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Voices of Black South Carolina: Legend and Legacy Damon L. Fordham • 978-1-59629-611-4 {160 pp., over 20 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} From the letters of black soldiers during the Civil War to the impassioned pleas by students of “Munro’s School” for their right to education, these are the voices of protest and dissent, the voices of hope and encouragement—the voices of black South Carolinians.

Small-Town Slayings in South Carolina Rita Y. Shuler • 978-1-59629-558-2 {160 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} After working with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for twenty-four years, Shuler has a passion for remembering the victim while simultaneously illuminating patterns of crime solving past and present.

Healing All People: The Roper St. Francis Healthcare Alliance Jane O’Boyle • 978-1-59629-603-9 {144 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $24.99, hardcover} Filled with colorful anecdotes and black-and-white photographs, this book presents the heartwarming and entertaining story of two centuries-old hospitals, Roper and St. Francis, and the community members who went beyond the call of duty to save a cherished tradition.

God’s Children Archibald Rutledge • 978-1-59629-642-8 {128 pp. + 16 pp. b & w images, 5.5 x 8.5, $19.99} In the simple and lyrical language that has become the hallmark of the first poet laureate of South Carolina, Rutledge eloquently portrays the black men and women who labored alongside him at his family’s Hampton Plantation.

No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments & Cemeteries of South Carolina Kristina Dunn Johnson • 978-1-59629-397-7 {160 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} Curator with the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, Johnson shares with us the powerful stories that are the legacy of the Confederacy, as varied as those who lie beneath the Southern soil.

Ghosts of the Pee Dee Tally Johnson • 978-1-59629-626-8 {128 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, $16.99} From the swamps of Kershaw County to an abandoned graveyard underneath South of the Border, the Pee Dee region is home to a rich heritage and an occasionally frightening past. Johnson puts his storytelling expertise to good use investigating the truth behind these legends.

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Ghosts of the North Carolina Piedmont: Haunted Houses and Unexplained Events Frances H. Casstevens • 978-1-59629-643-5 {160 pp., over 30 images, 5.5. x 8.5, $17.99} In this collection of local lore, Casstevens recounts one spine-tingling tale after another—various classics passed down for generations alongside more recent experiences of her own acquaintances.

Wicked Kernersville: Rogues, Robbers, Ruffians & Rumrunners Michael L. Marshall and Jerry L. Taylor • 978-1-59629-676-3 {128 pp., 20 illustrations, 6 x 9, $19.99} The central Piedmont town of Kernersville is known today for its quiet neighborhoods and lovely historic district homes; few residents would suspect that in earlier times the town had its fair share of unsavory characters.

Charlotte, North Carolina: A Brief History Mary Norton Kratt • 978-1-59629-601-5 {192 pp., over 70 images, 6 x 9, $22.99} Whether detailing the cotton fields and textile mills of yesterday or the banking center of tomorrow, Kratt’s account is a fascinating history of the people who have made Charlotte a queen among southern cities.

Louisville Remembered Gary Falk 978-1-59629-628-2 {160 pp., over 110 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

From thriving theatre to one-cent chocolate bars, the Louisville Historical League’s Falk provides an entertaining collection of articles and stunning historical images that illustrate why Louisville is worth remembering.

True Tales of Old-Time Kentucky Politics:

Bombast, Bourbon & Burgoo Berry Craig

978-1-59629-636-7 {128 pp., over 30 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Craig, a longtime columnist, shares tales of a time when votes could be bought with a drink and political differences were resolved with ten paces and a pistol.

See Rock City: The History of Rock City Gardens Tim Hollis 978-1-59629-577-3 {160 pp. + 16 pp. full color, over 130 images, 5.5 x 8.5, $17.99}

Perhaps the only aspect of Rock City more enchanting than its physical beauty is the fairytale story that surrounds it. Hollis guides you through the site’s most fascinating spots and reveals the origins of the world-famous “SEE ROCK CITY” marketing campaign.

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Hampton Roads, Virginia: Remembering Our Schools Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Jeffrey Littlejohn, Charles H. Ford, Sonia Yaco and the Norfolk Historical Society • 978-1-59629-602-2 {128 pp., over 150 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} The fiftieth anniversary of the reopening of Norfolk’s desegregated schools marks an appropriate occasion on which to assess the evolution of public education in a region so prominent in the civil rights struggle.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia: A Brief History Larry G. Aaron • 978-1-59629-531-5 {160 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} Virginia’s most prolific tobacco county, one of the top five fossil sites in the world, home to heroes, adventurers, counterfeiters and innovators—Pittsylvania County’s lush hills and farmland have witnessed three centuries of history, through which Aaron adeptly guides his readers.

