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  • THE MOST THEY EVER HAD. by Bragg, Rick.
    Bragg, Rick.
    THE MOST THEY EVER HAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McAdam / Cage, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - A series of moving and interconnected stories which bring to life those who worked in the textile mills of the South, often for generations "In spring of 2001, a community of people in the Appalachian foothills came to the edge of all they had ever been. Across the South, padlocks and logging chains bound the doors of silent mills, and it seemed a miracle to blue-collar people in Jacksonville, Alabama, that their mill survived. The century-old hardwood floors still trembled under whirling steel, and people worked on in a mist of white air. The mill had become almost a living thing, rewarding the hard-working and careful with the…

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    San Francisco: McAdam / Cage, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - A series of moving and interconnected stories which bring to life those who worked in the textile mills of the South, often for generations "In spring of 2001, a community of people in the Appalachian foothills came to the edge of all they had ever been. Across the South, padlocks and logging chains bound the doors of silent mills, and it seemed a miracle to blue-collar people in Jacksonville, Alabama, that their mill survived. The century-old hardwood floors still trembled under whirling steel, and people worked on in a mist of white air. The mill had become almost a living thing, rewarding the hard-working and careful with the best payday they ever had, but punishing the careless and clumsy, taking a finger, a hand, more. The mill preceded the automobile, the airplane, and they served it even as it filled their lungs with lint and shortened their lives. In return, it let them live in stiff-necked dignity in the hills of their fathers." 156 pp. ISBN: 978-1596923614.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (short tear to upper corner of dj at fold)

    Book ID: 74595
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  • Carter, Dan T..
    SCOTTSBORO: A Tragedy of the American South.

    Edition: Trade paperback. Revised and updated edition,

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1979.). An account of this 1930s case and the issues it raised - radicalism, racism, and operation of the Southern court system- as well as what it meant to nine black young men whose lives were changed forever by one morning's ride on an Alabama freight train. Photographs, index. xii, 479 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-04981.

    Condition: Good overall - a sturdy copy, but underlining on several pages.

    Book ID: 57930
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  • SCOTTSBORO: A Tragedy of the American South. by Carter, Dan T..
    Carter, Dan T..
    SCOTTSBORO: A Tragedy of the American South.

    Edition: Revised and updated edition,

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1979.) dj. Hardcover - An account of this 1930s case and the issues it raised - radicalism, racism, and operation of the Southern court system- as well as what it meant to nine black young men whose lives were changed forever by one morning's ride on an Alabama freight train. Photographs, index. xii, 479 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-05686.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 57932
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  • BLACK IN SELMA: The Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut, Jr. by Chestnut, J. L., Jr., and Julia Cass.
    Chestnut, J. L., Jr., and Julia Cass.
    BLACK IN SELMA: The Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut, Jr.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the founder of the largest black law firm in Alabama. Born in 1930, he was involved in the struggle for civil rights from the time of the marches in 1965 and afterwards. A picture of an important era, of one man's history, and of the politics of a small southern town. Photographs, map, index. xiii, 432 pp. ISBN: 0-374-114048.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46803
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  • BLACK IN SELMA: The Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut, Jr. by Chestnut, J. L., Jr., and Julia Cass.
    Chestnut, J. L., Jr., and Julia Cass.
    BLACK IN SELMA: The Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut, Jr.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990.). First edition - Autobiography of the founder of the largest black law firm in Alabama. Born in 1930, he was involved in the struggle for civil rights from the time of the marches in 1965 and afterwards. A picture of an important era, of one man's history, and of the politics of a small southern town. . xiii, 397 pp. plus 3 pp list of photographs for the final version, but which are not included in this ARC.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57946
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  • A WORLD MADE OF FIRE. by Childress, Mark.
    Childress, Mark.
    A WORLD MADE OF FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Southern author's very highly praised first novel, set in Alabama in the early 1900s. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket blurbs from Pat Conroy, James Dickey and Erskine Caldwell, among others. ISBN: 0-394-536347.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55598
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  • Cobb, William.
    A SPRING OF SOULS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Birmingham, AL: Crane Hill Publishers, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Novel set in the small Alabama town of Piper - a south of racial turmoil and supernatural events, of teenage girls experimenting with Satanism and of love sought and found. Praise from Lee Smith - who calls it 'visionary, comic and sometimes all too real' and from Pat Conroy.

    Condition: Fine (as new.) SIGNED on the title page.

    Book ID: 22077
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  • Cowett, Mark.
    BIRMINGHAM'S RABBI: Morris Newfield and Alabama, 1895-1940.

    Edition: First printing.

