James K. Polk, Vol. 2: Continentalist, 1843-1846 offers a critical analysis of President James K. Polk’s achievements and how they impacted the United States
Discover the fascinating rise of James K. Polk in Tennessee and on the national political scene in this engaging biography by Charles Grier Sellers
The Cotillion Brigade: A Novel of the Civil War and the Most Famous Female Militia in American History the story of the Nancy Hart Rifles & Union Col. La Grange
James Agee (27 September, 1909 – 16 May, 1955) was an award winning author, poet, screenwriter, film critic and journalist from Tennessee.
The narrative follows the author and his brother, an Army veteran and a college graduate, who decided to hike the Appalachian Trail from north to south over five months. The pair goes through their own revelations while trudging through physical difficulties which the trail offers.
As a faculty member at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio he founded the Kenyon Review and was its editor until he retired.
The book is not only a memoir, but a commentary about the life in a small southern town circa the 1920s. A town where almost everyone never even saw a Jew nevertheless interacted with one.
About: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver is a fictional book taking place in Appalachia. The book is very lyrical and rich exploring the simple yet complex life of rural Tennessee. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Rafflecoptter form at the end of the post. 448 pages Publisher: Harper Language: English ISBN-10: 0062124269 My rating for Flight Behavior —3 Buy this book in paper or electronic format* More Books by Barbara Kingsolver Thoughts: I was excited to get Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (website | Facebook), her books automatically go to my “to read” list. The books I read are all unique and different from one another focusing on various themes and subjects. The writing is fantastic, however I did not feel any connection to the characters and the story is slow. The book picks up in places, just as you’re ready to put it down, but then it goes on dragging especially when it comes to the protagonist’s personal life versus her professional life. Maybe because of the characters boredom with her family life, which we are told practically from the first paragraph, the author chose to slow down the pace – for me it simply didn’t work. The theme of the book is…
Andrew Jackson was born in northern South Carolina and at the age of 13 was already a member of the Revolutionary Army and a prisoner of the British. After securing his release, his mother left him an orphan at the age of 14, but Jackson thrived and became a lawyer through apprenticeships. By 1788 Jackson became the solicitor for Nashville, a frontier town.
On 17 December, 1862 Major-General Ulysses S. Grant issued his infamous General Order No. 11 expelling all Jews from his military district