Hampton Roads Chronicles: History from the Birthplace of America Paul Clancy • 978-1-59629-664-0 {160 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $21.99} Like the tide, history flows through every corner of the Old Dominion’s Hampton Roads region. For decades it has been chronicled in the Virginian-Pilot’s “Our Stories” feature, compiled here with stunning historical images by longtime columnist Clancy.

Nonesuch Place: A History of the Richmond Landscape T. Tyler Potterfield • 978-1-59629-415-8 {128 pp., over 60 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} Whether addressing the changing role of the James River, the background of the Virginia State Capitol or the struggle to reclaim green space from industrialization and urban growth, Potterfield, city planner with the Historic Preservation Division, weaves a tale as ordered as the gridded streets of Richmond and just as rich in history.

A Brief History of Catoosa County: Up Into the Hills Jeff O’Bryant 978-1-59629-555-1 {160 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Though nearly one million visitors come to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park each year, many remain unaware of the larger part that Catoosa played in the unfolding drama of America—a story brought to life by O’Bryant.

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The Cedar Keys Hurricane of 1896: Disaster at Dawn Alvin F. Oickle 978-1-59629-612-1 {128 pp., over 30 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Resulting in dozens of deaths and millions of dollars in damage, Hurricane Number 4 in 1896 changed the Cedar Keys forever. Drawing on firsthand accounts and extensive archival research, Oickle tells the stories of ordinary Floridians who were faced with nature’s fury.

Hidden History of Sarasota Jeff LaHurd 978-1-59629-671-8 {160 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

From the details of John Ringling’s daily breakfast to an account of a wedding between two gorillas, veteran Sarasota author LaHurd demonstrates why the city is a beloved destination for circus enthusiasts and snowbirds alike.

Asbury Park, New Jersey: A Brief History Joseph Bilby and Harry Ziegler 978-1-59629-604-6 {128 pp., over 80 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

From bicycles and baby parades to brawlers and bootleggers, Bilby and Ziegler trace Asbury Park’s transformative cycles from peaceful resort to raucous amusement park, from empty boardwalk to bustling business center.

Brielle, New Jersey: A Brief History Union Landing Historical Society 978-1-59629-640-4 {160 pp., over 80 images, 6 x 9, $21.99}

Raymond F. Shea weaves a rich tapestry of facts and charming stories to divulge the story of a town that exchanged its fledgling, agrarian status for a reputation as one of America’s civic gems.

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Wicked Albany:

Lawlessness and Liquor in the Prohibition Era Frankie Y. Bailey and Alice P. Green

978-1-59629-493-6 {128 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Criminal justice experts Bailey and Green examine the rival political machines and mob activity that proliferated in Prohibition-era Albany. Whether you seek sociological analysis or pure guilty pleasure, you’ll be satisfied.

Remembering Syracuse Dick Case 978-1-59629-583-4 {128 pp., over 30 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

For fifty years, Case’s “Neighbors” columns have chronicled the character of the Syracuse community, recording stories both heartbreaking and heartwarming, along with the names, traditions and landmarks that might otherwise have slipped through the cracks of history.

Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh:

Home to a Revolution A.J. Schenkman

978-1-59629-600-8 {128 pp., over 30 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

In this revealing book, Schenkman dispels the rumors and presents the history of a prominent Newburgh family whose homestead, in 1850, became the nation’s first publicly owned historic site.

Food, Drink and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch Peter G. Rose 978-1-59629-595-7 {160 pp., over 20 images, 5.5 x 8.5, $19.99}

From beer to bread and cookies to coleslaw, Dutch cooking and culture have greatly influenced residents of the Hudson River Valley. Food historian Rose offers a comprehensive look at this subject, her life’s work.

Snyder, New York: A Brief History Julianna Fiddler-Woite 978-1-59629-639-8 {160 pp., over 70 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

A descendant of the town’s founder, Fiddler-Woite recounts her family’s history along with that of this unique hamlet, where original settlers embraced the Seneca Indian tribe as equals, thus cultivating a strong sense of community that persists today.

