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Hal Crowther - 'Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners'

""I don't have any children, so I've decided to claim all the future freedom-fighters and hell-raisers as my kin," wrote journalist Molly Ivins. Ivins is one of the biggest hell-raisers profiled in this collection. These essays commemorate the passing of iconic Southern figures such as John Hope Franklin, Doc Watson, Judy Bonds, and James Dickey. Crowther has some stories to tell, and he does so with a particular appreciation for his subjects' accomplishments, their surroundings, and even, in the case of politicos Jesse Helms and George Wallace, their particular brand of notoriousness.

Hal Crowther is an award-winning critic and essayist, a journalist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Granta, and Narrative magazines, among many others, and in the Oxford American, where his column "Dealer's Choice" was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His columns and reviews have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Spectator, and many independent weeklies and journals. A recipient of the Baltimore Sun's Mencken Award for Writing, he is the author of four essay collections and An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken. For his third collection of essays, Gather at the River, he was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, novelist Lee Smith.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners Cover Image
By Hal Crowther, Silas House (Foreword by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780932112774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blair - October 9th, 2018

"I don't have any children, so I've decided to claim all the future freedom-fighters and hell-raisers as my kin," wrote journalist Molly Ivins. Ivins is one of the biggest hell-raisers profiled in this collection of essays by Hal Crowther, but there is plenty hell-raising and freedom-fighting to go around.


Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners Cover Image
By Hal Crowther, Silas House (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780932112781
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blair - October 9th, 2018

"I don't have any children, so I've decided to claim all the future freedom-fighters and hell-raisers as my kin," wrote journalist Molly Ivins. Ivins is one of the biggest hell-raisers profiled in this collection of essays by Hal Crowther, but there is plenty hell-raising and freedom-fighting to go around.