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The Most They Ever Had

The Most They Ever Had

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Published by M P Publishing Limited in Isle of Man .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24287433M
ISBN 109781596928190

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Ina community of people in the Appalachian foothills had come to the edge of all they had ever been. Across the South, padlocks and chains bound the doors of silent mills. It seemed a miracle to blue-collar people in Jacksonville, Alabama, that their mill still bit, shook, and roared/5().

The century-old hardwood floors still trembled under whirling steel, and people worked on, in a mist of white air. The mill had become almost a living thing, rewarding the hardworking and careful with the best payday they ever had, but punishing the careless and clumsy, taking a /5().

The Most They Ever Had tells of the lives of cotton pickers and cotton mill workers in Jacksonville, Alabama, in the Appalachian foothills during the 20th century. Their lives mirror the lives of such workers all over the South. The unspeakable working conditions in the mills, the long hours without a break, the machines that maimed, bit off and swallowed fingers, hands, arms and feet of those /5.

The mill had become almost a living thing, rewarding the hardworking and careful with the best payday they ever had, but punishing the careless and clumsy, taking a finger, a hand, more. The mill was here before the automobile, before the flying machine, and the mill workers served it even as it filled their lungs with lint and shortened their Brand: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated.

Rick Bragg's best books are about his home and the people he always loved. Once again, in The Most They Ever Had, he takes readers back to Jacksonville, Alabama, and tells the story of the strong people who lived there, and the tragedy of their lives in the mills.

One of the tragedies is that most of them never realized the tragedy, that they were making a living at the expense of their health. The Most They Ever Had by Rick Bragg,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

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(i started listening to its audiobook at x speed and finished it listening at x speed so 4/5. If they saw the bigger picture, they might be able to relax. Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including “A Thousand Acres,” which won the Pulitzer in THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD.

“The most unsettling book I’ve ever read has to be The Room by Hubert Selby Jr. Spent most of the book wishing it’d be over soon. Apparently the author himself was unable to read the book. Though the epistolary novel (a novel in the form of letters written by one or more characters) was most popular before the 19th century, Alice Walker became a champion of the style with her Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novel The Color Purple.

Set in the post-Civil War American South, the novel follows a young African. Buy The Most Fun We Ever Had: Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 01 by Lombardo, Claire (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Reviews: The Most They Ever Had shows that things in life don’t always come easy and that we must work hard for the things in life we love most.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes a good conquest story because that’s what this story boils down to. The Most They Ever Had, The Most They Ever Had,, The Most They Ever Had, The Most They Ever Had Alabama, the mill town that is the subject of this book.

A newspaper and magazine writer who was awarded the Pulitzer. The Most They Ever Had by Rick Bragg. No one in the world can break your heart as beautifully as Ricky Bragg. This slim volume by the author of All Over But the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man tells the story of the men and women who worked in and lived their lives around the textile mill in Jacksonville, Alabama until its permanent closure in It is the story of hardscrabble lives.

The Most They Ever Had - The Most They Ever Had audiobook, by Rick Bragg In the spring ofa community of people in the Appalachian foothills had come to the edge of all they had ever been. Now they stood looking down, bitter, angry, afraid.

Across the South, padlocks and logging chains bound the doors of silent mills, and it seemed a miracle to blue-collar people /5.

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In the spring ofa community of people in the Appalachian foothills had come to the edge of all they had ever been. Now they stood looking down, bitter, angry, afraid.

Across the South, padlocks and logging chains bound the doors of silent mills, and it seemed a miracle to blue-collar people in Jacksonville, Alabama, that their mill still bit, shook, and roared. Have come to really like Rick Bragg's books, however, I was a bit disappointed in "The Most They Ever Had".

Didn't consider this up to par with other books that he has authored; e.g., Ava's Man. Still, it was on the mark wrt to life in the cotton mill industry for the mill workers based on what a relative of mine had to say about her experience /5().

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