Synopses & Reviews
In "one of the best portrayals of the South in years" ("Washington Post Book World"), Applebome's forays take him to catfish farms and new casinos, to country music festivals, neo-Confederate gatherings, and into the very heart of the controversy over the flying of the Confederate flag, as he separates the myths from the realities.
In “one of the best portrayals of the South in years” (Washington Post), the Atlanta bureau chief of the New York Times travels from catfish farms and neo-Confederate gatherings to casinos and country music festivals and examines the reasons behind the regions growing influence. Index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -376) and index.
About the Author
Peter Applebome is a writer and editor for the New York Times who covers cultural issues. He has been a reporter for Texas Monthly and the Dallas Morning News, and served as bureau chief for the Times in both Houston and Atlanta. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.