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“The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff’s Journey Through the South on Screen”
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“The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff’s Journey Through the South on Screen” 

Author: Ben Beard 

Publisher: NewSouth Books 

Pages: 288 

Price: $28.95 (Cloth) 

A Comprehensive Look at Films Set in the South from “GWTW” to “Gump” 

“Saving America’s Amazon: The Threat to Our Nation’s Most Biodiverse River System”
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“Saving America’s Amazon: The Threat to Our Nation’s Most Biodiverse River System”

Author: Ben Raines 

Foreword by E. O. Wilson  

Publisher: NewSouth Books 

Pages: 127 

Price: $35.00 (Hardcover) 

“L’Chaim and Lamentations”

Author: Craig Darch

Publisher: NewSouth Books

Pages: 158

Price: $ 24.95 (Hardcover)

As readers surely know, my mandate here is to discuss Alabama-related books, and for the last many months, during this bicentennial year especially, I have read a string of histories of early Alabama and Selma and Birmingham and Mobile Bay.

However, my mandate also extends to books by Alabama authors, and Craig Darch, who has taught at Auburn for over thirty years, qualifies as such an Alabama author.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two new books have been published to coincide with Alabama's bicentennial celebration.

The Montgomery-based NewSouth Books has joined with Alabama Heritage magazine to produce "Alabama from Territory to Statehood." The book covers the state's early period, before its admission into the United States on Dec. 14, 1819.

Secretary of State John Merrill co-authored another book called "Alabama: The Bicentennial" that's being sold by the Alabama Department of Archives and History. That book recognizes the contributions of more than 400 notable Alabamians.

“A Hard Rain: America in the 1960’s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost”

Author: Frye Gaillard  

Publisher: NewSouth Books, 2018

Montgomery

Pages: 700

Price: $35.00 (Hardcover)

Frye Gaillard of Mobile is one of Alabama’s most important and prolific writers.

The author of a shelf of books, he has written about religion, politics, music and recently the civil rights movement in Alabama.

“A Hard Rain” is, without a doubt, his biggest, most ambitious and finest work to date.

“Here We May Rest: Alabama Immigrants in the Age of HB 56”

Author: Silvia Giagnoni   

Publisher: NewSouth Books

Pages: 276

Price: $29.95 (Trade paper)

Silvia Giagnoni is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre at AUM. She moved to the U.S. from Italy, at the age of 26, with a B.A. and an M.A. in hand, to attend graduate school in Florida. Her first book was “Fields of Resistance: The Struggle of Florida’s Farmworkers for Justice.”

“Greetings from Alabama: A Pictorial History in Vintage Postcards”

Author: Wade Hall with Nancy B. DuPree and Christopher Sawula

Publisher: NewSouth Books

Pages: 224

Price: $24.95 (Trade Paper)

“Go South to Freedom: Based on a True Story”

Author: Frye Gaillard

Publisher: NewSouth Books          

Pages: 80

Price: $17.95 (Hardcover)

“Of Goats and Governors: Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories”

Author: Steve Flowers

Publisher: NewSouth Books             

Pages: 288

Price: $29.95 (Hardback)

There can be few Alabamians better situated to write this book than Steve Flowers. In this political memoir Flowers devotes chapters to the major figures of Alabama politics—elected officials such as Wallace, Folsom, Richard Shelby, and powerful forces such as Paul Hubbard and Judge Frank Johnson Jr., —and sketches the story of his own life in politics.

“The Forest and the Trees”

Author: Floyd McGowin

Publisher: NewSouth Books

Pages: 334

Price: $27.95 (Trade paper)

Floyd McGowin, of the Chapman, Alabama, McGowins, the owners of the W.T. Smith Lumber Company, was born in 1931 and died in 2010, but this memoir takes his story basically up to 1966.

At that time, the W.T. Smith Company was sold and McGowin started the Rocky Creek Logging Company and ran it for 42 years, covered here in an epilogue of only six pages.