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101 Glimpses of the South Fork Richard Panchyk 978-1-59629-670-1 {128 pp., over 100 images, 5 x 7, $14.99}

In this pictorial history, Panchyk surveys how dramatically the landscape of the South Fork has changed, from the famous Montauk Lighthouse and iconic windmills to sprawling mansions and opulent hotels, and highlights the celebrities and politicians who have graced its shores.

Rhinebeck’s Historic Architecture Nancy V. Kelly 978-1-59629-606-0 {192 pp., over 90 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Nestled on the banks of the Hudson, Rhinebeck is a shining example of American architectural achievement. Kelly scrutinizes the city’s eclectic structures, from modest cabins to Victorian estates, framed colonial homes to elaborate Beaux Arts mansions.

The Poesten Kill:

Waterfalls to Waterworks in the Capital District John Warren

978-1-59629-633-6 {128 pp., over 40 images, 5.5 x 8.5, $17.99}

The Poesten Kill has sustained Rensselaer County communities for generations and was paramount to the area’s industrialization. Warren paints a vivid picture of it, highlighting the force and wonder that have stirred naturalists and entrepreneurs for centuries.

Sullivan County:

A Bicentennial History in Images John Conway

978-1-59629-646-6 {128 pp., over 200 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

In honor of Sullivan County’s bicentennial, Conway—official historian and familiar household name—traces the past of the region’s fifteen towns and six villages with a collection of photographs both eye-catching and informative.

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Remembering Northeast Philadelphia Dr. Harry C. Silcox 978-1-59629-615-2 {128 pp., over 70 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

With an array of his Northeast Times columns that spans alligator wrestling, feats of aviation and everything in between, Silcox weaves a fascinating tapestry of life in the vibrant communities of Northeast Philadelphia.

The History of Penn Treaty Park Kenneth W. Milano 978-1-59629-488-2 {160 pp., over 70 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

This landmark, the location of Penn’s Treaty, attracts a frenzy of artistic and historical interest. Milano highlights the success of Kensington’s publicspirited citizens in memorializing the site.

Kill for Thrill:

The Crime Spree that Rocked Western Pennsylvania Michael W. Sheetz

978-1-59629-498-1 {128 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Criminologist Sheetz relays the awful story of the “kill for thrill” crime spree that shook western Pennsylvania thirty years ago, incorporating the drama of a novelist with the insight of a law officer.

The History of the Kensington Soup Society Kenneth W. Milano 978-1-59629-624-4 {160 pp., over 70 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

From humble beginnings in 1844 to the frigid winter of 1877, when more than twenty-seven thousand people called upon it for sustenance, Philadelphia’s Kensington Soup Society has led a meaningful and varied existence to become one of the last of its kind.

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Framingham Legends and Lore James L. Parr and Kevin A. Swope • 978-1-59629-565-0 {128 pp., over 30 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} Framingham pops up repeatedly as a backdrop to our nation’s great historic episodes, but these captivating tales of pirate gold, hypnotized evangelists and bravery in battle set the city squarely in the spotlight.

The North Shore Literary Trail: From Bradstreet’s Andover to Hawthorne’s Salem Kristin Bierfelt • 978-1-59629-520-9 {192 pp., over 70 images, 5.5 x 8.5, $18.99} Witness firsthand the inspiration for those perfectly penned lines of Longfellow, Frost and Stowe. From the gem-emblazoned shore of lovely Lynn to the gleaming gables in Hawthorne’s Salem, Bierfelt unearths the North Shore’s most precious literary treasures.

Forgotten Tales of Massachusetts Peter F. Stevens • 978-1-59629-621-3 {160 pp., 13 illustrations, 5 x 7, $14.99} What do witches, killer pilgrims, Christmas cards, chocolate factories and board games have in common? In these dramatic tales, Peter Stevens narrates Massachusetts’s most fascinating and overlooked episodes.

Chatham in the Jazz Age Debra A. Lawless • 978-1-59629-620-6 {128 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} Cape Cod Chronicle freelance writer and photographer Lawless creates a well-rounded portrait of this seaside town’s progression from quaint rural refuge to modern tourist destination.

Princeton: A History of Its Villages Joyce Bailey Anderson, Sheila Dubman and Alexandra Fiandaca • 978-1-59629-631-2 {128 pp., over 60 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

This accessible history presents the town’s past through its historic neighborhoods, from Governor John Winthrop’s initial sighting to today. Between natural wonders like Wachusett Mountain and historic architectural gems, Princeton offers something for everyone.

