MEMPHIS BRAGABOUTS by Eldon Roark

MEMPHIS BRAGABOUTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Culled from a columnist's columns, these characters, incidents, customs, lore and legend of local color. From Memphis, Tenn., you will meet a bull-lifter, a weather prognosticator, a champion chicken thief, a Beau Brummel promoter, bume on parade, a solitary world traveler, a junkman, an old goose, a one man band, the Boll Weevil football team which played for fun and travel rather than scores. You will learn of the shibboleths of the social and newspaper world, the present status of the white and colored questions, the stories of flood time, of river people, of the literary characters of the region, of unusual incidents and events. Tempting tidbits of Tennessee, not really important but regionally entertaining.

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1945
Publisher: Whittlesey House