The Resource Captain Billy's troopers : a writer's life, William Cobb

Captain Billy's troopers : a writer's life, William Cobb

Label
Captain Billy's troopers : a writer's life
Title
Captain Billy's troopers
Title remainder
a writer's life
Statement of responsibility
William Cobb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In this audacious memoir, William Cobb reveals the tumultuous creative life of a distinguished practitioner of southern and Alabama storytelling. As poignant and inspiring as his own fiction, Captain Billy's Troopers traces Cobb's early life, education, and struggles with alcohol and the debilitating condition normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). Like a curving river, the broad sweep of Cobb's turbulent life includes both startling cataracts and desultory eddies, leading sometimes into shadows or opening into unexpected sunlight. With unsentimental clarity, Cobb recounts coming of age in his native Demopolis in the churning middle years of the twentieth century. It's there he has his first tantalizing tastes of alcohol and begins to drink habitually. Readers then travel with Cobb to Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama) and then on to Vanderbilt University. Along the way, readers relish his first experiences of love and success as a writer, leading to a career as a professor of writing at Alabama College (now the University of Montevallo) in 1963. From there Cobb's struggles with alcohol and depression lead to elongated years of tumbling creative output and the collapse of his marriage. The summer of 1984 found Cobb in rehab, the first step in his path to recovery. His unflinching memoir narrates both the milestones and telling details of his intense therapy and years in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). In the sober thirty years since, Cobb has published a string of critically praised novels and a prize-winning collection of short stories. The capstone of his comeback was winning the Harper Lee Award in 2007 for distinguished fiction writing. In 2000, shortly after retiring, Cobb developed NPH, which upset his sense of balance and triggered dementia symptoms and other maladies. Nine years later in 2009, brain surgery brought Cobb a dramatic recovery, which began the third act in his writing career. Vital, honest, and entertaining, Captain Billy's Troopers captures the life of an Alabama original. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cobb, William
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3553.O198
LC item number
.C633 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cobb, William
  • Authors, American
  • Alcoholism
  • Storytelling
  • Hydrocephalus
Label
Captain Billy's troopers : a writer's life, William Cobb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty; Chapter Twenty-one; Chapter Twenty-two
Extent
1 online resource (209 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817388751
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000459281
  • (EBL)2130369
  • (SSID)ssj0001530317
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12629662
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001530317
  • (PQKBWorkID)11529929
  • (PQKB)10986743
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2130369
  • (OCoLC)915941284
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse46990
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000459281
Label
Captain Billy's troopers : a writer's life, William Cobb
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty; Chapter Twenty-one; Chapter Twenty-two
Extent
1 online resource (209 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817388751
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000459281
  • (EBL)2130369
  • (SSID)ssj0001530317
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12629662
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001530317
  • (PQKBWorkID)11529929
  • (PQKB)10986743
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2130369
  • (OCoLC)915941284
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse46990
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000459281

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