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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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and ...

Preston Lauterbach

The vivid history of Beale Street―a lost world of swaggering musicians, glamorous madams, and ruthless politicians―and the battle for the soul of Memphis.Following the Civil War, Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, thrived as a ca...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Batt...

Laurence Leamer

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in Ame...

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Published: Jun 2017

Appalachian Magazine's Mountain Voice...

Appalachian Magazine

Appalachian Magazine's Mountain Voice 2017 serves as an exhaustive collection of published online articles showcasing the Memories, Histories, and Tall Tales of life in Appalachia. Containing over eighty heart-warming and thought pro...

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Published: Jun 2017

New Orleans: Facts and Legends

Raymond J. Martinez

NEW ORLEANS: FACTS AND LEGENDS is a classic compilation of history, tales, and folklore about New Orleans. It is peppered with numerous vintage photographs of historic sites and the legendary men and women who framed Louisiana's life...

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Published: Jun 2014

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing...

Patrick Phillips

"Gripping and meticulously documented."―Don Schanche Jr., Washington PostForsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century, was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, f...

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Published: Sep 2017

Just Yesterday in North Carolina: Peo...

Bruce Roberts

Prize-winning photographer Bruce Roberts has assembled a treasure trove of photos and stories that epitomize North Carolina from the 1950s to 1980. Catch a glimpse of simple farmers and farmhouses, lighthouses, Civil Rights demonstra...

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Published: May 2014

Carolina Gold Rice: The Ebb and Flow ...

Richard Schulze

Carolina Gold, the celebrated variety of rice established in the South Carolina Lowcountry, perhaps saved the fledgling colony at the beginning of the eighteenth century and remained integral to the local economy for nearly two hundre...

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Published: Apr 2012

Tales of Yesterday's Florida Keys

John Viele

A collection of stories of people and events in the Florida Keys extending from the time the Keys were first occupied by humans, through the Second Seminole War, the coming of the Overseas Railway, and finally the opening of the first...

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Published: Sep 2017
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