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Item EXUSS28. Buy these 4 items as a set for $66 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Confederates in the Attic

USS35
Tony Horwitz
Random House
1999
406
067975833x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Dispatched from the Unfinished Civil War," this book reveals the strange world of the re-enactors, unreconstructed confederates and others whose ongoing interest and involvement in the War Between the States provide an intriguing cultural portrait of the southern and mid-Atlantic states.
$17.00

A Turn in the South

USS65
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
1990
307
0679724885
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Naipaul's wandering travel narrative is a poetic but profoundly disturbing portrait of the American South.
$14.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States

USS31
Peter Alden (Editor)
Alfred Knopf
1999
446
0679446834
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the nature of the Southeast states from Mississippi and Georgia to North Carolina, featuring 1,500 photographs, concise descriptions and an overview of the natural history of the area.
$22.95

United States Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Map

USS57
Hallwag
Hallwag
2012
1
382830284X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the eastern United States from the northern half of Georgia to the southern part of New York, at a scale of 1,200,000.
$14.95

Florida Map

USS218
Hallwag
Hallwag
2012
1
3828302505
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map covers not just Florida but also the coast south from South Carolina.
$11.95

The Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands Book, A Complete Guide

USS13
Cecily McMillan, Wade Spees (Photographer)
Countryman Press
2014
240
1581572336
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent, locally produced travel guide mixing history, culture and anecdote with a shipload of up-to-date practical information. It does justice to this area's rich traditions and food.
$19.95

Battle Cry of Freedom, The Civil War Era

USS37
James McPherson
Oxford University Press
2003
904
019516895x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, vivid history of the Civil War, its genesis, battles, politics and personalities from the war with Mexico to Appomattox. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book may be 900 pages long but it reads like a good novel.
$19.95

Journeys Through Paradise, Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeast

STH77
Gail Fishman
University Press of Florida
2017
328
0813054869
PAPER
History
5/2/2017
0
0
0
0
Mixing her own contemporary travels with the journeys of 13 pioneering naturalists, Gail Fishman describes the wild history of Florida, past and present. Her journey through Florida's natural history reveals as much about where Florida has come from as the state of its land and wildlife today.
$24.95

Our Southern Highlanders

USE22
Horace Kephart
University of Tennessee Press
1977
530
0870492039
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic book of history and folklore of the mountaineers of the southern Appalachians. Kephart is considered the premier folklorist and historian of the area. First published in the 1910s.
$24.95

Sunshine State, Essays

FLA149
Sarah Gerard
HarperCollins
2017
384
006243487X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this highly praised collection of essays, Sarah Gerard uses intimate, personal experiences in Florida for a prescient report on contemporary America. She ponders everything from Joan Didion and the limits of empathy to the dark effects of the American Dream.
$15.99

The South and America Since World War II

USS503
James C. Cobb
Oxford University Press
2011
374
0195166515
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written by a Distinguished Research Professor of History at the University of Georgia, this book offers a comprehensive history of the postwar South.
$25.95

Trail of Tears, The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

USE21
John Ehle
Doubleday
1989
424
0385239548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history of the Cherokee, from their first settlement in the Southeast to their forced exile from Georgia to the West; it makes for a heartbreaking story of history, politics and power.
$17.95

A Walk in the Woods

USE01
Bill Bryson
Broadway Books
1999
276
0767902521
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The entertaining account of Bryson's hike up the Appalachian trail, combining biting satire with a certain warmth. A fond memoir and a very entertaining read.
$15.99

Backroads of Paradise, A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida

FLA148
Cathy Salustri
University Press of Florida
2016
240
0813062969
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
On a 5,000-mile road trip through the picturesque backroads of Florida, Cathy Salustri uses a tattered Depression-era guide as inspiration. Her journey reveals startling histories, nude beach bliss, mouthwatering seafood, natural wonders and remote small towns where they sell something called "rattlesnake in a can."
$24.95

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

USS09
John Berendt
Vintage Books
1999
386
0679751521
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Part affectionate portrait of Savannah society, part murder mystery, Berendt’s classic account of his stay in the decayed splendor of the Southern coastal city is one of those rare instances when a great writer finds himself caught at the center of a real-life crime story.
$16.95

