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September 14, 1997 | GLORIA EMERSON, Gloria Emerson is the author of several books, including "Winners & Losers," an account of the Vietnam War which won a National Book Award
The idea of a journalist born in 1959 writing his memoirs, with no great wars or historic events to report, is surprising. But what Rick Bragg gives us in "All Over but the Shoutin' " is his own story, a record of a life that has been harrowing, cruel and yet triumphant, written so beautifully he makes the book a marvel. "This is not an important book," he writes.
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February 17, 2010 | By Tim Rutten
Gerald M. Boyd, who died of lung cancer nearly four years ago at 56, was one of his generation's most accomplished journalists. His work as a national political reporter, as an editor of judiciously nuanced serial reports on complex American social issues and his central role in shaping the New York Times' magnificent coverage of both the first World Trade Center bombing and the Sept. 11 tragedy legitimately merit the overused adjective "distinguished." Sadly, though, Boyd is almost sure to be remembered first for having lost his job as the paper's managing editor, when -- along with executive editor Howell Raines -- he was fired in the wake of the Jayson Blair and Rick Bragg scandals.
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May 19, 1998 | BILL DWYRE
What: "All Over But The Shoutin' " by Rick Bragg, Pantheon Books (Random House) Price: $25 This work of nonfiction qualifies for review in this space because its author started as a sportswriter. In other words, just about anything qualifies for review in this space. Rick Bragg is now a national correspondent for the New York Times, headquartered in Atlanta. He won a Pulitzer prize for feature writing in 1996.
OPINION
November 17, 2003
Was it less than six months ago that Robert Scheer debunked the "heroic" rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch (Commentary, May 20), citing the BBC report confirming that the story we were fed was a veritable "Wag the Dog"? This caused a figurative "lynching" of Scheer, including a scathing indictment of him from then-assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs Victoria Clarke (letter, May 26) and media folks like those at Fox News, calling for his firing if not his head. Surprise, surprise.
OPINION
November 17, 2003
Was it less than six months ago that Robert Scheer debunked the "heroic" rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch (Commentary, May 20), citing the BBC report confirming that the story we were fed was a veritable "Wag the Dog"? This caused a figurative "lynching" of Scheer, including a scathing indictment of him from then-assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs Victoria Clarke (letter, May 26) and media folks like those at Fox News, calling for his firing if not his head. Surprise, surprise.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2010 | By Tim Rutten
Gerald M. Boyd, who died of lung cancer nearly four years ago at 56, was one of his generation's most accomplished journalists. His work as a national political reporter, as an editor of judiciously nuanced serial reports on complex American social issues and his central role in shaping the New York Times' magnificent coverage of both the first World Trade Center bombing and the Sept. 11 tragedy legitimately merit the overused adjective "distinguished." Sadly, though, Boyd is almost sure to be remembered first for having lost his job as the paper's managing editor, when -- along with executive editor Howell Raines -- he was fired in the wake of the Jayson Blair and Rick Bragg scandals.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2003 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
As she lay swathed in bandages, bracing for months of physical rehabilitation, Jessica Lynch learned that she faced yet another kind of therapy: A stranger would soon begin asking questions about her ordeal as an American prisoner of war in Iraq, and together they would have barely 10 weeks to produce a book. Author Rick Bragg stood by Lynch's hospital bed last summer, asking her to revisit the bloody ambush that killed 11 of her comrades.
NEWS
October 12, 2001 | ANTHONY DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Ava's Man" is a big book, at once tough and sentimental. Rick Bragg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, broke into best-sellerdom with his "All Over But the Shoutin," his moving account of how his mother raised him and his two brothers in extreme poverty in the Deep South. Bragg takes that story back a generation in "Ava's Man," which tells the story of his mother's father, Charlie Bundrum, husband of Bragg's grandmother, Ava.
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November 12, 2003 | Robert Scheer, Special to The Times
Jessica Lynch, by all accounts, is a splendid person with immense fortitude and intrinsic honesty. On the evidence of this book, she has needed such virtues to not only survive her ordeal in Iraq, but also to fend off those who would make of her what she is not. Her effort to hold on to the truth of her story in the face of Pentagon spin and a media feeding frenzy is a heroic act in the Age of Hype. It has required her to draw upon reserves of strength to cut through talk-show hyperbole and a U.
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November 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
The authorized biography of former prisoner-of-war Pfc. Jessica Lynch says she was raped by her Iraqi captors, a family spokesman said Thursday. "The book does cover the subject," spokesman Stephen Goodwin told the Associated Press. "It's a very difficult subject." The book -- "I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story" -- is being released by Knopf publishing on Tuesday, Veterans Day. Reporter Rick Bragg, who wrote the book, tells Lynch's story.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2003 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
As she lay swathed in bandages, bracing for months of physical rehabilitation, Jessica Lynch learned that she faced yet another kind of therapy: A stranger would soon begin asking questions about her ordeal as an American prisoner of war in Iraq, and together they would have barely 10 weeks to produce a book. Author Rick Bragg stood by Lynch's hospital bed last summer, asking her to revisit the bloody ambush that killed 11 of her comrades.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2003 | Robert Scheer, Special to The Times
Jessica Lynch, by all accounts, is a splendid person with immense fortitude and intrinsic honesty. On the evidence of this book, she has needed such virtues to not only survive her ordeal in Iraq, but also to fend off those who would make of her what she is not. Her effort to hold on to the truth of her story in the face of Pentagon spin and a media feeding frenzy is a heroic act in the Age of Hype. It has required her to draw upon reserves of strength to cut through talk-show hyperbole and a U.
NEWS
October 12, 2001 | ANTHONY DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Ava's Man" is a big book, at once tough and sentimental. Rick Bragg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, broke into best-sellerdom with his "All Over But the Shoutin," his moving account of how his mother raised him and his two brothers in extreme poverty in the Deep South. Bragg takes that story back a generation in "Ava's Man," which tells the story of his mother's father, Charlie Bundrum, husband of Bragg's grandmother, Ava.
SPORTS
May 19, 1998 | BILL DWYRE
What: "All Over But The Shoutin' " by Rick Bragg, Pantheon Books (Random House) Price: $25 This work of nonfiction qualifies for review in this space because its author started as a sportswriter. In other words, just about anything qualifies for review in this space. Rick Bragg is now a national correspondent for the New York Times, headquartered in Atlanta. He won a Pulitzer prize for feature writing in 1996.
BOOKS
September 14, 1997 | GLORIA EMERSON, Gloria Emerson is the author of several books, including "Winners & Losers," an account of the Vietnam War which won a National Book Award
The idea of a journalist born in 1959 writing his memoirs, with no great wars or historic events to report, is surprising. But what Rick Bragg gives us in "All Over but the Shoutin' " is his own story, a record of a life that has been harrowing, cruel and yet triumphant, written so beautifully he makes the book a marvel. "This is not an important book," he writes.
NEWS
July 24, 2003 | Renee Tawa
Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch's red-white-and-blue homecoming has reignited rumors that she is working with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Bragg on a book about her capture and controversial rescue in Iraq. Bragg was spotted in the crowd that waited for Lynch's motorcade in Elizabeth, W. Va., on Tuesday. According to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story, Bragg said he was "just hanging out," but state officials said he was researching a possible book on Lynch.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2003 | From Reuters
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch has signed a $1-million agreement with Alfred A. Knopf, giving the injured former Army private the chance to tell her own story, the publisher said Tuesday. The publisher said the book, "I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story," will be written by former New York Times reporter Rick Bragg.
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