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This biography of Greenwood and his song begins with the younger days of the singer’s life in California and ends with his overwhelming popularity after the Gulf War. Inspiring in its message, God Bless the U.S.A.: Biography of a Song is the story of a man and his music as they grow from the wild, carefree spirit of a rebellious teenager to the respect of a duty-bound patriot. Paperback.
This meticulously researched work, the fourth volume in Pelican’s Governors of the States Series, traces the lives and careers of the men who have held Tennessee’s highest office, beginning with the founding of the original independent state of Franklin in 1784 and continuing to the present.
A warm and humorous look at the rural lifestyle of a Tennessee farm family in the 1930s and 1940s, Hill Country Cookin’ and Memoirs is also a treasury of Southern family recipes from a time and place where cooking was an essential part of home life.
Author Ibbie Ledford, born and raised in the Tennessee hills, offers her special recipes along with some cherished personal memories. Hill Country treats and staples, traditional fare, and modern favorites are all included here. Recipes for Hand-Squashed Biscuits, Corn Fritters, Chicken Pot Pie, Baked Cheese Grits, Shepherd’s Pie, Flapjacks and Hot Blackberry Jam, Deer Steaks and Gravy, Squirrel Stew with Potato Dumplings, Fried Okra, Turnip Greens, Wilted Lettuce Salad, Buttermilk Pie, and Beef Jerky are accompanied by peculiar (to some) Hill Country customs such as how to clean and pluck a chicken, kill a hog, boil a country ham, fry chitterlings, and make inexpensive Christmas tree ornaments.
Christmas has come to the mountain country of Appalachia in a delightful new version of the classic holiday verse by Clement Moore. James Rice, illustrator of the bestselling Cajun Night Before Christmas, has teamed up with Thomas Noel Turner, a long-time resident of the Appalachian region and professor of education at the University of Tennessee, to add winsome dimension to the enchanting tale.
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.
In 1869, Everett B. D. Julio painted this scene of the Civil War generals and their horses. It depicts their meeting on May 1, 1863, just before the tragic death of Jackson. The painting now hangs in the Museum of the Confederacy. Print.
“The happy events, the human asides, historic happenings and family legends . . . make its pages delightful to read.” The Tennessean Hardcover.
Freedom is a constant struggle, but anyone can make a change in this transformative story based on the coauthor’s childhood experiences during the civil rights era. Multi-racial characters working together toward a common goal are portrayed and an author’s note explains the origin of the story.
Gen. Robert E. Lee, 1807-70, was renowned for his brilliant leadership during the Civil War; however, his genius extended far beyond the battlefield. All his life, he relied upon his faith for strength and guidance not only in troubled times, but also as the foundation upon which he based all of his dealings with others.
Once again, Louise Littleton Davis has produced from her store of knowledge and understanding of Tennessee history a collection of engrossing stories about the people and events that went into the making of that great state. This book spans two centuries, from pre-Revolutionary days into the 1800s.
In Nashville Tales, her third volume of Tennessee historical tales, the author tracks those bold early adventurers who were bent on seeking personal fame and fortune. These courageous, and often flamboyant, individuals carved the modern state along their way.
Nathan Bedford Forrest’s astounding military abilities, passionate temperament, and tactical ingenuity on the battlefield have earned the respect of Civil War scholars and military leaders alike. He was a man who stirred the most extreme emotions among his followers and his enemies, and his name continues to inspire controversy.
Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Escort and Staff reveals the symbiotic relationship between Forrest and his men, and how their unusual abilities as fighters, thinkers, and leaders made for a team of men who formed a unique brotherhood that lasted long after the war. A testament to their loyalty is the fact that the escort is the only Confederate unit whose numbers were greater when they surrendered than when the unit was organized.
In the days before food processors and microwave ovens, Southern cooking was not just a feast of flavors- it was a craft of artisans. This book attempts to recapture the traditional manner of cooking and eating in the South from the late 1800s until World War II. The authors have modernized these recipes in only one respect-by the mere fact that they have written them down. Many an original recipe has long since passed on with its creator- but Strickland and Dunn have preserved more than 125 classics of the Southern dinner table- mixed with stories and techniques as told by the contributors.
As Christmas Eve settles on the quiet trailer park, everything is as still as a rabbit caught in headlights. That is, until the Christmas Redneck appears on the scene.
Compiled here are 125 examples of the width and breadth of Lee’s humor, dating from his youth to his last working day as president of Washington College. Also noted are some of the less-frequently published points about the Lee family, including wife Mary’s concern over the “depth and sincerity” of Lee’s faith, their family connection to Napoleon, and stories of Lee’s father during the War of 1812.
Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy draws upon personal interviews with Acuff’s contemporaries, friends, and family as well as Acuff himself. This combination honors Acuff by tracing the roots of his career through the evolution of his musical style and his distinctive American art form. Paperback.
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