Alias Simon Suggs: The Life and Times of Johnson Jones by William Stanley Hoole

By William Stanley Hoole

 

“When those phrases have been written every body had learn or heard of Simon Suggs, the shifty guy whose antics have been recorded in lots of a gusty story of Alabama frontier existence which had drawn laughter and applause from newspaper readers through the usa. and everyone, no less than in Alabama within the 1850s, knew whatever approximately his author, Johnson Jones Hooper. . . . The immortal Suggs, his adjust ego, has stored his identify alive and renewed its luster, in a biography that merits nearly unqualified compliment. Dr. Hoole’s Alias Simon Suggs is a noteworthy success. . . . A milestone in modern Alabama scholarship, it's going to turn into a regular reference paintings at the literary and political scene [and] as a exotic piece of biographical writing, skillfully geared up and deftly presented.”—Alabama Review

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