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Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains
Second Edition
Ken Wise
Now Available!

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains is an essential guide to one of America’s most breathtaking and rugged national parks. The second edition of this compellingly readable and useful book is completely updated, giving outdoor enthusiasts the most current information they need to explore this world-renowned wilderness.

Included here are facts on more than 125 official trails recognized by the Park Service. Each one has its own setting, purpose, style, and theme, and author Kenneth Wise describes them in rich and vivid detail. For every route, he includes a set of driving directions to the trailhead, major points of interest, a schedule of distances to each one, a comprehensive outline of the trail’s course, specifics about where it begins and ends, references to the U.S. Geological Survey’s quadrangle maps, and, when available, historical anecdotes relating to the trail. His colorful descriptions of the area’s awe-inspiring beauty are sure to captivate even armchair travelers.


Three outstanding titles in the Legacies of War series have recently appeared:

Arming the Nation for War
Mobilization, Supply and the American War Effort
in World War II

Robert P. Patterson
Edited by Brian Waddell
With a Foreword by Robert M. Morgenthau

Arming the Nation for War

In Arming the Nation for War, a previously unpublished account long buried among the late author’s papers and originally marked confidential, Undersecretary of War Patterson describes the vast challenges the United States faced as it had to equip, in a desperately short time, a fighting force capable of confronting a formidable enemy. Brimming with detail, the book also provides deep insights into the difficulties of convincing a public of the need for collective action in a democratic society.


Eyewitness to Genocide
The Operation Reinhard Death Camp Trials, 1955–1966

Michael S. Bryant

Eyewitness to Genocide

In this meticulous history of the Operation Reinhard trials, Eyewitness to Genocide examines a disturbing question: Did compromised jurist, often associated with the former Nazi regime, engineer acquittals or lenient punishments for proven killers? The answer is mixed. Bryant discovers that, within the constraints of German law, trial judges acted in good faith. However, his gripping analysis of trial records shows that the bias of West German jurists was neither direct nor personal but the structure of the system ensured that lawyers and judges themselves avoided judgment.


Change and Conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945
Anne C. Loveland

Change and Conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945

In this thoughtful study, Change and Conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945 examines the role of the army chaplain since World War II, revealing how the corps has evolved in the wake of cultural and religious upheaval in American society and momentous changes in U.S. strategic relations, warfare, and weaponry. By focusing on army chaplains’ sometimes conflict-ridden relations with military leaders and soldiers on the one hand and the civilian religious community on the other, Loveland reveals in striking detail how religious trends over the past six decades have impacted the corps and, in turn, helped shape American military culture.

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Family Hiking in the Smokies


Hal Hubbs, Charles Maynard, and David Morris


Family Hiking in the Smokies is specifically geared toward taking children on excursions into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park—the most visited national park in the United States. The park offers much to its nearly ten million annual visitors. For families who seek fun along with educational recreation, the park boasts splendid views and enormous biological diversity.

While the guide book concentrates on shorter day hikes, the book also presents longer trails for overnight or weekend camping. Organized by regions of the park, the forty-two concise trail descriptions include many of the most popular destinations, such as Ramsey Cascades, Grotto Falls, and Clingmans Dome Tower, as well as overlooked gems such as Midnight Hole, Lynn Camp Prong, and Juney Whank Falls. This fourth edition includes new trails not found in the book’s previous editions, and all are presented in a user-friendly format.

The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams


Edited by Minoa D. Uffelman, Ellen Kanervo, Phyllis Smith, and Eleanor Williams


In 1863, while living in Clarksville, Tennessee, Martha Ann Haskins, known to friends and family as Nannie, began a diary. The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863–1890 provides valuable insights into the conditions in occupied Middle Tennessee. A young, elite Confederate sympathizer, Nannie was on the cusp of adulthood with the expectation of becoming a mistress in a slaveholding society. The war ended this prospect, and her life was forever changed. Though this is the first time the diaries have been published in full, they are well known among Civil War scholars, and a voice-over from the wartime diary was used repeatedly in Ken Burns’s famous PBS program The Civil War.