Hermit king & other stories. A native of Demopolis, Alabama, William Cobb taught at the University of Montevallo, where he was writer in residence for twelve years
Hermit king & other stories. A native of Demopolis, Alabama, William Cobb taught at the University of Montevallo, where he was writer in residence for twelve years. He was educated at Livingston State College and Vanderbilt University. He is married to the short story writer Loretta Cobb (The Ocean Was Salt); they have one daughter and two grandchildren. They continue to live in Montevallo.
The Hermit King book. William Cobb is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, Coming of Age at the Y, The Hermit King, A Walk Through Fire, Harry Reunited, A Spring of Souls, Wings of Morning, and The Last Queen of the Gypsies. His collection of short fiction is Somewhere in All This Green. He is currently working on a novel about the Creek Indian War in Alabama in 1813-1814.
by William Cobb (Author). Accordingly, Cobb's moods in this novel alternate between sweet innocence as we watch Hallie and Billy con the local junk dealer, to mythic tragedy as we listen to Joe, a colored man who has self-exiled across the river from a racist Southern town, reminisce over his past life and philosophize over his and everyone's present life.
William Cobb has written six critically acclaimed novels: Coming of Age at the Y, The Hermit King, A Walk Through Fire, Harry Reunited, A Spring of Souls and Wings of Morning. His collection of short stories is Somewhere in All This Green. He was writer-in-residence at the University of Montevallo and was the 2007 winner of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished fiction writing.
William Joseph Cobb (July 16, 1926 – March 14, 1989), best known by his ring and screen names of Happy Humphrey, Happy Farmer Humphrey, and "Squasher" Humphrey.
William Joseph Cobb (July 16, 1926 – March 14, 1989), best known by his ring and screen names of Happy Humphrey, Happy Farmer Humphrey, and "Squasher" Humphrey, was an American professional wrestler and the heaviest professional wrestler of all time. His most active period was in the 1950s and 1960s when he billed himself as "the world's largest wrestler". Humphrey averaged 750 lb (340 kg) during his career
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William Frederick Geikie-Cobb (born Danbury 1857 – died London 1941) was an Anglican priest and author, most notable for his willingness to remarry divorced people in church. Geikie-Cobb was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford and Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1883. He served curacies at Send, Addlestone, Winchester and Kentish Town. He was rector of St Ethelburga's Bishopsgate from 1900 until his death.
The Talon is a highly-skilled assassin for the Court of Owls. He claims to have killed several members of the Wayne Family, and is possibly responsible for the murder of Alan Wayne. Cobb was born into a middle-class family, but when his father tragically died while building a bridge for Cameron Kane. Unable to support themselves, Cobb took to juggling baseballs on the street for pennies against his mother's wishes