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									Rick BraggRick Bragg
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter formerly with The New York Times, Rick Bragg hit the bestseller charts with his first book, All Over but the Shoutin’, his account of breaking free from the poverty of his youth and finding success at the pinnacle of American journalism.

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Rick Bragg
Current Home:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of Birth:
July 26, 1959
Place of Birth:
Possum Trot, Alabama
Attended Jacksonville State University for six months in 1970; attended Harvard University, 1992-1993
Nieman Fellowship, Harvard University; Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, 1996

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Published Works

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								I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story, Author: 
								Rick Bragg, Jessica Lynch.

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I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story
by Rick Bragg, Jessica Lynch
Private First Class Jessica Lynch -- perhaps the most famous P.O.W. this country has ever known -- was taken prisoner and held captive in an Iraqi hospital for nine days in March 2003. Here, she tells her story to Bragg, entrusting the details of her remarkable survival story to this acclaimed chronicler of American lives.
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								Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg, Author: 
								Rick Bragg.
*  All Over but the Shoutin' (1997)
*  Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg (2000)
*  Ava's Man (2001)
*  Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway (coauthor) (2001)
*  I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story (2003)

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Proud Mama

When Bragg brought his mother, Margaret, to New York for the Pulitzer Prize ceremony, she had never been to the city, never been on an airplane, never ridden on an escalator, and hadn’t bought a dress for herself in 18 years.

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A Maternal Memoir

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								All Over but the Shoutin', Author: 
								Rick Bragg.

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All Over but the Shoutin'
by Rick Bragg
Of All Over but the Shoutin’, Bragg’s acclaimed memoir of poverty and fierce maternal devotion, the Los Angeles Times remarked, “It's a record of a life that has been harrowing, cruel and yet triumphant, written so beautifully he makes the book a marvel.”

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								Ava's Man, Author: 
								Rick Bragg.

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Ava's Man
by Rick Bragg
In 2001, Bragg wrote about his grandfather, a hard-drinking fighter who made whiskey in backwoods stills along the Alabama-Georgia border and died at 51. His widow would rebuff her grandchildren’s questions about her remarrying: “No, hon, I ain’t gonna get me no man…I had me one.”

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