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Daniel Boone is a familiar name to most Americans, but few know the myriad trails he blazed that led to his fame. Beginning with his birth in the Pennsylvania backwoods and culminating in his final days in Missouri, Daniel Boone: Trailblazer demonstrates the American legend’s pioneer spirit and his constant need for more “elbow room.”
The Derby itself has been dreamlike in its history. After nearly fading into oblivion at the turn of the century, the Kentucky Derby has grown into a national cultural institution and the premier annual horse race in America, if not the world. The stories about this great race and its participants have grown through the years. They have evolved into both heroic epics and much-maligned tragedies. Hardcover.
Each spring as the Kentucky Derby grows near, a kind of frenzy hits a wide section of the population. People suddenly turn their attention to Churchill Downs, and the anticipation of the Run for the Roses sends everyone into “Derby fever.” Here in his third book on the Kentucky Derby, Jim Bolus brings together a collection of his favorite Derby stories that are sure to make an avid race fan out of anyone.
There is no one more knowledgeable about the Kentucky Derby than Jim Bolus. He is Kentucky Derby Curator of the Kentucky Derby Museum, which is located on the grounds of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
Gaston® Goes to the Kentucky Derby teaches children about the grand festival of the Derby in Louisville and the challenges all the riders face to make it to the most esteemed horse race in the country. Peppered with humor and seasoned with Rice’s colorful artwork, this is a delightful volume for young and old and a must-have addition for anyone collecting Rice’s books. Hardcover.
Christmas has come to the mountain country of Appalachia in a delightful new version of the classic holiday verse by Clement Moore. James Rice, illustrator of the bestselling Cajun Night Before Christmas, has teamed up with Thomas Noel Turner, a long-time resident of the Appalachian region and professor of education at the University of Tennessee, to add winsome dimension to the enchanting tale.
Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. A prosperous and influential plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Yet by 1865, Hinson had likely killed more than one hundred men and had single-handedly taken down an armed Union transport in his one-man war against Grant’s army and navy. By the end of the Civil War, the Union had committed infantry and cavalry from nine regiments and a specially equipped amphibious task force of marines to capture Hinson, who was by that time nearly sixty years old. They never caught him. Since then, the story of Jack Hinson has evaded astute historians, and until now, he has remained invisible in the history of sniper warfare.
When a blanket of vines takes over the peaceful town of Red Mud Flats, the citizens find themselves in kudzu chaos. It takes the courage of Bobby Lee, the creativity of Kudzu Katie, and the cooperation of the townspeople to transform the smothering green monster of kudzu into a small-town miracle. Hardcover.
“Little Freddie is a story about having the courage to make your dreams come true,” says author Kathryn Cocquyt. “With enough desire, hard work, and care for those around you, even the loftiest of dreams can be achieved.” The story of Little Freddie, a Kentucky Derby racehorse, teaches children the valuable lesson of believing in one’s self and discovering one’s inner strength.
Kathryn Cocquyt’s character, the racehorse Little Freddie, certainly became a legend in her first children’s book. The anticipated success of Cocquyt’s second title about his successor and daughter is closing in on his popularity. In the new book, Little Freddie’s Legacy, Freddie has just returned to the pastures of his parents a proud Kentucky Derby victor. He soon realizes that there is more to life than races as he falls in love with the beautiful blind mare Rosie and sires his first foal, a filly named Baroness.
Direct from the kitchen of this acclaimed radio personality, columnist, food consultant, and cooking teacher, Live! From Marilyn’s Kitchen is a sparkling collection of diverse and exciting recipes served up in a conversational style rich in culinary insight and stovetop wisdom. Hardcover.
Romero began his career as a nine year old in backwoods Louisiana. Determined to branch out to bigger venues, he soon won races at Evangeline Downs, Delta Downs, Churchill Downs, and even Keeneland in Kentucky. He eventually went on to win twenty-five riding titles at ten different racetracks with such notable horses as Wavering Monarch, Rocket’s Magic, Personal Ensign, and Go for Wand.
Released in 1993, Jim Bolus’s Kentucky Derby Stories was called “a Derby delight,” “entertaining,” and “a winner” by publications like Daily Racing Form, Lexington Herald-Leader, and The Detriot News. Now for the 1994 racing season, Bolus, sportswriter and Derby historian, is back with another field of stories from the most-esteemed horse race in North America, Remembering the Derby.
“Pull up a chair and sit a spell!” (For you Yankees, this means “hello!”) Ninety-five helpful, humorous lists are included in this book to remind Southerners and inform Yankees of what it means to be Southern. The lists cover topics near and dear to every true Southerner’s heart, like food and pickup trucks. Paperback.
Arm yourself with the best defense to avoid being called a Yankee—The Southerner’s Instruction Book. It’s a simple approach to living life the way it’s meant to be below the Mason-Dixon line. Inside are more than 300 quips, aphorisms, and pieces of advice that will help anyone fine tune his Southernness. Some are peppered with a little tongue-in-cheek spice, while others are as genuine as a hound dog’s love for its master. Paperback.
“Lee Surrenders!” “President Murdered!” “Booth Killed!” screamed the headlines of American newspapers in April 1865, leaving little room for mention of a maritime disaster that to this day is America’s worst. On April 27, 1865, the Sultana, a 260-foot, wooden-hulled steamboat, smaller than the Titanic but carrying more passengers, exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee.
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