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- The History Press 2011; US$ 3.99
The Little Book of Birmingham is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the city's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts. Norman Bartlam's... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
Discover 365 gruesome tales from Birmingham's past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a nineteenth-century horsemeat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
?A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.? ? Los Angeles Times Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups.... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Among the Swamp People is the story of author Watt Key?s discovery of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. ?The swamp? consists of almost 260,000 acres of wetlands located just north of Mobile Bay. There he leases a habitable outcropping of land and constructs a primitive cabin from driftwood to serve as a private getaway. His story is one that chronicles... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00
- Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture - Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery - Maps reflect current political boundaries more...
- University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 29.95
An affectionate, irreverent, candid look at the "Heart of Dixie." This book tells Alabama's history in a conversational style with an unapolo-getically subjective approach. Accessible to general readers and students alike, it recounts the history and politics of a state known for its colorful past, told by one of the state's most noted historians... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95
An authoritative popular history that places the state in regional and national context. Alabama is a state full of contrasts. On the one hand, it has elected the lowest number of women to the state legislature of any state in the union; yet according to historians it produced two of the ten most important American women of the 20th century?Helen... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 54.95
Whereas other studies have focused on George Wallace?s career as a national figure, Stand Up for Alabama provides a detailed, comprehensive, and analytical study of Wallace?s political life that emphasizes his activities and their impact within the state of Alabama. Jeff Frederick answers two fundamental questions: What was George Wallace?s... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.95
This is a true story of the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in south Alabama who, in the middle decades of the 20th century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership. Descended from slaves and sharecroppers in the Black Belt region, this family of hard-working parents and... more...