    University, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Judaic Studies series. 220 pgs, including notes, bibliography and index. Illustrated with photographs

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket

    Book ID: 13436
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  • A SEASON FOR JUSTICE: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees. by Dees, Morris with Steve Fiffer.
    Dees, Morris with Steve Fiffer.
    A SEASON FOR JUSTICE: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this man, born in Alabama, who became what Coretta Scott King called "one of the most dedicated and effective civil rights lawyers in US history." Includes accounts of his battles with the Klan, death threats and more.INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To.... Many thanks for your generous support of our work." Photographs. Index. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-671-778757.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50314
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  • Forman, James.
    SAMMY YOUNGE, JR: The First Black Student To Die In the Black Liberation Movement.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1968.). Hardcover first edition - Biography of a black student and Civil Rights worker murdered in a gas station in Tuskegee, Alabama. Written by a member of the Movement, one of the founders of SNCC. Illustrated with photographs. 282 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 47495
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  • POACHERS. by Franklin, Tom.
    Franklin, Tom.
    POACHERS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins / Perennial, (2000.). The author's first book, a very highly praised collection of short fiction about the Deep South - mostly south Alabama. The title novella won an Edgar Award. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-688-177719.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 59052
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  • SMONK [OR WIDOW TOWN]: Being the Scabrous Adventures of E. O. Smonk & of the Whore Evavangeline in Clarke County, Alabama, Early in the Last Century. by Franklin, Tom
    Franklin, Tom
    SMONK [OR WIDOW TOWN]: Being the Scabrous Adventures of E. O. Smonk & of the Whore Evavangeline in Clarke County, Alabama, Early in the Last Century.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. Hardcover - The author's third book, second novel, set in the early years of the last century. The story follows the life of two characters in Alabama, E. O. Smonk and the prostitute Evavangeline, and the adventures they find themselves in. 251 pp. ISBN: 978-006084681.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 54507
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  • Franklin, Tom.
    HELL AT THE BREECH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel (following a collection of short stories) by this highly praised Southern writer, loosely based on an actual incident which occurred in rural Alabama in 1897. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Dustjacket praise from Lee Smith, Philip Roth, Richard Ford and others. ISBN: 0-688-167411.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 25927
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  • POACHERS. by Franklin, Tom.
    Franklin, Tom.
    POACHERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a very highly praised collection of short fiction about the Deep South - mostly south Alabama. The title novella won an Edgar Award. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-688-167403.

    Condition: Very good in fine dust jacket (remainder line, lower edge of textblock bumped.).

    Book ID: 43949
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  • HIGH LONESOME. by Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    HIGH LONESOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen short stories - "darkly comic, fiercely tragic and always strikingly original." SIGNED on the title page. Hannah received the Pen/Faulkner award for short fiction, and this collection, the last to be published during his lifetime, was nominated for the Pulitzer. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-871136686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (some toning to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 68372
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  • A SURVEY OF THE ATLANTIC BEACHES. by Hendrie, Don, Jr.
    Hendrie, Don, Jr.
    A SURVEY OF THE ATLANTIC BEACHES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel - a wild and funny road-trip as a divorced father escorts his 16 year old son back from prep school in New England to Alabama - by way of many Atlantic beaches - from Wellfleet on Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras to St Augustine in Florida. Dust jacket praise from Andre Dubus, John Irving, Wright Morris and more. ISBN: 0-517566915.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36408
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  • THE KLANSMAN. by Huie, William Bradford.
    Huie, William Bradford.
    THE KLANSMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte Press, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - Described as a "chillingly realistic novel about the role being played by the Ku Klux Klan in the present-day South." Set in a small county in Alabama, just after the Selma march and the murder of Viola Liuzzi, and the Klan has risen again in "self-defense against outside agitators." Basis for the film of the same name, starring Richard Burton, Lee Marvin, and O.J. Simpson. 303 pp

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dust jacket (small stamped prev owner's name on ffep, dj somewhat rubbed)

    Book ID: 46489
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  • FIELDS AND PASTURES: My First Year has a Country Vet. by McCormack, Dr.John.
    McCormack, Dr.John.
    FIELDS AND PASTURES: My First Year has a Country Vet.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Crown Publishers, (1995) dj. Hardcover - A memoir which describe McCormack's experiences as the first trained veterinarian in Choctaw County, Alabama, in 1963 when mule drawn wagons still shared the roads with pick up trucks and moonshine whiskey was one of the major cash crops. First novel from the author. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-517-596865.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 60163
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  • Patterson, Haywood; Conrad, Earl.
    SCOTTSBORO BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - Patterson, one of the nine Scottsboro Boys, told his story to Earl Conrad, scholar and journalist of black America, after his escape from prison and while he was still being hunted for a crime he did not commit. The book begins with the fight in the train and the trial, but focuses on PattersonÕs experience in numerous Alabama prisons. 309pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dust jacket with several closed tears.

    Book ID: 23837
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  • HE INCLUDED ME: The Autobiography of Sarah Rice. by Rice, Sarah, transcribed and edited by Louise Westling.
    Rice, Sarah, transcribed and edited by Louise Westling.
    HE INCLUDED ME: The Autobiography of Sarah Rice.

    Edition: First printing.

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A first-person account of life in the twentieth-century South, one which spans much of the 20th century - this book "weaves together the story of a black familyeight children reared in rural Alabama, their mother a schoolteacher, their father a minister - and the emerging self-portrait of a woman determined, like her parents, to look ahead." Illustrated with photographs. Chronology. Edited and with a preface by Louise Westling. xvi, 181 pp. ISBN: 0-820311413.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 74528
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