Search Results: "Rick Bragg"


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JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'."
An iconic rocker receives a warm, admiring biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A mixed bag, redeemed by the author's portrait of his father, rendered with rawboned honesty and heartache."
Pulitzer Prize-winner Bragg returns to the rural Alabama home turf of Ava's Man (2001) and All Over But the Shoutin' (1997) with a double narrative that braids two emotional journeys. Read full book review >

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AVA’S MAN by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A book that flashes with affection and respect for Charlie and the vanishing culture he represents, one we will be immensely the poorer for losing."
The story of a man who could charm a bird off a wire, beat the tar out of a threat, dandle a baby, tend a still, and smile—no, live—right through the meanest poverty the South could throw at him, from New York Times reporter and Pulitzer-winner Bragg (All Over But the Shoutin', 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"`There is a lot of sadness in this [book] because the best stories in the newspaper are those of people in trouble,` Bragg warns. Journalists, sociologists, and psychologists will find much in Bragg's observations to consider and reconsider. Most readers will, too."
A collection of did-you-hear-about-the-person-who articles by a Pulitzer-winning New York Times feature reporter. Read full book review >

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ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 1997

"His memoir is a model of humility combined with pride in one's accomplishments."
A celebrated Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times reporter turns his investigative attention to his own past: growing up poor and making his way from rural Alabama to the top of his profession. Read full book review >

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RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

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JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE LINES by Melvyn Bragg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An intelligent tribute to a heroic era and its aftermath, short on poetry but not on gravitas."
The concluding novel in a solid trilogy chronicling post-World War II northern English life. Read full book review >

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A SON OF WAR by Melvyn Bragg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Like its predecessor, a marvelous and very rich tale, all the more powerful for its quiet tone and restrained narration."
The second installment of a trilogy set in a small industrial town in the north of England, about a young WWII vet's struggle to adjust to peacetime routine. Read full book review >

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A TIME TO DANCE by Melvyn Bragg
Released: Jan. 24, 1990

Bragg's lusty tale of a retired bank-manager's obsession with an 18-year-old urchin embarrasses more than it captivates as it grunts and pants its way toward a predictable resolution. Read full book review >

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ROOTS, RADICALS AND ROCKERS by Billy  Bragg
Released: July 11, 2017

"Writing with an expert practitioner's appreciation for music, Bragg tells the story of British rock-'n'-roll's forerunner with verve and great intelligence."
Superb account, by British folk-punker Bragg (A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics, 2016, etc.), of the politically aware, working-class skiffle craze of the 1950s. Read full book review >