Alabama Home Sweet Home
Compelling stories of famous and not-so-famous Alabamians
A celebration of Alabama and its people whose creative minds impact the arts, science, medicine, sports, and business, this book profiles the compelling stories of celebrities, athletes, musicians, writers, business leaders and pioneers. Singer Randy Owen introduces the book with an essay about his roots on a farm in northeast Alabama. He recalls many fellow musicians and the memories he has of other famous people who call the state home. He has lived his entire life there and no matter how far he and his band Alabama travelled around the world, he was always happy to come back to his Alabama home.
398 full-color pages
Fascinating profiles of famous personalities who proudly call Alabama their home, including:
Hank Aaron, Carl Lewis, Joe Louis, Bear Bryant, Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens, Bo Jackson, Bart Starr, Willie Mays, Charles Barkley, Pat Sullivan, Hank Williams, W. C. Handy, Jimmy Buffett, Lionel Richie, The Commodores, Alabama, Blind Boys of Alabama, Percy Sledge, Jim Nabors, George Lindsey, Courtney Cox Arquette, Kate Jackson, Nell Carter, Tallulah Bankhead, Truman Capote, Fannie Flagg, Harper Lee, Rick Bragg, Louise Fletcher, Polly Holliday, Kathyrn Tucker Windham, Winston Groom, Kenneth “Kenny” Stabler, James Ralph “Shug” Jordan, Jo Jo Starbuck, Rowdy Gaines, Nancy Jan Davis, Mel Allen, Vestal Goodman, Toni Tenille, William Christenberry, Anne Goldwaite, Roger Brown, Wayne Greenhaw, Cynthia Tucker, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, T.S. Stribling, Sonny James, Beverly Barton, Wilson Pickett, The Temptation, Tammy Wynette, Mark Childress, Zelda Fitzgerald, Sam Phillips, American Idol Winners & Finalists, The Tuskegee Airmen, National Pageant Titleholders, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, and the Alabama Gang.
Plus personal biographies of noteworthy Alabamians, including:
Wernher von Braun, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, George Washington Carver, Corretta Scott King, Booker T. Washington, Wayne Flynt, Julia Tutwiler, William Bellingraph, Ed Buckbee, Frank Stitt, John Croyle, John Harbert III, Robert Abernathy, Morris Dees, Ida Moffett, Jim Hudson, Ann Smith Bedsole, Winton & Carolyn Blount, Dr. Richard M. Myers, Abraham & Mayer Mitchell, Millard & Linda Fuller, David Bronner, Ben & Luanne Russell, Jimmy Wales, Dr. Regina Benjamin, Arthur George Gaston, Mother Mary Angelica, Jack Warner, Henry Pappion III, Neal Wade, Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, Dr. Richard Arrington, Jr., Odessa Woolfolk,