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The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats

by William Geroux

“Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping."

—Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat

One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off...


Hanging Bridge

This Torrent of Indians: War on the Southern Frontier, 1715-1728

by Larry E. Ivers

The military history and analysis of the lengthy Yamasee War in South Carolina


The Travelers' Charleston: Accounts of Charleston and Lowcountry, South Carolina, 1666-1861

by Jennie Holton Fant

Travelers' accounts of the people, culture, and politics of the southern coastal region prior to the Civil War


Wil Lou Gray: The Making of a Southern Progressive from New South to New Deal

by Mary Macdonald Ogden

The biography of a pioneering advocate for literacy and adult education in South Carolina


Confederate Black Ops: The Untold Story of the Confederate Clandestine Services

by Charles L Tilton II

Most of what we know regarding the Civil War even today pertains to either famous battles - Antietam, Gettysburg, or Averasboro - or famous people - Stuart, Mosby, Grant, or Lee. However, many stories remain...


Georgialina: A Southland as We Knew It

by Tom Poland

A nostalgic look at Georgia and South Carolina before development, outsiders, and modern conveniences brought wholesale change


No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta

by Alison Collis Greene

In No Depression in Heaven, Alison Collis Greene demonstrates how the Great Depression and New Deal transformed the relationship between church and state. Grounded in Memphis and the Delta, this book traces...


Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune

by John Pope

A masterful writer’s career-spanning selection of the best remembrances from the Big Easy


What Can and Can't Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

by Dell Upton

An original study of monuments to the civil rights movement and African American history that have been erected in the U.S. South over the past three decades, this powerful work explores how commemorative structures...


On the Horseshoe: A Guide to the Historic Campus of the University of South Carolina

by Elizabeth Cassidy West & Katharine Thompson Allen

The comprehensive history of the original campus structures and the people who lived and worked there


Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America

by Eberhard L. Faber

In 1795, New Orleans was a sleepy outpost at the edge of Spain’s American empire. By the 1820s, it was teeming with life, its levees packed with cotton and sugar. New Orleans had become the unquestioned urban...


Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

by Honor Sachs

On America's western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, western lawmakers...


Why New Orleans Matters

by Tom Piazza

Tom Piazza's award-winning portrait of a city in crisis, with a new preface from the author, ten years after.

Ten years ago, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the disaster that followed, promises were...


Katrina: After the Flood

by Gary Rivlin

One of New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year, 2015

One of NPR’s Best Books of 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana—on August 29, 2005—journalist Gary Rivlin...


Five Years in Texas

by Thomas North

To conceive the idea, and execute the purpose of making a book, is, to a modest man, not a little monstrous; and yet, modest or immodest, monstrous or not, the author makes his best bow to the reader, and holds...


Arkansas: A History

by Harry S. Ashmore

South and West, delta and mountains, black and white, rich and poor, Arkansas is a complex state whose history has not been widely understood. In this graceful and good-humored account, author Harry S. Ashmore...


Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg

by Ronald F. Borne

The remarkable story of a top man at Hoover’s FBI and at Ole Miss before and during the civil rights era


Once in a Lifetime: Reflections of a Mississippi First Lady

by Elise Varner Winter & JoAnne Prichard Morris

The firsthand account of a governor’s wife who transformed her position from Mansion hostess to a more meaningful role in state government


Klandestine: How a Klan Lawyer and a Checkbook Journalist Helped James Earl Ray Cover Up His Crime

by Pate McMichael

James Earl Ray, an escaped convict from Missouri, was punished for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. despite the fact that he did not fit the caricature of a hangdog racist thirsty for blood. The media...