Robert E. Lee’s Secret Lifelong War. Charlie Arthur’s Premature Sexual Revolution. The Father of the Blues and the Search for His Soul. Pitchfork Ben Tillman’s Shattered Myth. Brother Dave Gardner’s Rant on Elizabeth Dole. Robert E. Williams and the Black Freedom Struggle. Lurline Murray’s Shortest Thirty Years.
"What fires burned beneath Lee's famous calm?"
"To be sure, Lee was an enormous flirt his entire life, and he may have acted on his erotic impulses outside the bonds of matrimony."
"It won't shock readers of Southern Cultures to learn that when northerners begin to study the South, they bring along what we'll just agree to call misconceptions."
"But nonetheless I have been lurking in the shadows, plotting and sulking like one of William Faulkner's vindictive barn-burners."
"'My idea of what constitutes music was changed by the sight of that silver money cascading around the splay feet of a Mississippi string band.'"
"I was born in Yazoo City at the edge of the Mississippi Delta in 1956, the year Elvis Presley made his television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show but was shown only from the waist up."
". . . if you wasn't already prepared to stop, beloved, you shouldn't ahve started."
"Charline's use of sexual innuendo clearly confused the country music media."
"This black man called the Secretary of the Navy. And the Secretary of the Navy says to the judge: 'Let him go.'"
"'Honey, in our way of life, there ain't no banker's hours, and I don't find in the Bible there's no such thing as an eight-hour day.'"
University Press of Mississippi, 2000
University Press of Mississippi, 2001