Alias Simon Suggs

The Life and Times of Johnson Jones Hooper

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  • 081738197X
  • 9780817353612
  • 9780817381974
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“When these words were written everybody had read or heard of Simon Suggs, the shifty man whose antics had been recorded in many a gusty tale of Alabama frontier life which had drawn laughter and applause from newspaper readers throughout the United States. And everybody, at least in Alabama in the 1850s, knew something about his creator, Johnson Jones Hooper. . . . The immortal Suggs, his alter ego, has kept his name alive and renewed its luster, in a biography that deserves almost unqualified praise. Dr. Hoole’s Alias Simon Suggs is a noteworthy achievement. . . . A milestone in contemporary Alabama scholarship, it will become a standard reference work on the literary and political scene [and] as a distinguished piece of biographical writing, skillfully organized and deftly presented.”—Alabama Review
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  • University of Alabama Press; September 2008
  • ISBN 9780817381974
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  • Title: Alias Simon Suggs
  • Author: William Stanley Hoole
  • Imprint: University Alabama Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 081738197X
  • 9780817353612
  • 9780817381974

In The Press

“When these words were written everybody had read or heard of Simon Suggs, the shifty man whose antics had been recorded in many a gusty tale of Alabama frontier life which had drawn laughter and applause from newspaper readers throughout the United States. And everybody, at least in Alabama in the 1850s, knew something about his creator, Johnson Jones Hooper. . . . The immortal Suggs, his alter ego, has kept his name alive and renewed its luster, in a biography that deserves almost unqualified praise.

About The Author

"Author, educator, and librarian W. Stanley Hoole (1903-1990) dedicated his life to libraries and education. Trained as an educator, Hoole soon found himself in the role of librarian at the University of Alabama and oversaw widespread improvements in the its library system. In addition, he was a founding member of the Alabama Historical Association and editor of its journal, The Alabama Review, from 1948 to 1967." --Clark E. Center Jr, The Encyclopedia of Alabama

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 081738197X
  • 9780817353612
  • 9780817381974