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Untold stories, candid photographs, and personal memories fill the pages of this ultimate tribute to the king of rock-’n’-roll. From anecdotes about Elvis’s high-school years from friend Jimmy Angel to the personal memories of Elvis’s best friend, Jerry Schilling, about the Christmas of 1975 and Elvis’s cousin Edie Hand’s childhood memories of their summertime family reunions, this book is a must-have for fans and collectors of Elvis memorabilia.
Natchez comes to life in vivid black and white. Well, actually, the black and white is not that vivid, but that creates great opportunities for budding young artists everywhere. If they choose, children can color the homes as accurately as possible; or, they may simply decide that Stanton Hall would look better in a lovely shade of purple! For children visiting Natchez, this coloring book makes the perfect keepsake. Paperback.
Holt Collier is best known as the guide who led President Roosevelt on the historic bear hunt that resulted in the naming of the Teddy bear. In his younger days, Holt’s adventures were extremely risky. From his days as a scout in the Civil War to the time he helped break up a gang of Mississippi River pirates, he always had a thirst for high adventure. And he always knew how to handle the danger. Hardcover.
Do you know how the Teddy bear got its name? When Teddy Roosevelt decided that he wanted to go bear hunting in Mississippi, his friends knew that the only guide experienced enough to escort the president of the United States was Holt Collier, the son of slaves and the best bear hunter in the South.
Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. A prosperous and influential plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Yet by 1865, Hinson had likely killed more than one hundred men and had single-handedly taken down an armed Union transport in his one-man war against Grant’s army and navy. By the end of the Civil War, the Union had committed infantry and cavalry from nine regiments and a specially equipped amphibious task force of marines to capture Hinson, who was by that time nearly sixty years old. They never caught him. Since then, the story of Jack Hinson has evaded astute historians, and until now, he has remained invisible in the history of sniper warfare.
A rhythmic jazzy story in verse, Jazz Cats tells about the escapades of some real cool cats that know how to entertain. Their jazz combo plays together in the streets of New Orleans. From the blow of the clarinet and trumpet to the pluck of the fiddle base and beating the trash can drums, these Dixie, dancin’, jazz cats know how to have fun. Hardcover.
Every year pesky crows throw a party in a scarecrow’s patch, gobbling up all the pumpkins in sight and leaving a horrid mess. Not this year! Jeb is determined to protect his pumpkins no matter the cost. Those crows are in for an unpleasant surprise!
Through the 31 line illustrations and brief historical narrative, children are able to follow the life of Jefferson Davis from Rosemont, his boyhood home in Woodville, Mississippi, to his marriage to Virginia Howell. This book describes his terms as a member of the House of Representatives and Senate, and his role in the drama of the Civil War as president of the Confederacy.
Mississippi is well known for its rich soil and plantation mansions, but the bluffs and prairies of its eastern boundary are often overlooked. Here, Jim Fraiser takes a deeper look at those historical gems of eastern Mississippi and its coast. From Pascagoula to Tupelo, and Jackson too, the beauty of Mississippi’s historic homes shines through Rick Guy’s stunning photography. Hardcover.
Stanton Hall, the headquarters for the world-famous annual Natchez Pilgrimage, and Texada, a brick building that has served as everything from a tavern to a town meeting hall, are but two of the architectural marvels presented in this keepsake. Postcards.
Natchez, Mississippi, attracts thousands of visitors annually. One look through these pages and it is easy to see why. Beautiful exterior shots, rare interior photographs, and moving descriptions capture the essence of one of the largest and best-preserved collections of antebellum architecture in the country. Natchez truly is a living museum. Hardcover.
From historic Port Gibson to up the river toward Memphis, Jim Fraiser’s evocative text details the architectural features of homes, churches, and stores dating back as far as the early nineteenth century. Whatever your taste in tales, the photographs capture the seldom-seen interiors and abundant details of these grand homes and simple structures remarkable for their tenacious grip on the land. Hardcover.
Following his book, The French Quarter and Other New Orleans Scenes, pen and ink artist Joseph Arrigo, a native New Orleanian, has compiled this collection of sketches from such gulf coast cities as Gulfport, Biloxi, and Ocean Springs. Each of his illustrations is accompanied by a description explaining its significance. Paperback.
Mississippi River Country Tales is a fast-paced, easy to read history that covers everything from the early conquistadors and the first Mardi Gras to Fannie Lou Hamer and Archie Manning, and covers the geographic region from Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana. Paperback.
The years just before 1880 until about 1885 are considered the “outlaw years,” when lawlessness developed a law of its own and planned an empire.
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Pascagoula Decoys gives an overview of the history of the duck-decoy manufacturing industry. Joe Bosco relates the stories of important decoy makers like the Hudson Manufacturing Company, which established more buoyant decoys with hollows underneath, and the Animal Trap Company of Mississippi, one of the last manufacturers to offer wooden decoys. He also introduces important personalities, such as Charles W. Grubbs, founder of the Grubbs Manufacturing Company, who made the first commercial duck call, and C. M. Woolworth, who bought Poitevin Brothers, Inc., makers of Singing River Decoys, in 1940 as a result of the increased interest in the duck-decoy industry. Hardcover.
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