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CURRENT BOOKS

available at local book stores and internet sources

 

Huntsville-Kvach,Ethridge,Hopkins,Leberman

new-2013 (Arcadia series)

 

See Alabama First-Tim Hollis 

The Story of Alabama Tourism-new 2013

 

 

Madison-John Miller

  Part of the Images of America series-new 2013

 

 

Tornado Valley:Huntsville Havoc-Shelly Van Meter Miller

 by local author Shelly Miller.  This book was written to honor those courageous people in the State of Alabama and all over the country who have suffered immeasurable loss due to violent tornadoes and continue to live their lives serving others who have experienced the same. Alabamians’ response during the aftermath of April 27th portrays the heartwarming character of the South and how a community reaffirmed its faith in one another. Tornado Valley: Huntsville’s Havoc is available at Amazon.com, Paperback 14.99 (also available as an eBook).  For more information visit www.tornadovalley.net or contact the author at shelly@tornadovalley.net

 

 

Pizitz(2011) and Loveman's(2012)-Tim Hollis

2 department stores with a presence across Alabama

 

 

 

ROCKET CITY ROCK & SOUL-Jane DeNeffe-November 2011

 

 

BESIDE THE TROUBLED WATERS: A Black Doctor Remembers Life, Medicine, and Civil Rights in an Alabama Town-Sonnie Wellington Hereford III and Jack Ellis

Beside the Troubled Waters is a memoir by an African American physician in Alabama whose story in many ways typifies the lives and careers of black doctors in the south during the segregationist era while also illustrating the diversity of the black experience in the medical profession.  (His son was the first black Alabama child to attend traditionally "white" schools on September 9, 1963 in Huntsville-in picture)   currently on Amazon.com    coming to a bookstore near you!    (hardback)

 

 

 

SHOCKLEY'S PANCAKE HOUSE COOKBOOK -The Shockleys

Underage WWII and Korean War Veteran, Founder and CEO of Shockley’s Pancake House, Paul W. Shockley and his daughter, Karen Shockley Cooper write cookbook of family business, “Shockley’s Pancake House Cookbook”.  This is a beautiful 273 page cookbook of finest restaurant recipes and story of how Paul W. Shockley entered into the restaurant business after getting out of the service and then opening his own restaurants.  Lots of original pictures and history!  If you would like a copy of “Shockley’s Pancake House Cookbook”, please send $24.95 (includes shipping/handling/taxes) to:

Karen Shockley Cooper 2701 Mall Drive, PMB 256 Florence, AL 35630    "SHOCKLEY'S PANCAKE HOUSE" FRANCHISES ARE AVAILABLE.

 

 

 

click for order informationGROWING UP IN THE "ROCKET CITY" -Tommy Towery

Growing up in Huntsville in the 1950's/1960's as Huntsville saw tremendous change during the cold war. Tommy was editor of Lee High School's newspaper as has an unique perspective of the city from this generation of kids who moved on all over the world. Many excellent pictures and recollections from the era!

Rocket City: click on book for order info.  Also at Shaver’s at the Railroad Antique Mall

 

 

      Books A Million, Amazon ATHENS AND LIMESTONE COUNTY -Kelly Kazek

“Images of America: Athens and Limestone County” is a pictorial history of this bedroom community to Huntsville. It contains 180 photos that capture its important people, significant places, pivotal events and everyday life.
The books are available at Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble, local booksellers and area museums.
Athens and Limestone County were founded in 1818, the year before Alabama became a state, making Athens one of its oldest cities. The quaint, picturesque downtown square in Athens, the county seat, is the heart of the community. Athens and Limestone County are studies in the ongoing tug-of-war between tradition and progress. Athens is traditionally a railroad and cotton town — once ranking among the state's largest cotton producers — but since the aerospace boom of the 1960s, it has increasingly entered the orbit of the technology center of nearby Huntsville, home of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Redstone Arsenal. These days, Athens is home to many manufacturing firms, and local civic groups are focused on revitalizing downtown and bringing tourists to Limestone County.

Author Bio: Kelly Kazek is editor of the News Courier, the only daily newspaper in Athens and Limestone County. She has researched and written about the history of these communities for most of her 24-year career in journalism. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Auburn University. She has received more than 120 national and state press awards, including many for her weekly humor columns, which were collected in the 2009 book “Fairly Odd Mother: Musings of a Slightly Off Southern Mom.” She also wrote “A History of Alabama’s Deadliest Tornadoes: Disaster in Dixie” and “Forgotten Tales of Alabama,” 

 

                     ALABAMA'S DEADLIEST TORNADOES -Kelly Kazek

  “A History of Alabama‘s Deadliest Tornadoes: Disaster in Dixie,” The History Press, $12.99, available at most booksellers

Journey just west of America's infamous Tornado Alley to Alabama, home to some of the deadliest tornadoes of the past century. These twisters remain etched in the collective memory of the people, from the 1908 Dixie tornado, regarded as one of the most brutal tornadoes in U.S. history, to the 1998 Birmingham tornado, the most expensive twister in Alabama's history. Discover how the 1932 Deep South Tornadoes resulted in 268 fatalities and millions of dollars in damage, and read the terrifying account of the 1977 Smithfield Tornadoes, which rocked this Birmingham suburb with as many as six twisters in a one-hour span. Join local journalist Kelly Kazek as she shares the tales of these natural disasters and the hardy Alabamians who endured them.

 

 

                               FORGOTTEN TALES OF ALABAMA -Kelly Kazek

“Forgotten Tales of Alabama,” The History Press, $12.99, available at most booksellers

From Muscle Shoals to Montgomery to Mobile, there's just no place quite like Alabama. Take a journey off the beaten path through the Cotton State with author Kelly Kazek as she uncovers the stories that make Alabama one of a kind. Kazek, a longtime Alabama resident, unearths tales that have existed only in rumor, anecdote, legend and lore. This collection is packed with little-known stories of strange sites, like the world's largest Nehi bottle; curious critters, like the first monkey in space; and colorful characters, such as the outlaw Tom Clark. Whether funny, far-fetched, gripping or grisly, Forgotten Tales of Alabama is filled with stories you won't soon forget.

 

                                                                                       

 

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