Author Signings

H.C. Porter with BLUES @ HOME

For almost 30 years, visual artist H.C. Porter’s environmental portraits have captured the human spirit of her neighbors and everyday Mississippians. In December 2010, Porter set out to document Mississippi’s living blues legends through Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends, a collection of 31 paintings and coinciding oral histories collected by collaborator Lauchlin Fields. For more than two years, Porter and Fields traveled the entire state documenting the current landscape of blues in Mississippi, the birthplace of America’s most authentic music form.

Holly Tucker with CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON

Holly Tucker

Appointed to conquer the “crime capital of the world,” the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393239782
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 21st, 2017

Otis Sanford with FROM BOSS CRUMP TO KING WILLIE

Otis Sanford

From Boss Crump to King Willie offers an in-depth look at the vital role that race played in the political evolution of Memphis, from the rise of longtime political boss Edward Hull Crump to the election of Dr. Willie Herenton as the city’s first black mayor. Filled with vivid details on the workings of municipal politics, this accessible account by veteran journalist Otis Sanford explores the nearly century-long struggle by African Americans in Memphis to secure recognition from local leaders and gain a viable voice in the city’s affairs.

From Boss Crump to King Willie: How Race Changed Memphis Politics Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781621903222
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University of Tennessee Press - May 2017

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