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Harold George Scott captures the most memorable moments of Lelia Haller’s career with lavish illustrations and photographs. A pictorial biography of one of the twentieth century’s most notable ballerinas, Lelia documents the career of the only American honored as première danseuse of the Paris Opera. Hardcover.
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Here is the first full biography of the legendary writer known as Mr. Louisiana and Mr. New Orleans. Lyle Saxon’s life was colorful, busy, and full of contrasts. He presented himself as the perfect Southern gentleman, but he grew up fatherless in modest circumstances. As host of a French Quarter salon, Saxon dispensed drinks, anecdotes, loans, and advice to many friends, including William Faulkner, Oliver La Farge, and Sherwood Anderson, yet he was often lonely and retreated to his solitary cabin at Melrose Plantation. Hardcover.
The story truly does begin in Acton, England, at the Farnell toy factory where the hand-made mohair bear was born. This biography traces the steps of the actual stuffed bear from his creation to his final resting place in the Children’s Center of the New York Public Library. Winnie-the-Pooh was brought to life as a loveable playmate flowing from the vivid imagination of Christopher Robin and introduced to the world by his father, A. A. Milne.
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As is too often the case with poets, the life of Scotland’s Robert Burns was filled with tragedy and hardship. Yet, this did not detract from his poetry; rather, it fed his talent for it. Even his death mirrored the adversity of his life. On July 26, 1796, on the same day that his wife gave birth to their ninth child, Robert Burns, the bard of Scotland, was buried, thirty-seven years old and in debt.
In this candid autobiography, George W. Healy, one of the South’s, and the nation’s, finest and most distinguished journalists, recalls the people and events that, during his career, left an indelible imprint on the history of the nation and the world. Hardcover.
Piloting the Bat Out of Hell, Lt. Bill Farrow volunteered for the dangerous American secret mission designed to boost morale during the darkest days of World War II. Dubbed Doolittle Raiders after Gen. James H. Doolittle, the commander of the Tokyo raid, Farrow’s crew set out to bring the war to the Japanese homeland by bombing a military target in Nagoya, Japan.
Some liken him to Will Rogers. Others call him the rural South’s Garrison Keillor. No matter who he is compared to, Harry Wayne Addison is truly a marvel of contemporary storytelling. His books successfully capture the simple values and family icons and ideals of growing up in North Louisiana during the depression. Paperback.
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Margaret Haughery gave everything she ever had to the orphans and the poor. Despite being unable either to read or write, she possessed an incredible business acumen, which allowed her to donate—including what she bequeathed in her will—more than $500,000 throughout her life. Paperback.
This exquisitely produced two volume set includes Mary Chesnut’s diary, which was originally published forty years after the Civil War, and her personal picture albums. Lost or stolen since the 1930s, the albums were only rediscovered in 2007 and filled with annotated pictures of the many people found throughout Mary Chesnut’s personal diary. The diary itself has been enhanced by cameos and woodcuts throughout each chapter.
At 2:30 am on April 15, 1865, Mary Elizabeth Surratt was awakened by loud knocking at the door of her H Street boardinghouse in Washington D.C. Officers first inquired as to the whereabouts of her son, John Surratt. She was quickly told that her son was wanted in connection with the murder of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and acquaintance of the family! Three days later, Mary found herself under suspicion and under arrest for involvement in the assassination of the president. Hardcover.
Master of the Mississippi is the story of Henry Miller Shreve, who taught the Mississippi River to fetch and carry for the nation.
A crossover teacher is a white educator who, to meet a court-ordered integration ratio, is arbitrarily transferred to a school where the majority of the student body is of a different race. Manie Culbertson was such a teacher. In this emotional diary, she records her thoughts and feelings throughout her semester at Glenview School, to which she was assigned. The results of her experience were completely unexpected.
In the farm home of America’s past, the hearth of the home—the kitchen—represented the warmth and well-being of the family that met daily to enjoy hearty, homemade food and converse with pleasure. Award-winning artist Bob Artley evokes this ideal in this beautiful homage to the traditional Midwestern farm kitchen. Filled with heirloom family recipes and cozy memories and accompanied by Artley’s signature pen-and-ink drawings and full-color illustrations, this memoir provides a nostalgic and affectionate look at rural life, family, and food from a simpler time.
In this enchanting memoir of life in New Orleans from the Civil War to the Great Depression, Grace King records the crises and changes in Crescent City society, as well as her own development as a writer. Here is a portrait of a woman who went through war and its aftermath and later assumed the role of independent woman and breadwinner. As a female pursuing an intellectual career, she broke with the Old South tradition, but as is well chronicled, her major projects, literary and personal, had to do with defending the South. Paperback.
The ubiquitous glass container is an afterthought in modern life. Today’s marketing focus is on the beverage inside the bottle and the snappy jingle or ad that clamors for consumer attention. But before the bottle was filled, it had to be made. Prior to the automated machines invented by Michael Owens, child labor was the backbone in producing inconsistent and unsanitary containers for foods, beverages, and medicines.
Natalie Vivian Scott was once described by author Sherwood Anderson as “the best newspaperwoman in America.” She became a vital force in the creative salon of intellectuals who gathered in the French Quarter during the 1920s. This was a time that saw the reawakening of this original section of New Orleans life, thanks to the efforts of Scott and her colleagues.
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.
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