DOWN ALONG WITH THAT DEVIL'S BONES is a deep examination of the current conflict over Confederate memorials and how they came to exist across the country. After a chance encounter with a group protecting a statue of General Nathaniel Bedford Forrest, who founded the Ku Klux Klan after the American Civil War. O'Neill proceeded to visit many Forrest memorials across the South and interviewed men and women who have a different view of the general's legacy and feel they are protecting their heritage. He comes to find that white supremacy isn't just a regional issue, but a thread that runs through the history of the entire country, and that only by truly understanding why and how this came to be can the country move forward towards a brighter and more equitable future. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United States. You may view every Booksmith Timeless Classic by clicking https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/booksmith-timeless-classics.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Connor Towne O'Neill on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in September 2020 by Algonquin Books.
CONNOR TOWNE O'NEILL (shown below on our wall of fame) is the producer of the NPR podcast White Lies and his writing has appeared in New York, Vulture, Slate, RBMA, Village Voice, and others. He teaches at Auburn University and with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. Thank you Connor Towne O'Neill for signing our books.
THIS VIDEO (seen below) is a twenty-five minute intervoew with Connor Towne O'Neill about Down Along With That Devil's Bones, shot at our store.