The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood Alex R. Goldfeld • 978-1-59629-518-6 {160 pp., over 90 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} Before evolving into a thriving “Little Italy,” the North End saw a tangled parade of military, religious and cultural change. Goldfeld combines narrative, striking images and a map of historic highlights to yield the area’s first comprehensive chronicle in over three decades.

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Wicked Waterbury: Madmen and Mayhem in the Brass City Edith Reynolds and John Murray 978-1-59629-629-9 {128 pp., over 30 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Although Waterbury’s settlers walked the path of Puritan righteousness, by the turn of the twentieth century, newspaper headlines boasted tales of corrupt politicians and love scandals, union strife and industrial sabotage. Enjoy the salacious stories that gave Waterbury the nickname “Sin City.”

Westville: Tales from a Connecticut Hamlet Colin M. Caplan 978-1-59629-538-4 {128 pp., over 30 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Well known for harboring the refugees who signed the death warrant of Charles I, Westville also boasts a varied history of Patriots, pirates, rascals and murderers in the three centuries since its settlement.

Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City Eric D. Lehman 978-1-59629-616-9 {128 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

From the brave women of the Black Rock Lighthouse to war heroes of “the nation’s arsenal,” from “the tiniest general,” Tom Thumb, to the tragic death of Jumbo the elephant, these are the best stories from Connecticut’s Park City.

A Brief History of Waterbury Edith Reynolds and John Murray 978-1-59629-660-2 {128 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Reynolds and Murray detail the ebb and flow of this Connecticut town—the climb to its zenith, the struggles through adversity and scandal and the glory of modern-day triumphs.

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Remembering Bangor: The Queen City Before the Great Fire Wayne E. Reilly 978-1-59629-590-2 {128 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Reilly’s retrospective articles chronicle Bangor’s transformation from quaint mill town to busy “little Broadway in the Great North Woods.” One look through this vibrant window into the past will leave your nose pressed to the glass, nostalgic for the olden days of Maine’s Queen City.

Remembering Franklin County:

Stories from the Sandy River Valley Luann Yetter

978-1-59629-610-7 {128 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Yetter, a former Lewiston Sun Journal columnist, recounts the rumored Indian attack that led to the discovery of Rangeley Lakes, the World War I sacrifices of Company K and the Weld baseball player who managed Babe Ruth’s Red Sox to two World Series championships, among other tales.

Lost York County Steven Burr 978-1-59629-551-3 {128 pp., over 150 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Fire, development, neglect and weather have claimed countless York County landmarks over the decades. Burr presents rare photos of many of these buildings, establishing a visual record of lost churches, schools, homes and hotels, from Kittery to Biddeford.

Penobscot Bay: People, Ports & Pastimes Harry Gratwick 978-1-59629-623-7 {128 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Penobscot Bay is the jewel of mid-coast Maine, a landscape of close-knit communities and picturesque ports whose scenery is equaled only by rich history. Gratwick explores notable episodes in Penobscot Bay’s past, from the first recorded solar eclipse in Islesboro in 1780 to a covert meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt in 1941.

Lake Bomoseen:

The Story of Vermont’s Largest Little-Known Lake Donald H. Thompson 978-1-59629-619-0 {160 pp., over 90 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

The largest lake entirely within Vermont’s borders, Lake Bomoseen once attracted thousands of visitors each year, from Walt Disney and Harpo Marx to humble families. Thompson explains how the area has evolved since the last hotels and dance halls closed their doors.

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Warwick’s Villages: Glimpses from the Past Donald A. D’Amato • 978-1-59629-599-5 {128 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $21.99} Tracing the history of five villages that are fiercely independent yet inextricably linked, Warwick’s beloved historian reveals how Rhode Island’s second-largest city has retained the feel of a small, closeknit community.

A Guide to Newport’s Cliff Walk: Tales of Seaside Mansions & the Gilded Age Elite Ed Morris • 978-1-59629-438-7 {160 pp., over 50 images, 5 x 7, $17.99, full color} From the grand majesty of the Breakers to the Versailles-inspired Marble House, Newport’s Cliff Walk showcases the architectural flowering of the Gilded Age. Morris leads a tour of twenty-four historic mansions and landmarks while entertaining with tales of splendor and style, social maneuvering and matchmaking.

