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...

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 Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War John "Chickie" Donohue

THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER is the amazing story of one man's mission in 1967 to bring a little bit of support to some of the soldiers fighting thousands of miles from home. One night in New York, Chickie and some friends were having drinks together in a New York City bar and reminiscing over friends they had lost to...

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...

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...

Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House Eleanor Herman

SEX WITH PRESIDENTS details the bedroom affairs of the presidents throughout American history, as...

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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