Synopses & Reviews
An anecdotal, rollicking tour through America's most colorful region.
From the Tidewater through Appalachia, down the Blue Ridge country and into the sunbelt, B.C. Hall and C.T. Wood take us through the American South, inviting us to listen to its music -- blues, country, gospel, and rock -- and to the voices that have shaped its extraordinary, distinctive literature. Interweaving interviews with people both ordinary and famous with thought-provoking reflections on Southern life, history, politics, humor, religion, and cultural icons, The South is a matchless, impressionistic portrait of a people and a place.
President Bill Clinton Fascinating.
Al Haas The Philadelphia Inquirer An ambitious and fascinating tapestry of Southern culture.
President Bill ClintonFascinating.
Al HaasThe Philadelphia InquirerAn ambitious and fascinating tapestry of Southern culture.
Pamela Robin Brandt New York Daily News A crash course, by a couple of Arkansas boys, in truly understanding what is probably the most uniquely contained yet wildly volatile regional culture in our nation.
From the Tidewater into Appalachia, down the Blue Ridge country and through the Sun Belt, the authors of this anecdotal and colorful guide take readers on a riveting tour of America's most eccentric and popular region. Interweaving interviews with people both ordinary and famous with thought-provoking revelations on the Southern way of life, its history, politics, humor, religion, and cultrual icons, The South offers a matchless impressionistic portrait of a people and a place. Map.
About the Author
B.C. Hall and C.T. Wood are the coauthors of Big Muddy. Hall is also the author of a novel, The Burning Season, and Judgment Day, for which he received an Edgar Allan Poe Special Nonfiction Award. He teaches English and American Studies at Arkansas Tech University. Wood, an economist and consultant, lives and writes in Hot Springs, Arkansas.