Somebody Told Me

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375725520
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
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
Download Now
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Am a Soldier Too

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400042615
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
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.

The Best Cook in the World

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0525520287
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations. Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in "dabs" and "smidgens" and "tads" and "you know, hon, just some." She cannot be pinned down on how long to bake corn bread ("about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the mysteries of your oven"). Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. But she can tell you the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes, corn pudding, redeye gravy, pinto beans and hambone, stewed cabbage, short ribs, chicken and dressing, biscuits and butter rolls. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil War, handed down skillet by skillet, from one generation of Braggs to the next. In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother's cooking and education, from childhood into old age. Because good food always has a good story, and a recipe, writes Bragg, is a story like anything else.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861603
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
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.

Unter afrikanischer Sonne

Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3894807873
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Alexandra Fuller ist zwei Jahre alt, als ihre Eltern zu Beginn der Siebzigerjahre beschließen, ihrer englischen Heimat den Rücken zu kehren und nach Rhodesien - in das heutige Simbabwe - auszuwandern. Es ist ein hartes Leben voller Entbehrungen, das die Fullers erwartet, doch allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz empfindet Alexandra schon früh eine fast schmerzhaft intensive Verbundenheit zu diesem faszinierenden Land voller exotischer Schönheit: Der Duft von schwarzem Tee und jungem Gras, das Rascheln der Tabakblätter im Wind, die flirrende Hitze und der Staub auf der Haut erfüllen sie mit einem Gefühl von Geborgenheit und Glück. Und selbst wenn sie schon in jungen Jahren lernen muss, was Bürgerkrieg und Flucht bedeuten, so ist Alexandra doch zutiefst verwurzelt mit dem Schwarzen Kontinent, der ihr zur über alles geliebten - zur einzigen Heimat wird.

Der Sommer liegt noch vor dir

Author: Jennifer Lauck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442457465
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Auf erste Erfahrungen von familiärer Geborgenheit, liebevoller Zuneigung und kindlichen Glücks folgt eine Geschichte namenloser Not und abgrundtiefer Verlassenheit, gesehen und empfunden aus der Perspektive eines Kindes. Jennifer ist gerade sieben Jahre alt, als mit dem Tod ihrer geliebten Mutter eine Welt für sie zusammenbricht. Die erneute Heirat des Vaters verschlimmert die Situation nur.