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My Mississippi

By Willie Morris
Photographs by David Rae Morris
Categories: Mississippi

Few writers have ever approached their native terrains with such an inclusive and compassionate understanding as Willie Morris. This book, his last, circles back home where he started. To love it and ...

Charles M. Schulz

Through his comic strip Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) has left his signatures on American culture—Lucy's fake hold for the kickoff, Linus's security blanket, Charlie Brown's baseball team ...

German Boy

What was the experience of war for a child in bombed and ravaged Germany? In this memoir, the voice of innocence is heard.

“This is great stuff,” exclaims Stephen E. Ambrose. “I love this book. ...

Delta Land

Although many acclaimed photographers have focused their cameras on the Mississippi Delta, no photographer, until now, has attempted to produce a photographic interpretation of the land itself. The images ...

Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980

With this volume Patti Carr Black, former director of the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, has produced a much-needed work and brings together previous research with a vast amount of new information.

Copublished ...

Americans at War

By Stephen E. Ambrose
Categories: History

In the turbulent history of America each era has been delineated by a war. Although World War II has been the backdrop for most of his writing, perhaps no other historian has focused on modern America ...

The Light in the Piazza and Other Italian Tales

By Elizabeth Spencer
Introduction by Robert Phillips
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

Elizabeth Spencer is captivated by Italy. For her it has been a second home. A one-time resident who returns there, this native-born Mississippian has found Italy to be an enchanting land whose culture ...

We Saw Lincoln Shot

By Timothy S. Good
Categories: History

On the evening of April 14, 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, an entire audience was witness to the tragedy. From diaries, letters, depositions, affidavits, and ...

Dark Princess

By W. E. B. Du Bois
Introduction by Claudia Tate
Categories: African American Studies
Series: Banner Books

The problem of “the color line,” W. E. B. Du Bois’s ever-present polemical theme, is at the core of this novel of sensual love, radical politics, and the quest for racial justice. Originally published ...

Cajun and Creole Folktales

By Barry Jean Ancelet
Categories: Folklore

This teeming compendium of tales assembles and classifies the abundant lore and storytelling prevalent in the French culture of southern Louisiana. This is the largest, most diverse, and best annotated ...