History - United States - State & Local - South (al, Ar, Fl, Ga, Ky, La, Ms, Nc, Sc, Tn, Va, Wv)

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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 ...

Published: Jul 2000


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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Published: Dec 2007
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