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America's First Western Frontier : East Tennessee
by Brenda C. Calloway, Brenda Callaway

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Hardcover - 183 pages (December 1989)
The Overmountain Press; ISBN: 0932807348 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.84 x 9.36 x 6.32

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Bristol Tennessee/Virginia : A History 1852-1900
by V. N. Bud Phillips

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Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover - 479 pages (March 1992)
The Overmountain Press; ISBN: 0932807631 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 1.42 x 9.36 x 6.46

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Dropped Stitches in Tennessee History : Little Known Facts in the Earliest History of Tennessee
John Allison

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Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover Reprint edition (July 1991)
The Overmountain Press; ISBN: 0932807526 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.70 x 9.39 x 6.27

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War at Every Door War at Every Door : Partisan Politics and Guerrilla Violence in East Tennessee, 1860-1869 (Civil War America)
by Noel C. Fisher

 

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Hardcover - 288 pages (December 1997)
Univ of North Carolina Pr; ISBN: 0807823678 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.92 x 9.62 x 6.35

In this study Noel Fisher examines the military and political struggle for control of East Tennessee from the secession crisis through the early years of Reconstruction, focusing particularly on the military and political significance of the region's irregular activity. Drawing on extensive research in government documents, military records, and personal accounts of soldiers and residents of the region, Fisher portrays in grim detail the brutality and ruthlessness employed not only by partisan bands but also by Confederate and Union troops under constant threat of guerrilla attack and by government officials frustrated by unstinting dissent. He demonstrates that, generally, guerrillas were neither the romantic, daring figures of Civil War legend nor mere thieves and murderers, but rather were ordinary men and women who fought to live under a government of their choice and to drive out those who did not share their views. By placing the conflict between Unionists and secessionists in East Tennessee within the context of the whole war, Fisher explores the significance of the struggle for both sides.

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Hardcover - 558 pages
(December 1971)
Louisiana State Univ Pr; ISBN: 0807104450 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 1.72 x 9.59 x 6.49

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Band of Brothers : Company C, 9th Tennessee Infantry
by James R. Fleming

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Hardcover - 155 pages (July 1996)
White Mane Pub; ISBN: 1572490039 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 9.25 x 6.21

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The Fight for Chattanooga : Chickamauga to Missionary Ridge (The Civil War)
by Jerry Korn

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Hardcover - 176 pages (December 1985)
Time Life; ISBN: 0809448165 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 11.02 x 9.20

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Every Day in Tennessee History
James B., Jr Jones

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Paperback - 276 pages (March 1996)
John F Blair Pub; ISBN: 0895871440 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 8.52 x 7.52

Midwest Book Review
James Jones is a public historian for the Tennessee Historical Commission and State Historic Preservation Office. He began collecting little known and unknown historic narratives "one entry at a time" at the library during his lunch hours. As his database grew, so did his appetite for the curious and colorful events that comprise Tennessee's past. Before he knew it, a full-length book emerged and the rest of us can benefit from over four years of his "lunch time" research. Maintaining the calendar form, Every Day In Tennessee History features multiple entries on each day in the calendar year, generously illustrated with archival photographs. While many of the entries deal with famous personalities and events, the majority found their way into the collection because they were not famous or well-known, including Ida B. Wells' account of her first baseball game, the nuptials of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, the completion of a hydroelectric dam, the closing of a red-light district, and hundreds more diverse and fascinating historical "tidbits".

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Mira Ryczke Kimmelman

Echoes from the Holocaust
by Mira Ryczke Kimmelman

 

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Paperback (January 1997)
Univ of Tennessee Pr; ISBN: 0870499564

East Tennessee's Mira Ryczke Kimmelman  tells her story of the Holocaust  and her survival.

This book has the now-familiar timbre of horror common to the growing number of memoirs of the Holocaust. Kimmelman, a Polish Jew, grew up in Danzig and fled to Warsaw in October 1939 at the start of World War II. From then until her liberation in April 1945, she spent time in three concentration camps and a ghetto. Twenty members of her family were killed by the Nazis; only her father survived. She writes of the terror and anguish, which included rats gorging themselves on the bodies of prisoners and dogs tearing live inmates to pieces. Yet a part of Kimmelman's memoir deals with a new life--a new love, a new family, and a new country. She was married in 1946 to a man who lost his first wife and daughter in the Holocaust, and they came to the U.S. in 1948. Not able to write while in the camps, Kimmelman trained herself to remember most of the events she experienced. The result is this compelling memoir, illustrated with 68 black-and-white photographs. George Cohen

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Flags of Tennessee
by Debra L. Tullier (Illustrator), Devereaux D. Cannon

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Hardcover - 96 pages (November 1990)
Pelican Pub Co; ISBN: 0882897942 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.52 x 8.77 x 5.77

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Looking Back at Tennessee Looking Back at Tennessee; A Photographic Retrospective
by Wayne C. Moore, Mark Herbison (Editor)

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Hardcover (December 1996)
Providence House Publishers; ISBN: 1577360141 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 7.98 x 10.82

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