Blends humor, folklore, and history to capture the essence of Alabama.
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Kathryn Tucker Windham grew up in Thomasville, Alabama. She graduated from Huntingdon College in 1939, married Amasa Benjamin Windham in 1946, and had three children before being widowed in 1956. A newspaper reporter by profession, her career spanned four decades, beginning in the shadow of the Great Depression and continuing through the Civil Rights Movement, which she observed at ground level in her adopted home town of Selma. In the 1970s, she left journalism and worked as a coordinator for a federally funded agency for programs for the elderly. She continued to write, take photographs, and tell stories. The storytelling was an outgrowth of her 1969 book, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. More volumes of ghost stories, folklore, recipes, and essays followed; she has now published more than twenty books. Her reputation as a storyteller led to thirty-three appearances over an eighteen-month period on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, which introduced her to an even larger audience. She has written, produced, and acted in a one-woman play, My Name Is Julia, about pioneering social reformer Julia Tutwiler, has narrated several television documentaries, and is a regular interviewee for national and international journalists visiting Alabama in search of the Old or the New South. It is a testament to the good humor, keen intelligence, and life-long curiosity of one of the region’s best known public citizens that she can guide visitors unerringly to either mythical place.
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Book Description Strode Pub, 1975. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP67448208
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Book Description Strode Pubublishers, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. This first edition, 5th printing is signed on the fep. Its 158 pages, filled with black and white photographs and line drawings is tight, and bright, free of names. The inside pages are pristine, but the white front and back cobers have some spotting. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 25504
Book Description Strode Publishers, Huntsville, Alabama, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 5th Printing. Oblong hardcover with dustjacket, inscribed, signed and dated by the author: "For Anne Izard, to add to your collection of Southern tales - With best wishes, Kathryn Tucker Windham. October 6, 1984" Illustrated throughout with photos, this is an assortment of Alabama tales, the kinds that used to be told on front porches around the state, the glossy white cover has a small number of rather faint tan spots of foxing, the rear hinge has a short crack but the binding is fine, the jacket has an inch of edge-loss at bottom spine, some scuffing on the rear panel, and a few short edge-tears, it is also price-clipped but an original price label is present, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; 158 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 043266
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