United States History, Regional
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country
Paperback ISBN: 0060973463
Chronicling the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family members, a photographic tour includes images of the cabins, homes, and towns in which she lived, as well as pictures of such items as the family Bible and Pa's fiddle. Reprint.
The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commerical Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941
Hardcover ISBN: 0262122146
Longstreth explores the early development of two kinds of retail space that have become ubiquitous in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century.Richard Longstreth is one of the few historians to focus on ordinary commercial buildings
The Highway and Its People
Paperback ISBN: 0806122919
Route 66 uses oral history and photography as the basis for a human study of this country's most famous road. Historic times, dates, places, and events are described in the words of men and women who were there: driving the highway, cooking hamburgers, creating pottery, and pumping gas. As much as the concrete, gravel, and tar spread in a sweeping arc from Chicago to Santa Monica, those people are Route 66. Their stories and portraits are the biography of the highway.
Salvation on Sand Mountain
Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
Paperback ISBN: 0140254587
A journalist describes an assignment in the mountains of Alabama which led to his spiritual journey into the world of holiness snake handling, a faith whose followers characteristically place themselves in life-threatening situations. Reprint. Tour. NYT.