Cultural History

Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America Karen Abbott

THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK  is an expertly written and researched account of the life and crimes of George Remus, one of the first and most successful bootleggers during the Prohibition era. Called "The King of Bootleggers" and at one time controlling 35 percent of the liquor in the United States.  Abbott chronicles his...

Shaking the Gates of Hell: A Search for Family and Truth in the Wake of the Civil Rights Revolution John Archibald

SHAKING THE GATES OF HELL is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Archibald's examination of a...

The Five Capitals of Alabama: The Story of Alabama's Capital Cities from St. Stephens to Montgomery Tom Bailey

THE FIVE CAPITALS OF ALABAMA is the history of Alabama's seat of government, and why it has moved around the state four times. Starting with the tiny but booming south Alabama town of St. Stephens in 1817 as the capital of the Alabama Territory and ending with a final move to Montgomery in 1846, the book demonstrates...

Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South Rick Bragg

WHERE I COME FROM: STORIES FROM THE DEEP SOUTH is a collection of some of Rick's best and most beloved columns from his work in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. Touching on Southern subjects as diverse as the legacy of Harper Lee, the bacchanal of Fat Tuesday, and the best way to kill fire ants,...

The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird Jack E. Davis

BALD EAGLE: THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEY OF AMERICA'S BIRD is a fascinating double story of the history of an amazing creature along with the animal's relationship with our Founding Fathers and the very beginnings of our country. The brilliant manner in which the tale is told is full of humor and remarkable facts.
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The Illustrated History of the Snowman Bob Eckstein

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SNOWMAN is a pictorial look at the development and relevance of the snowman throughout history. Bob Eckstein traces its lineage from the Dark Ages to modern day, showing how often it pops up in famous pictures and how it has changed throughout time. In addition, it features over two...

Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice Pam Fessler

CARVILLE'S CURE is the story of Carville, the only leprosy (now known as Hansen's disease) colony in the continental United States, located in the bayous of Louisiana. Following a surprising family connection to Carville, Fessler unearthed the lost world of the patients, nurses, doctors, and researchers at Carville who...

A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost Frye Gaillard

A HARD RAIN: AMERICA IN THE 1960S, OUR DECADE OF HOPE, POSSIBILITY, AND INNOCENCE LOST is renowned historian Frye Gaillard's account of...

The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance Tucker, Cynthia Gaillard, Frye

THE SOUTHERNIZATION OF AMERICA: A STORY OF DEMOCRACY IN THE BALANCE finds two of the South's most respected and awarded journalists explaining to the country the lingering influence of the old Confederacy. This powerful Black/White - male/female perspective from a pair of brilliant writers who love their part of the...

Sittin' In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s Jeff Gold
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