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...

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 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...

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...

They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans Joseph Galloway

THEY WERE SOLDIERS profiles the lives of some of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and their paths after the war had ended, including many who made outstanding contributions in fields like business, science, and others, despite the hate and neglect that faced them when they returned home. Galloway and...

Paper: Paging Through History Mark Kurlansky

PAPER: PAGING THROUGH HISTORY adds to the discussion of the future of our planet. After digesting these brilliant words about paper's origins and production, as well as its influence, are we headed for a paperless society. This learned author thinks not.  

 

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No Place Like Home: An Architectural Study of Auburn, Alabama - The First 150 Years Emily Sparrow

NO PLACE LIKE HOME examines the beautiful structures that make up the architectural history of Auburn, from the historical churches, the old businesses and homes, and of course the mighty buildings that make up Auburn's campus. Anchored by a strong sense of place, No Place Like Home will inspire readers to a...

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy Larry Tye

DEMAGOGUE is a masterful portrait of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who led the Red Scare to uproot a...

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe

THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST is Tom Wolfe's account of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Prankers,...

Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey Ziauddin Yousafzai

LET HER FLY: A FATHER'S JOURNEY tells the story of Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of youngest-ever Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, from his childhood growing up poverty-stricken in rural Pakistan to his own activism for feminism and right to education for all. He shares what he and his wife taught their daughter growing up, as well...