Mississippi Books and Writers

December 1996

Note: Prices listed below reflect the publisher's suggested list price. They are subject to change without notice.

The FightsThe Fights

Nonfiction by Charles Hoff; Introduction by Richard Ford

Chronicle Books ($29.95, ISBN: 0811811220)

Publication date: December 1996


Introduced by Pulitzer prize-winning novelist and former Golden Gloves boxer Richard Ford, The Fights is as rich in beauty as it is provocative in subject—a meditation on the soul of the boxer, and on the body as an instrument of violence and an inspiration for art. 50 photos.

Henry Hughes and Proslavery Thought in the Old South

Biography by Douglas Ambrose

Louisiana State University Press ($45.00, ISBN: 0807120804)

Publication date: December 1996

Hooray for MississippiHooray for Mississippi: A Child’s Journey into the History and Culture of Mississippi

Juvenile literature by Annette Hamill

Quail Ridge Press (Paperback, $4.95, ISBN: 0937552720)

Publication date: December 1996


A Novel by William Faulkner

Liveright ($13.00, ISBN: 0871401673)

Reissue edition; originally published in 1927

Publication date: December 1996

A Long Ways from Where I've Been: An African-American’s Journey from the Jim Crow South to Chicago’s Gold Coast

Nonfiction by Roosevelt Richards

Noble Press ($10.95, ISBN: 1879360357)

Publication date: December 1996


Richards chronicles his life as a young, black boy, growing up in a large farm in rural Mississippi, where he and his family are subjected to the brutal injustice of Jim Crow. Despite the impoverished circumstances and harsh prejudices that dominated the life of Roosevelt and his family, his story is lovingly recounted.

Mississippi: Off the Beaten PathMississippi: Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places

Nonfiction by Marlo Carter Sibley

Globe Pequot Press ($10.95, ISBN: 1564409732)

Publication date: December 1996

Soldiers' PaySoldiers’ Pay

A Novel by William Faulkner

Liveright ($13.00, ISBN: 0871401665)

Reissue edition; first published 1926

Publication date: December 1996

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