Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Waylon

Waylon

Waylon

Terry Jennings
Hachette Books
272 pages
$27

“This book is a terrific tribute, from a son to his father.”

—Willie Nelson

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter

Shelly Peiken
Backbeat Books
288 pages
$19.99

”I’m eternally grateful to professional songwriters, the unsung heroes of many giant careers. Shelly Peiken provides fascinating insight into this least understood profession to the thorough delight of the reader.”

— Clive Davis

Anatomy of a Schism

Anatomy of a Schism

Anatomy of a Schism

Eileen Campbell-Reed
Univ Tennessee Press
212 pages
$34.95

“Eileen Campbell-Reed has taken a fascinating denominational schism and rendered it in a new and plausible way…”

—Barry Hankins, author of Baptists in America: A History

Feeding Wild Birds in America

Feeding Wild Birds in America

Feeding Wild Birds in America

Margaret Barker
Texas A&M University Press
320 pages
$27.95

“Feeding Wild Birds in America is a fine cross cultural narrative, an intersection of natural history, conservation, curiosity, and even entrepreneurship; A noble work.”

–Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University

Praise Song

On the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Roots, poet Nikki Giovanni remembers the hope Alex Haley offered at a perilous time

May 20, 2016 In the second of a nine-essay series commemorating the centennial year of the Pulitzer Prizes, poet Nikki Giovanni reflects on the enduring legacy of Alex Haley’s Roots, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1977.

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Streetcar Advertising in America

Streetcar Advertising in America

Streetcar Advertising in America

Woodson J. Savage III
Fonthill Media
160 pages
$53.95

“A fascinating book which provided and insight into the emergence of modern America in the early part of the 20th century, as much as anything else… Color reproduction in the book is to an excellent standard and quite rightly so because its the adverts themselves that tell their own story.”

–Coach and Bus Week