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Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock

The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd helped usher in a new kind of southern music from Jacksonville, Florida. Together, they and fellow bands like Blackfoot, 38 Special, and Molly Hatchett would reset the course of seventies rock. Michael FitzGerald tells the story of how the River City bred this generation of legendary musicians.

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Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak

This book is a behind-the-scenes look at the bizarre crime of astronaut Lisa Nowak, who drove 900 miles to intercept and confront her romantic rival in an airport parking lot—allegedly using diapers on the trip so she wouldn’t have to stop. This is a riveting journey inside the high-pressure world of one of America’s most elite agencies and the life of one beleaguered astronaut.

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My Scrapbook of My Illness with Polio, 1946–1951

A unique scrapbook diary of one child's experience with Polio in the 1940s. This daily journal, written by a mother on the frontlines on the fight against the Polio epidemic, describes her daughter’s journey in her daughter’s voice, through the pain and loneliness of her life-changing illness.

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Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1783–1820

Smith treats the Passamaquoddy Bay smuggling as more than a local episode of antiquarian interest. Indeed, he crafts a local case study to illuminate a widespread phenomenon in early modern Europe and the Americas. 

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Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South

When her family moved from Puerto Rico to Atlanta, Von Diaz traded plantains, roast pork, and Malta for grits, fried chicken, and sweet tea. Brimming with humor and nostalgia, Coconuts and Collards is a recipe-packed memoir of growing up Latina in the Deep South. The stories center on the women in Diaz’s family who have used food to nourish and care for one another.

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Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida

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The History of Human Space Flight

Beginning with the invention of balloons that lifted early explorers into the stratosphere, Ted Spitzmiller describes how humans first came to employ lifting gasses such as hydrogen and helium. He traces the influence of science fiction writers on the development of rocket science, looks at the role of rocket societies in the early twentieth century, and discusses the use of rockets in World War II warfare.

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Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada

By including local, national, and transnational perspectives, the editors emphasize the value of tracking connections over large spaces and political boundaries and, in so doing, present rich new scholarship to the field.

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Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock

The musically formative years of an American genius.