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Book Review – Freedom Walk by Mary Stanton

Freedom Walk – Mississippi or Bust by Mary Stanton University Press of Mississippi Copyright 2003 208 pages Rating –   7/10 Summary – Freedom Walk tells the stories of two dreamers – Bill Moore and Sam Shirah, Jr. Both attempted a … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Matter of Conscience by Sherry Lee Hoppe

A Matter of Conscience by Sherry Lee Hoppe with Dennie B. Burke Publisher – Wakestone Press Copyright 2010 343 pages Rating – 8/ 10 Summary – Bobby Hoppe starred for the Auburn Tigers’ 1957 national championship football team. Just before … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Goats and Governors by Steve Flowers

Of Goats and Governors: Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories by Steve Flowers Publisher – New South Books Copyright 2015 263 pages Rating – 7/10 Review – From boyhood, Steve Flowers wanted to be a politician. He served as … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading… The Mobile Press-Register on BP

“Once a villain, BP plays the victim role” by George Talbot Mobile Press-Register July 14, 2013 pages 1D & 3D My, times have changed. Back in 2010 everyone hated BP after the Gulf Coast oil spill. Even in the pro-business … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading… Lagniappe on Mobile’s City Council Elections

“A look at new City Council candidates” by Katie Nichols Lagniappe Issue – July 11, 2013 – July 24, 2013 page 10 At the risk of repeating myself, I’ll start again by mentioning the Mobile Press-Register. When I moved here … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading… Lagniappe on Mobile’s Mayoral Election

“Mayor has testy email history with citizen” (note – the online version has a different headline) by Katie Nichols Lagniappe Issue – July 11, 2013 – July 24, 2013 page 6 http://classic.lagniappemobile.com/article.asp?articleID=6563&sid=1 “A campaign sputtering in the summer heat” by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alabama Governors by Samuel L. Webb and Margaret E. Armbrester

Alabama Governors: A Political History of the State by Samuel L. Webb and Margaret E. Armbrester Publisher – University of Alabama Press Copyright – 2001 260 pages Rating – 7/10 Summary – How did Alabama get where it is today? … Continue reading

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