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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the...

Erik Larson

Now in paperback comes this bestselling narrative of the extreme hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900, leaving at least 8,000 dead in its wake. An unforgettable story of the conflict between human hubris and the last great ...

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Published: Jul 2000

Zeitoun

Dave Eggers

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. After the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a canoe, passing on supplies and helping...

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Published: Jun 2010

1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina

Chris Rose

Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national pr...

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Published: Aug 2007

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Lo...

Denise Kiernan

A New York Times bestseller with an "engaging narrative and array of detail” (The Wall Street Journal), the “intimate and sweeping” (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate—the largest, grandest ...

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Published: May 2018

Lost Myrtle Beach

Becky Billingsley

Myrtle Beach has long been a favorite vacation spot for families across America, giving parents and children alike a lifetime of memories. The Myrtle Beach Pavilion, considered by many to be the heart of the city since 1908, was demol...

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Published: Jun 2014

The Most They Ever Had

Rick Bragg

In the spring of 2001, a community of people in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama had come to the edge of all they had ever known. Across the South, padlocks and logging chains bound the doors of silent mills, and it seeme...

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Published: Apr 2011

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, ...

Gary Krist

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City      Empire ...

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Published: Jun 2015

A Lifetime in Gatlinburg: Martha Cole...

Marie Maddox

Today, Gatlinburg is an idyllic mountain resort. But the Sugarlands Valley in the 1910s couldn't have been more different. Martha Cole Whaley began her life on the outskirts of the city and has witnessed firsthand the joy and struggle...

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Published: Aug 2014

American Uprising: The Untold Story o...

Daniel Rasmussen

"Breathtaking. [Rasmussen's] scholarly detective work reveals a fascinating narrative of slavery and resistance, but it also tells us something about history itself—about how fiction can become fact, and how 'history' is someti...

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Published: Jan 2012

Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True His...

Clyde N. Wilson

In this hard-hitting collection of 4 essays, Dr Wilson cuts straight to the chase: YOU WERE LIED TO! You were lied to about the nature, character, and cause of the American "Civil War," but that is just the start. The entir...

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Published: Jan 2016

The Eyes of Midnight

Robert Wilson

More than 120 years after the White Caps terrorized Sevier County in East Tennessee, longtime residents still won't talk about the lawless band of vigilantes.But veteran journalist Robert Wilson shines a spotlight on the group with th...

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Published: Apr 2016

Mississippi (On the Road Histories)

Ben Wynne

Beginning with the state's earliest settlers, Ben Wynne explores the paradox that is Mississippi-its rich soil and namesake river, yet its vulnerability to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. It is one of the US's poorest sta...

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Published: Dec 2007

Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise ...

Looking at the island of Palm Beach today, with its unmatched mansions, tony shops, and pristine beaches, one is hard pressed to visualize the dense tangle of Palmetto brush and mangroves that it was when visionary entrepreneur and ra...

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Published: Nov 2020

Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McC...

Lisa Alther

America's most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Union McCoy soldier by a Confederate Hatfield relative of "Devil Anse" Hatfield. More than a decade later, Ranel McCoy accused a Hatfield cousin of stea...

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Published: Feb 2013

The Streets of Key West: A History Th...

J. Wills Burke

Simonton, Duval, Eaton, Whitehead, Southard, Truman—if you discover how these Key West streets, and all the others, came by their names, you will know much of the history of this little island at the nethermost end of the continenta...

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Published: Apr 2014

A Concise History of Florida (Brief H...

James C. Clark

In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de León first set foot on Florida's east coast. The land he discovered was a geographic anomaly so distinctive that astronaut Neil Armstrong said Florida was the first shape on earth he recognized on h...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition: R...

Osha Gray Davidson

C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil...

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Published: Feb 2019

The Settlement of the German Coast of...

J. Hanno Deiler

Louisiana is a state highly unique and diverse in its history and traditions. While mainly known as a French territory, the early German settlers greatly contributed to the rich culture. J. Hanno Deiler's "The Settlement of the G...

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Published: Jul 2014

On Homesickness: A Plea

Jesse Donaldson

One day, Jesse Donaldson wakes up in Portland, Oregon, and asks his wife to uproot their life together and move to his native Kentucky. As he searches for the reason behind this sudden urge, Donaldson examines both the place where he ...

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Published: Sep 2017

On This Day in Outer Banks History

Sarah Downing

The Outer Banks is much more than an idyllic vacation destination. A day at a time through history, it has claimed its place as a colorful region of the Old North State. Author Sarah Downing offers a daily look at the quirky and fasci...

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Published: Mar 2014

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up...

Robert W. Fieseler

An essential work of American civil rights history, Tinderbox mesmerizingly reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans' subterranean gay community. Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged...

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Published: Jun 2019

Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settler...

Andrew K. Frank

Formed seemingly out of steel, glass, and concrete, with millions of residents from around the globe, Miami has ancient roots that can be hard to imagine today. Before the Pioneers takes readers back through forgotten eras to the stor...

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Published: Sep 2017

Palmettos & Pluff Mud: Tales of a Los...

Jr. S. Guilds Hollowell

For those who live or love the tidal creeks and shores of the Lowcountry, the smell of pluff mud is the smell of home. Primordial and timeless, it is a cacophony of elements of the coast...salt, shells and teeming with life. And our b...

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Published: Nov 2017

George Mortimer West, His Path in His...

Nancy Hudson

Nancy Hudson was involved in Panama City’s acquisition of the Panama City Publishing Company in 2005, obtained a grant for restoration of the building, and managed its transition into a museum in 2008. Now a volunteer at the mus...

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Published: Mar 2020

They Were Her Property: White Women a...

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy  Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white wo...

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Published: Jan 2020

Christmas Tales of Alabama

Kelly Kazek

It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially in Alabama. Celebrate the spirit of the season with these tales of Christmases past from the heart of Dixie. There is the story of Helen Keller's first Christmas memories in Tuscumb...

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Published: Nov 2011

Punished with Poverty: The Suffering ...

James Ronald Kennedy

From the authors of The South was Right! comes what one historian calls one of the most important and original histories of the Southern people. Punished with Poverty tells the unvarnished story of the intentional policy of economic ...

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Published: Nov 2016

The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: T...

Dean King

"Marvelous....THE FEUD is popular history as it ought to be written." ---Wall Street JournalNearly every American has heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The violent feud between these two families has become shorthand fo...

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Published: May 2014

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story ...

Gilbert King

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR and THE WASHINGTON POST"Compelling, insightful and important, Beneath a Ruthless Sun exposes the corruption of racial bigotry and animus that shadows a community, a state and a nation. A fasci...

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Published: Apr 2019

The Tarboro Three: Rape, Race, and Se...

Brian Lampkin

On an August evening in the summer of 1973 in Tarboro, North Carolina a young woman walking alone was offered a ride by three young men. All of their lives were changed dramatically as the ensuing events became national news and for a...

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Published: May 2019
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