This Sunday: J. Mills Thornton and Randall Williams
I got this message in my email and thought more folks would be interested:
Please join us at the NewSouth Bookstore on Sunday, November 20 at 2pm for a special event. Historian J. Mills Thornton III will speak about and sign copies of his newest book, Archipelagoes of My South: Episodes in the Shaping of a Region, 1830-1965. Author Jane Dailey calls this new work “a marvelous collection of essays on the South. Based on exhaustive research and ranging across two centuries,” Dailey adds, “Thornton’s prose is always lively, his analysis razor-sharp.”
Author and NewSouth Books Co-founder and Editor Horace Randall Williams will also present and sign copies of his recently released 100 Things You Need to Know About Alabama, a work sponsored by the Bicentennial Commission in anticipation of the 200th anniversary of statehood Alabama will celebrate in 2019. In short vignettes, 100 Things looks back at the events, places, and peoples that have shaped the Heart of Dixie from the time of the earliest Native American settlement. The book offers a concise but authoritative portrait of our state.
Hope you can be with us at 2pm this coming Sunday at the NewSouth Bookstore, located at 105 S. Court Street in downtown Montgomery, at the corner of S. Court and Washington. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information or to reserve a signed copy of these books, call 334-834-3556.
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