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Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin
Written by Gary Krist
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770437060
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Empire of Sin
A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Written by Gary Krist


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $26.00

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 of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s... Read more >
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Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin
Written by Gary Krist
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770437077
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Empire of Sin
A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Written by Gary Krist


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

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 of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s... Read more >
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Hill Country Houses
Hill Country Houses
Written by Cyndy Severson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933780
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Hill Country Houses
Inspired Living in a Legendary Texas Landscape
Written by Cyndy Severson


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $50.00

Anchored by Austin and San Antonio, Texas Hill Country is celebrated for its frontier history and natural beauty. Architects and interior designers build contemporary houses using local materials and drawing on the area’s diverse heritage—Spanish Colonial missions and Mexican-style haciendas, French pioneers’ log cabins, German stonework, and the legacy of the... Read more >
Cotton Tenants
Cotton Tenants
Written by James Agee, Edited by John Summers, Photographed by Walker Evans, Introduction by Adam Haslett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612193984
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2014
Price: $16.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Kentucky
Kentucky
Written by Pieter Estersohn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933568
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Kentucky
Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country
Written by Pieter Estersohn


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $60.00

In Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms, pre-eminent architectural and interiors photographer Pieter Estersohn guides us through Bluegrass Country, the legendary landscape around Lexington, Kentucky. The wealthiest town west of the Alleghenies prior to the Civil War, Lexington has a rich architectural and cultural history that is manifest in the elegant... Read more >
The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Fall of the House of Dixie
Written by Bruce Levine
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812978728
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $17.00

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. Told through the words of the people who lived it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Dance of the Reptiles
Dance of the Reptiles
Written by Carl Hiaasen, Edited by Diane Stevenson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345807021
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Dance of the Reptiles
Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Edited by Diane Stevenson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $15.95

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If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than... Read more >
Dance of the Reptiles
Dance of the Reptiles
Written by Carl Hiaasen, Edited by Diane Stevenson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345807038
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Dance of the Reptiles
Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Edited by Diane Stevenson


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $11.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than... Read more >
Dance of the Reptiles
Dance of the Reptiles
Written by Carl Hiaasen, Read by Arte Johnson, Edited by Diane Stevenson
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804164054
Our Price: $40.00
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Dance of the Reptiles
Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Read by Arte Johnson
Edited by Diane Stevenson


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $40.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.
Dance of the Reptiles
Dance of the Reptiles
Written by Carl Hiaasen, Read by Arte Johnson, Edited by Diane Stevenson
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804164061
Our Price: $22.50

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Dance of the Reptiles
Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Read by Arte Johnson
Edited by Diane Stevenson


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $22.50

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a trade paperback.
Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a 400-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama, at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Cotton Tenants
Cotton Tenants
Written by James Agee, Edited by John Summers, Photographed by Walker Evans, Introduction by Adam Haslett
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781612192123
Our Price: $24.95
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Fall of the House of Dixie
Written by Bruce Levine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679645351
Our Price: $12.99
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $12.99

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. Told through the words of the people who lived it... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Southern Plantations
Southern Plantations
Written by Robin Lattimore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811022
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Southern Plantations

Written by Robin Lattimore


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $9.95

Once the lifeblood of large estates and farms throughout the American South and East, antebellum plantations today serve as windows into one of the most controversial eras of U.S. history. Though many of these grand homes have been lost, scores more still exist, some as National Memorial sites, National Historic Landmarks... Read more >
The Bitter Waters of  Medicine Creek
The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
Written by Richard Kluger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307388964
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $16.95

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Kluger brings to life a bloody clash between Native Americans and white settlers in the 1850s Pacific Northwest. After he was appointed the first governor of the state of Washington, Isaac Ingalls Stevens had one goal: to persuade the Indians of the Puget Sound region to leave their... Read more >
Every Day by the Sun
Every Day by the Sun
Written by Dean Faulkner Wells
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307591050
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Every Day by the Sun
A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi
Written by Dean Faulkner Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $15.00

In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted mur­derers, the builder of the first railroad in north Mississippi, the founding president of a bank, an FBI agent, four pilots (all brothers)... Read more >
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Mile Marker Zero
Mile Marker Zero
Written by William McKeen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307592040
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Mile Marker Zero
The Moveable Feast of Key West
Written by William McKeen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $12.99

True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America’s southernmost city
 
For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation—one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett... Read more >
The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Fall of the House of Zeus
Written by Curtis Wilkie
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307460714
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The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
Written by Curtis Wilkie


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00

“Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.”
—Douglas Brinkley
 
The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former... Read more >
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Every Day by the Sun
Every Day by the Sun
Written by Dean Faulkner Wells
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307591067
Our Price: $11.99
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Every Day by the Sun
A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi
Written by Dean Faulkner Wells


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted mur­derers, the builder of the first railroad in north Mississippi, the founding president of a bank, an FBI agent, four pilots (all brothers)... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
Written by Richard Kluger, Read by Alan Sklar
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307879295
Our Price: $22.50

For more information about downloading this audiobook
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Written by Richard Kluger
Read by Alan Sklar


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $22.50

The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers, a compelling conflict that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857.

When appointed Washington’s first governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, an ambitious military man turned politician, had one goal: to persuade (peacefully if possible) the Indians... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
Written by Richard Kluger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307595348
Our Price: $13.99
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers, a compelling conflict that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857.

When appointed Washington’s first governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, an ambitious military man turned politician, had one goal: to persuade (peacefully if possible) the Indians... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.
The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Fall of the House of Zeus
Written by Curtis Wilkie
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307460721
Our Price: $11.99
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The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
Written by Curtis Wilkie


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $11.99

“Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.”
—Douglas Brinkley
 
The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Nine Lives
Nine Lives
Written by Dan Baum
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385523202
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Nine Lives
Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
Written by Dan Baum


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $16.00

Nines Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings this kaleidoscopic portrait to life... Read more >
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Nine Lives
Nine Lives
Written by Dan Baum
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385529600
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Nine Lives
Death and Life in New Orleans
Written by Dan Baum


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

BONUS: This edition contains a Nine Lives discussion guide.

Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of night unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan... Read more >
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Disfarmer
Disfarmer
Text by Edwynn Houk, Gerd Sander, Richard B. Woodward and Michael P. Mattis, Photographed by Mike Disfarmer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873045
Our Price: $60.00
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Disfarmer

Text by Edwynn Houk, Gerd Sander, Richard B. Woodward and Michael P. Mattis
Photographed by Mike Disfarmer


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2005
Price: $60.00

Mike Disfarmer is a true American eccentric. Born Mike Meyer, he changed his name to distance himself from both the surrounding farming community of his native Arkansas and from his own kinfolk—claiming that a tornado had accidentally blown him onto the Meyer family farm as a baby. The son of a... Read more >
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