The Most They Ever Had

The Most They Ever Had

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by Rick Bragg
     
 

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The story of the mill people of Jacksonville, Alabama. The mill was here before the automobile, before the flying machine, 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. So, when death did come, no one had to ship their bodies home on a train. This… See more details below

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The story of the mill people of Jacksonville, Alabama. The mill was here before the automobile, before the flying machine, 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. So, when death did come, no one had to ship their bodies home on a train. This is a mill story; not of bricks, steel, and cotton, but of the people who suffered it to live.

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 “It is hard to think of a writer who reminds us more forcefully and wonderfully of what people and families are all about.” —New York Times Book Review

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“Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bragg again creates a soulful, poignant portrait of working-class southern life.” —Publishers Weekly

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“[Bragg has] a true gift for great storytelling, the kind . . . that makes you think it’s just a plain old story, until he gets to the end and you’re either weeping or covered with goosebumps.” —New Orleans Times-Picayune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596928190
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
120,620
File size:
0 MB

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