South Toward Home, Travels in Southern Literature

STH30
Margaret Eby
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
240
039335329X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this inspired travel narrative, Eby explores Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, finding the haunts of Deep South literary giants like William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor.
$15.95

Cold Mountain

USS74
Charles Frazier
Grove Press
2006
449
0802142842
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in North Carolina, this is the best-selling novel of a wounded Confederate soldier who abandons the front line and journeys home to his prewar sweetheart. In spare, eloquent prose, Frazier describes the strong bond between a man and the land.
$16.00

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

USS371
George MacDonald Fraser
Plume
1996
394
0452274400
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman finds himself at the center of extraordinary events in this 10th installment in the entertaining, meticulously researched series. Flashy is kidnapped in Cape Town (talk about reluctant) and soon with John Brown on his fateful 1859 raid at Harper's Ferry.
$16.00

Mama Day

USS23
Gloria Naylor
Vintage Books
1989
312
0679721819
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A glorious novel populated by the vibrant inhabitants, especially the women, of Willow Springs -- a fictional barrier island off the Atlantic coast between Georgia and South Carolina.
$15.95

The March

USS373
E. L. Doctorow
Random House
2006
363
0812976150
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this powerful historical novel, Doctorow captures the drama and import of General William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating march through Georgia and the Carolinas during the final years of the Civil War.
$16.00

The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal, The Secret Lives of Birds of the Southeastern Shore

BRD107
John Yow
University of North Carolina Press
2012
256
0807835617
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Journeying from North Carolina's Outer Banks, down the Atlantic coast, and westward along the Gulf of Mexico, the "gentleman birder" is back in this anecdotal exploration of twenty-eight species, from ubiquitous beach birds like sanderlings and laughing gulls to wonders like roseate spoonbills and the American avocets.
$26.00

The Everglades, River of Grass

FLA132
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Pineapple
2016
448
1561649902
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The 70th anniversary edition of Douglas' wonderful, prophetic book, instrumental in establishing Everglades National Park.
$24.95

Birds of the Southeast Atlantic Coast, Folding Guide

STH16
Ernest Simmons
Earth Sky & Water
2003
1893770370
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A heavy duty, laminated guide to 64 bird species commonly seen on or near the Southeast Atlantic coastline from Merritt Island in north central Florida up to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
$8.95

Scats and Tracks of the Southeast

STH23
James Halfpenny
Falcon Press
2015
192
1493009974
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A helpful trail companion, designed to help readers determine which Southeastern mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians have crossed their path (and could still be around). Includes an identification key, glossary, line drawings and tracking advice. Subtitled "A Field Guide to the Signs of 70 Wildlife Species."
$12.95

For Kids

Legends of the Seminoles

FLA12
Betty Mae Jumper
Pineapple
1994
96
1561640409
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An enjoyable illustrated retelling of Seminole folk tales, intended for both children and adults.
$19.95

To Kill a Mockingbird

USS254
Harper Lee
Warner Books
1960
288
0446310786
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The classic southern novel, mandatory reading in most American classrooms.
$8.99

Eyewitness American Revolution

USA40
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
72
1465438599
HARD COVER
History
9/1/2015
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The colonial era and American Revolution get the (highly visual) Eyewitness treatment in this book, which reveals not only the political climate of the times but also the prevailing fashions, weaponry, dwellings and much more. Recommended for kids ages 8-12.
$19.99

Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

USA43
Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1997
48
0698114396
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A witty illustrated biography of the famous orator.
$6.99

Across Five Aprils

USA44
Irene Hunt
Berkley Books
1987
190
0425102416
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Irene Hunt's enduring classic of the Civil War recounts the story of Jethro and his older brothers, who choose to fight on opposite sides during the Civil War. While Jethro grows to adulthood in Illinois (a state neither strictly Yankee nor strictly Reb), his brothers fight and send letters home. Gripping stuff for ages 9-12.
$6.99

If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days

USA47
Barbara Brenner, Jenny Williams (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
2000
80
0590929224
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This lively, imaginative introduction shows the daily life and customs of the community of Williamsburg, Virginia prior to the American Revolution. With colorful illustrations and interesting facts geared for readers ages 9-12.
$6.99

Turn Homeward, Hannalee

USS261
Patricia Beatty
William Morrow & Company
1999
193
0688166768
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Civil War fiction in which a 12-year-old girl and her little brother walk from north of the Mason-Dixon line to their family home in Georgia. Lots of period detail.
$6.99

