiele widmet sich Michael J. Sandel dieser wichtigen ethischen Frage. Die Regeln des Marktes haben fast alle Lebensbereiche infiltriert, auch jene, die eigentlich jenseits von Konsum und Mehrwert liegen sollten: Medizin, Erziehung, Politik, Recht und Gesetz, Kunst, Sport, sogar Familie und Partnerschaft. Ohne es zu merken, haben wir uns von einer Marktwirtschaft in eine Marktgesellschaft gewandelt. Ist da nicht etwas grundlegend schief gelaufen? Mit Verve und anhand prägnanter Beispiele wirft Michael Sandel eine der wichtigsten ethischen Fragen unserer Zeit auf: Wie können wir den Markt daran hindern, Felder zu beherrschen, in denen er nichts zu suchen hat? Wo liegen seine moralischen Grenzen? Und wie können wir zivilisatorische Errungenschaften bewahren, für die sich der Markt nicht interessiert und die man für kein Geld der Welt kaufen kann?

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616645
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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Johnny Cash

Author: Robert Hilburn
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827079152
Format: PDF, Mobi
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»Die ultimative Johnny-Cash-Biografie.« Rolling Stone Johnny Cash gilt als eine der einflussreichsten Figuren der amerikanischen Musik- und Popkultur. Sein Leben war eine Achterbahnfahrt zwischen Weltruhm und Drogenabsturz, religiösem Eifer und Entzug. Der Südstaaten-Farmersohn entdeckte seine Liebe zur Gitarre und zur Musik während seines Aufenthalts als US-Soldat in Deutschland, schrieb 1953 in Landsberg am Lech seinen ersten Song. Bereits Ende der Sechzigerjahre war er erfolgreicher als die Beatles. 48-jährig erhielt er 1980 als jüngster lebender Künstler die höchste Auszeichnung der Country-Musik: die Aufnahme in die Country Music Hall of Fame. Robert Hilburn lernte Cash 1968 beim legendären Konzert in Folsom Prison kennen, über das er als einziger autorisierter Pressevertreter berichtete. Ausgehend von dieser persönlichen Erinnerung entwirft er ein facettenreiches Porträt vom Leben und Leiden des Musikers. Auch Zeitzeugen wie Sohn John Carter Cash, Tochter Rosanne Cash und Bewunderer wie Bob Dylan oder Bono von U2 kommen zu Wort und zeichnen ein intimes Bild der amerikanischen Pop-Ikone. »Hilburn hat ein glänzendes Buch über einen noch glänzenderen Musiker geschrieben.« Keith Richards »Robert Hilburn würdigt Johnny Cash als wegweisende Instanz der Country-Musik.« Patti Smith »Höhlengeschichten und Liebessachen: Robert Hilburn widmet Johnny Cash eine kaum zu übertreffende Biographie.« FAZ