101 Glimpses of the Old Man of the Mountain Bruce D. Heald with David C. Nielsen • 978-1-59629-630-5 {128 pp., over 100 images, 5 x 7, $14.99} Nielsen, last caretaker of the Old Man, presents his unique private photo collection, depicting four decades of preservation work, seismic testing, visits from dignitaries and rare memorabilia. His personal reflections, along with Heald’s historical notes, recapture the wonder of New Hampshire’s great stone face.

Cat in the Clouds Eric Pinder, illustrations by T.B.R. Walsh • 978-1-59629-680-0 {32 pp., 30 illustrations, 10 x 10, $16.99, full color, hardcover}

Follow stray cat Nin to a land where the wind howls, snow swirls and wild bears roam. At the Mount Washington Observatory, Nin learns that the best friends, and a wonderful home, can be found anywhere—even high above the clouds.

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Remembering Medina County: Tales from Ohio’s Western Reserve Judy A. Totts • 978-1-59629-617-6 {128 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} In this charming and witty collection of her “Time Frame” columns, Totts tells the stories of Civil War soldiers and runaway slaves, passionate inventors and poets.

Remembering Wadsworth: From Pioneers to Streetcars Caesar A. Carrino • 978-1-59629-632-9 {128 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} Employing wry but gentle humor, former mayor Carrino regales his readers with anecdotes about politically biased embalmers, a swindling tabloid entrepreneur whose ghost still haunts the city streets and the daring settlers of 1814 who first called Wadsworth home.

Remembering Youngstown: Tales from the Mahoning Valley Mark C. Peyko • 978-1-59629-708-1 {128 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99} With stories of inventors, movie moguls, local cuisine and sports heroes, Peyko and the writers of Metro Monthly capture not only the history of Youngstown but also the essence of their home.

Arlington Heights, Illinois Gerry and Janet Souter 978-1-59629-674-9 {128 pp., over 80 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

The village of Arlington Heights is replete with stories of bitter hardship and exalting triumph. Read the compelling history of a small agricultural village’s transformation into a thriving commercial district and the unique way in which its small-town charm and industrious spirit coexist.

Remembering Galesburg Tom Wilson 978-1-59629-673-2 {128 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Since it was settled in 1836, Galesburg has hosted fifteen presidents, listened to Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, seen the birth of an elephant and served as home to the man who brought the dandelion to America. Wilson captures the true spirit of the town through this charming collection of articles from his column “Tracking History.”

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A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Hidden History Jeanne Fogle, illustrations by Edward Fogle 978-1-59629-652-7 {160 pp., over 90 images, 5.5 x 8.5, $19.99}

Fogle leads readers through the hidden sites and history of the District’s neighborhoods with nine unique tours. Charming sketches by Edward Fogle and vintage photographs accompany each tour, casting new light on the city.

Remembering Ellicott City:

Stories from the Patapsco River Valley Janet Kusterer and Victoria Goeller

978-1-59629-571-1 {128 pp., over 40 images, 6 x 9, $21.99}

Abolitionists, Patriots and innovators alike have carved indelible marks on the granite crags of Ellicott City. With wit and determination they helped establish a community that has thrived upon the banks of the Patapsco River for more than two centuries.

A Brief History of Charles Village Gregory J. Alexander and Paul K. Williams 978-1-59629-618-3 {128 pp., over 70 images, 6 x 9, $21.99}

Alexander and Williams chart the evolution of this famous Baltimore community from country villa to vibrant city hub while offering fascinating tales of some of its most colorful residents.

Rehoboth Beach: A History of Surf & Sand Michael Morgan 978-1-59629-641-1 {128 pp., over 60 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

Lost pirate treasure, daring rescues off the coast and prowling German U-boats linger amidst the dunes and sea grass of Rehoboth. From modest beginnings as a religious retreat, the town has blossomed into the nation’s summer capital.

Remembering Sussex County:

From Zwaanendael to King Chicken James Diehl 978-1-59629-661-9 {128 pp., over 50 images, 6 x 9, $19.99}

From tales of the Black Camp Rebellion and the infamous Patty Cannon to practical jokesters bringing a swamp monster to life, Diehl offers a fascinating and whimsical collection of vignettes to paint a portrait of Delaware’s largest county.

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The History Press Spring 2009 Catalogue  

A visual and verbal description of our newest titles, organized by state.

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