Stories from Where We Live, The South Atlantic Coast

USS378
Sara St. Antoine (Editor), Trudy Nicholson (Illustrator), Paul Mirocha (Illustrator)
Milkweed Editions
2006
231
1571316647
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An anthology of short stories, poems, essays, and historical accounts about the ecoregion spanning the thousand miles from Baltimore to Miami.
$10.95

The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

USS504
Joel Chandler Harris
Houghton Mifflin Company
2002
815
0618154299
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The complete collection of the stories starring B'rer Fox, B'rer Rabbit, and their animal friends, along with the original illustrations are gathered here into one volume.
$35.00

More Books

The Sound and the Fury

USS70
William Faulkner
Random House
1990
448
0679732241
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Faulkner's classic novel is a psychological study of the Compson family.
$15.00

Moon Carolinas & Georgia

USE617
Jim Morekis
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
750
1612387799
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout North and South Carolinas and Georgia.
$21.99

Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia

USE651
Christine Anderson
Fodor's
2013
720
0891419497
PAPER
Guidebook
4/14/2015
0
0
0
0
With essentials for travelers, from maps and recommendations on accommodations and dining to an overview of attractions.
$19.99

Dispatches from Pluto, Learning the Mississippi Delta

STH31
Richard Grant
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
304
1476709645
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this fun and energetic travelogue, adventure writer Richard Grant and his girlfriend move into an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta, "the most American place on Earth." Besides describing the colorful cast of people he meets, Grant reflects on issues like race, infrastructure and poverty.
$16.00

Deep South

STH32
Paul Theroux
Houghton Mifflin Company
2016
480
0544705173
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In his tenth book, one of literature’s most acclaimed travel writers immerses himself in the incomparable world of the Deep South, writing with merciless candor about its music, history, poverty, conservative stances and much more.
$15.95

Moon Atlanta

STH34
Tray Butler
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
200
1631211498
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Full of practical tips for destinations all over Italy, this guidebook in the reliable Moon Handbook series focuses not on photography but on culture, history and information on where to go and what to do.
$17.99

Moon Coastal Carolinas, Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, Charleston & Hilton Head

STH33
Jim Morekis
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
450
1612383432
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Full of practical tips for destinations all over the Carolina coast, this guidebook in the reliable Moon Handbook series focuses not on photography but on culture, history and information on where to go and what to do.
$17.99

My Southern Journey

STH36
Rick Bragg
Hachette
2015
256
0848746392
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of true stories by Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg explores the geography, traditions and culture of his native Alabama, Cajun country and the Gulf Coast.
$27.95

Go Set a Watchman

STH44
Harper Lee
HarperCollins
2015
288
0062409859
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fifty-five years after the publication of her beloved novel To Kill a Mockingbird (USS254), Lee's precursor to the classic follows Jean Louise Finch into adulthood, wrestling with the nuances and complexities of her southern rural Alabama community.
$27.99

Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South

WAR239
Christopher Dickey
Crown
2015
400
0307887278
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Dickey sheds light on a previously hidden corner of history in this retelling of the British diplomat who posed as a friend to rich slave owners while secretly telling his government not to support the Confederacy.
$27.00

Monticello, The Official Guide to Thomas Jefferson's World

USE687
Leslie Greene Bowman
National Geographic
2016
144
1426215061
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This colorful guidebook to Monticello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features photographs, art, cutaways, maps and stories in five helpful chapters. A great way to prepare for a visit to Jefferson's place.
$16.99

36 Hours Guide, USA & Canada, East

NAM79
Barbara Ireland
Taschen
2016
288
383653939X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Filled with recommendations from The New York Times' travel column, this well-curated guide to the East coast of Canada and the USA is organized in a day-by-day, hour-by-hour format. A great way to inject cool, quirky and inspired experiences into every moment.
$24.99

36 Hours Guide, USA & Canada Southeast

NAM80
Barbara Ireland
Taschen
2013
168
3836542021
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Filled with recommendations from The New York Times' travel column, this well-curated guide to the Southeast is organized in a day-by-day, hour-by-hour format. A great way to inject cool, quirky and inspired experiences into every moment.
$14.99