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September 5, 1993 | MARJORIE LEWELLYN MARKS, Marjorie Lewellyn Marks is manager of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and a contributing author of "Life Guidance Through Literature" (American Library Assn.)
THE MOST SOUTHERN PLACE ON EARTH: The Mississipi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity by James C. Cobb (Oxford University Press). A scholarly and comprehensive history of the Mississippi Delta that explores the South's socioeconomic and cultural characteristics within the context of "its interaction with rather than its isolation from" the larger national and global setting. The dense evidence of meticulous research is woven gracefully into a lively narrative.
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