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Cas Walker : stories on his life and legend

Author: Joshua S Hodge
Publisher: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : First edition
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"In collaboration with Dr. Ernest Freeberg, Josh Hodge has collected, transcribed, and converted a sequence of oral interviews into a manuscript of stories on the famous, and infamous, Cas Walker (1902-1998)--politician, businessman, music producer, and Knoxville legend. Hodge spent the majority of the summer of 2017 interviewing notable Knoxvillians who knew or remembered Walker. With Freeberg, he also spent time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cas Walker.
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019014572
Named Person: Cas Walker; Cas Walker
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua S Hodge
ISBN: 9781621905356 1621905357
OCLC Number: 1090704321
Description: xv, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Cas Walker, Knoxville, and the American century --
"I never did try to act better than anybody": scenes from Cas Walker's early life --
"if I'd thought of a few more things, I'd have stooped a little lower": selling groceries --
"Digger O'Dell-buried alive" --
"I work for Cas Walker" --
"The guy literally was everywhere": a pioneer of radio and tv --
"Cash" Walker, benefactor --
Bare-knuckle politics --
Cas on communism and civil rights --
"The ole coon hunter" --
The watchdog: "The unvarnished naked truth that can be backed up in court" --
Troubles --
Epilogue: The legacy of Cas Walker.
Responsibility: edited by Joshua S. Hodge.

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Businessman, politician, broadcasting personality, and newspaper publisher, Cas Walker was, by his own estimation, a ""living legend"" in Knoxville. This entertaining book brings together selections  Read more...

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