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Hemphill, Paul 1936-2009

Overview
Works: 44 works in 137 publications in 3 languages and 10,413 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Romance fiction  Baseball stories  Football stories  Biographies  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML420.W55, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Hemphill
Lovesick blues : the life of Hank Williams by Paul Hemphill( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uneducated, virtually fatherless, an alcoholic in his teens, unlucky at love, Hank Williams filled his music with the raw experiences and emotions of a troubled life
The Nashville sound : bright lights and country music by Paul Hemphill( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of the country and western music scene
Lovesick blues : the life of Hank Williams by Paul Hemphill( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sickly and awkward boy who turned into a country music legend, Hiram Williams had reinvented himself as Hank Williams and taken to alcohol by the age of 14. He was dead by the age of 29. Here, Paul Hemphill recounts the tortured life and whirlwind career of the hillbilly Shakespeare as only a fellow Southerner can
The ballad of Little River : a tale of race and restless youth in the rural South by Paul Hemphill( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Except for a massacre of five hundred settlers by renegade Creek Indians in the early 1800s, not much bad had happened during two centuries in Little River, Alabama, an obscure Lost Colony in the swampy woodlands of To Kill a Mockingbird country. 'We're stuck down here being poor together' is how one native described the hamlet of about two hundred people, half black and half white. But in 1997, racial violence hit Little River like a thunderclap. A young black man was killed while trying to break into a white family's trailer at night, a beloved white store owner was nearly bludgeoned to death by a black ex-convict, and finally marauding band of white kids torched a black church and vandalized another during a drunken wilding soon after a Ku Klux Klan rally. The Ballad of Little River is a narrative of that fateful year, an anatomy of one of the many church arsons across the South in the late 1990s. It is also much more - a biography of a place that seemed, on the cusp of the millennium, stuck in another time. When veteran journalist Paul Hemphill, the son of an Alabama truck driver who has written extensively on the blue-collar South, moved into Little River, he discovered the flip side of what the natives like to call 'God's country': a dot on the map far from the mainstream of American life, a forlorn cluster of poverty and ignorance and dead-end jobs in the dark, snake-infested forests, a world that time forgot. Living alongside the citizens of Little River, Hemphill discovered a stew of characters right out of fiction - 'Peanut' Ferguson, 'Doll' Boone, 'Hoss' Mack, Joe Dees, Murray January, a Klansman named 'Brother Phil' and his stripper wife known as 'Wild Child' - swirling into a maelstrom of insufferable heat, malicious gossip, ancient grudges, and unresolved racial animosities. His story of how their lives intertwined serves, as well, as a chilling cautionary tale about the price that must be paid for living in virtual isolation during a time of unprecedented growth in America. God's country is in deep trouble." from dust cover
Wheels : a season on NASCAR's Winston Cup circuit by Paul Hemphill( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest NASCAR driver of all time; the preppy twenty-five-year-old Christian wunderkind, Jeff Gordon - the Kid - the blossoming Madison Avenue-approved future of the sport; Terry Labonte, the solid, soft-spoken driver whose consistent top-five finishes earned him enough points to capture the coveted season-long Winston Cup Championship; and many of the others from similar blue-collar backgrounds, fighting for a piece of the purse that could make or break their entire
Long gone : a novel by Paul Hemphill( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayor: notes on the sixties by Ivan Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of the road by Paul Hemphill( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel that lovingly evokes the dusty wonder of life on the road the the irrepressible characters who consider the highway their home
The sixkiller chronicles by Paul Hemphill( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too old to cry by Paul Hemphill( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaks of coming of age at mid-life; of chasing down fading rainbows; of reckonings and renewal, and, always, of hope
The heart of the game : the education of a minor-league ballplayer by Paul Hemphill( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the fledgling baseball career of Marty Malloy, a second baseman in the Atlanta Braves farm system, through the 1994 minor league season, chronicling the ups and downs in the life of the young man who the author believes embodies everything that is good about baseball
Lost in the lights : sports, dreams, and life by Paul Hemphill( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran journalist's collection of sportswriting on the blue-collar South. Sport mirrors life. Or, in Paul Hemphill's opinion, 'Sport is life.' The 15 pieces in this compelling collection are arranged along the timeline for an aspiring athlete's dream: 'The Dawning, ' with stories about boys hoping and trying to become men, 'The Striving, ' about athletes at work, defining themselves through their play, and 'The Gloaming, ' about the twilight time when athletes contend with broken dreams and fading powers. Through all the pieces, Hemphill exhibits his passion for the sports he covers and a keen
Climbing Jacob's ladder : a trial lawyer's journey on behalf of 'the least of these' by Jock M Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiger walk through history : the complete story of Auburn football from 1892 to the Tuberville era by Paul Hemphill( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this lively book, noted writer and Auburn alum Paul Hemphill tells the story of the progress of Auburn from that first game - coached by Auburn legend George Petrie - through the team's growth and development into the national force it is today. Hemphill records the many highs and occasional lows, and the heartbreak and jubilation each caused, noting the standouts great and small on the way."--Jacket
Nobody's hero : a novel by Paul Hemphill( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after Billy Ray Hunsinger signed with the Green Bay Packers and thought he was destined for greatness, Billy finds himself is a down-on-his-luck radio host who regrets letting opportunity slip through his fingers
Long gone by Alafair Burke( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Florida's minor leagues during the fifties, Stud Cantrell is a washed-up baseball star now managing the rag-tag Tampico Stogies farm team. Against all odds, September finds Stud and the Stogies in the pennant title game--when the opposing team's owner secretly offers Stud the career opportunity of a lifetime
The good old boys by Paul Hemphill( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nashville Sound : die Welt der Country und Western Music ; Wo die Musik entstand ; Wie ihre Interpreten leben ; Was ihnen die Musik bedeutet by Paul Hemphill( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of the country and western music scene
Leaving Birmingham : notes of a native son by Paul Hemphill( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author returns to his boyhood home after Birmingham has seen years of racism and discovers that his parents' last home is now occupied by an African-American family
The life of Hank Williams by Paul Hemphill( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank Williams is not just one of America's greatest songwriters, but also one of the most enigmatic. This is his interpretative biography. It seeks to answer questions such as: whence the pain and despair? Why the booze and pills? Where did his genius come from? How did he know everything he wrote about?
 
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Lovesick blues : the life of Hank Williams
Alternative Names
Hemphill, Paul James 1936-2009

Paul Hemphill American writer

Paul Hemphill Amerikaans romanschrijver (1936-2009)

Paul Hemphill escriptor estatunidenc

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Languages
English (107)

German (5)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Lovesick blues : the life of Hank WilliamsThe ballad of Little River : a tale of race and restless youth in the rural SouthWheels : a season on NASCAR's Winston Cup circuitLong gone : a novelThe heart of the game : the education of a minor-league ballplayerLost in the lights : sports, dreams, and lifeClimbing Jacob's ladder : a trial lawyer's journey on behalf of 'the least of these'A tiger walk through history : the complete story of Auburn football from 1892 to the Tuberville era