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  • Among the Swamp Peopleby Watt Key; Kelan Mercer

    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...

  • Jungleby Yossi Ghinsberg; Greg McLean

    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...

  • A Grim Almanac of Birminghamby Karen Evans

    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...

  • Death at Cross Plainsby Gene L. Howard; Gary B. Mills

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    Reconstruction in the South is a much studies and yet little understood dark epoch in the region?s history; in many areas it was marked by such violence as to have been in all but name guerrilla warfare. Death and Cross Plains is the history of one such clash, and the story of one of its casualties ? William Luke.             ... more...

  • Bibb County, Alabamaby Rhoda C. Ellison

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    This model county history chronicles one hundred years in the life of a representative Deep South county.    The history of Bibb County between 1818 and 1918 is in many ways representative of the experience of central Alabama during that period. Bibb County shares physical characteristics with the areas both to its north and to its... more...

  • There's Hope for the Worldby Richard Arrington

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    On a sultry September morning in 1955, a young African American man, the son of share corppers, boarded a Greyhound bus in Birmingham, Alabama, to leave his home state for the first time in his life. He was headed for the University of Detroit on a teaching scholarship from MilesCollege. Richard Arrington could not have guessed then that his future... more...

  • Back Homeby Roy Hoffman

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    After twenty years in New York City, a prize-winning writer takes a "long look back" at his hometown of Mobile, Alabama. In Back Home: Journeys through Mobile , Roy Hoffman tells stories--through essays, feature articles, and memoir--of one of the South's oldest and most colorful port cities. Many of the pieces here grew out of Hoffman's... more...

  • Confederate Home Frontby William Warren Rogers

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    With this superbly written, meticulously researched, and concisely argued study, Rogers has helped deepen our understanding of the Confederate civilian experience. Drawing from a wealth of historic documents and personal papers, William Warren Rogers, Jr., provides a fascinating and detailed political, economic, social, and commercial history of... more...

  • Shattered Glass in Birminghamby Randall C. Jimerson

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Shattered Glass in Birmingham traces the experiences of a white northern family during the climax of the civil rights movement in Alabama's largest city. Recounted primarily from Randall Jimerson's perspective as one of five children of Reverend Norman C. "Jim" Jimerson, executive director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, the narrative explores... more...

  • In the Shadow of Hitlerby Dan J. Puckett

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    In the Shadow of Hitler chronicles the experiences of Alabama Jews as they worked to overcome their own divisions in order to aid European Jews before, during, and after the Second World War. In this extensive study of how southern Jews in the United States responded to the Nazi persecution of European Jews, Dan J. Puckett recounts the divisions... more...