Somebody Told Me The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg

ISBN-10: 0375725520

ISBN-13: 9780375725524

Edition: 2001

Authors: Rick Bragg

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With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others. For twenty years, Bragg has focused his efforts on the common man. So while some of these stories are about people whose names we know-such as Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who drowned her two sons-most are people whose names we've never heard, people who have survived tornadoes and swamps, racism and bombs. In incisive, unadorned prose that is nonetheless strikingly beautiful, these pieces rise above journalism to become literature and show the triumph of the human spirit.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Rick Bragg was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1996. A national correspondent for the "New York Times", he lives in Miami, Florida.

Tried by Deadly Tornado, An Anchor of Faith Holds
On Walls, Memories of the Slain Are Kept
Still Haunted, Families See Justice in Shape of a Killer's Grave
The Valley of Broken Hearts
Four Walls to Hold Me
Where Alabama Inmates Fade into Old Age
Inmates Find Brief Escape in Rodeo Ring
A Thief Dines Out, Hoping Later to Eat In
Man Imprisoned for 30 Years Is Rid of Bars but Not Fears
Prisoner's Pittance Is Meant As Reminder of a Great Loss
Hurtful Things
New York's Bodegas Become Islands under Siege
"I Never Seen Nothing Like That,"
Living in Another World
Where a Child on the Stoop Can Strike Fear
The Story of Dirty Red
Town Secret Is Uncovered in Birth Quest
Woman, Sold as Infant in '65, Grasps at Clues to Her Roots
New Development Stirs Old Case
Autism No Handicap, Boy Defies Swamp
Silver Hair, Golden Years
All She Has, $150,000, Is Going to a University
Band Plays On for Class of '39
Woman Clings to Her Paradise
Little Women Look Back on a Lost World
Country Club Meets Enemy: Country Music and Pigs
The King Is Long Dead, but Long Live the King
Savoring a Sweet Taste of Southern Summers
A Delicacy of the Past Is a Winner at Drive-In
A Sugar Bowl Lacking a Certain Sweetness
George Corley Wallace
Emotional March Gains a Repentant Wallace
A Symbol of Alabama's Past, Indelible to Black and White
Wallace Remembered, for Who He Was and Who He Became
In New Orleans, a Day for Visiting the Dead
A Coach's Shrine, the Fatima of Alabama Football
A Balladeer of Bluegrass Is Now Gone Yet Lives On
Bourbon and Bayous
French Quarter's Black Tapping Feet
In a Louisiana Bayou Town, "Uncle Pat" Is the Law
In Louisiana, Card Game Reveals the Cajun Spirit
Cajun Christmas Tradition Refuses to Die Down
To Bind Up a Nation's Wound with Celluloid
Just a Grave for a Baby, but Anguish for a Town
Racism Wins in Small Town in Texas
Fort Bragg Area Is Haunted by Ghost and Two New Deaths
Unfathomable Crime, Unlikely Figure
For Jasper, Just What It Didn't Want
In Shock, Loathing, Denial: "This Doesn't Happen Here,"
Tender Memories of Day-Care Center Are All That Remain after the Bomb
Oklahoma Toll Is No Longer in Deaths, but in Shattered Lives
In Oklahoma City, Recovery a House at a Time
Altered by Bombing, but Not Bowed
An Agonizing Search for Two Boys
Mother of "Carjacked" Boys Held in Their Deaths
Sheriff Says Prayer and a Lie Led Susan Smith to Confess
Psychiatrist for Smith's Defense Tells of a Woman Desperate to Be Liked
Father Testifies in Penalty Part of Smith Trial
Carolina Jury Rejects Execution for Woman Who Drowned Sons
A Killer's Only Confidant: The Man Who Caught Susan Smith
Arkansas Boys Held as Prosecutors Weigh Options
Determined to Find Healing in a Good and Decent Place
Past Victims Relive Pain As Tragedy Is Repeated
Jonesboro Dazed by Its Darkest Day
Murder Trial Opens for First School Shooting Defendant
Arkansas Boys Who Killed Five Are Sentenced
Living and Dying
Living with a Grief That Will Never Die
On Florida Bridge, Troopers Are Also Suicide Counselors
Jazzy Final Sendoff for Chicken Man
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