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Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee
Available for your phone or tablet
Compiled And Edited By Members of the Tennessee Flora Committee
Edward W. Chester, B. Eugene Wofford,
Joey Shaw, Dwayne Estes, and David H. Webb

Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee

  • GREAT FOR researchers, students, environmentalists, foresters, conservationists, and anyone interested in Tennessee’s botanical legacy
  • THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, detailed, and up-to-date resource of its kind for the flora of the Volunteer State, home to nearly 2,900 documented taxa
  • PROVIDES KEYS FOR IDENTIFYING the major groups, families, genera, species, and lesser taxa known to be native or naturalized within the state
  • COMPREHENSIVE GLOSSARY of botanical terms and an array of line drawings that illustrate the identifying characteristics of vascular plants, from leaf shape and surface features to floral morphology and fruit types
  • EXTENSIVE KEYS are indexed by families, scientific names, and common names

The Last Bizarre Tale
Stories by David Madden
Edited by James A. Perkins

The Last Bizarre Tale by David Madden

“Some writers have a talent for storytelling. Far fewer writers have a talent for literary innovation. Madden masterfully combines both talents.” —Winston Groom

“The author has dared himself to undertake as many novel forms as possible: to each of them he brings deft artistry, piercing observation, and an uncanny understanding of the lives of outsiders.” —Fred Chappell

“In these stories, David Madden proves himself a master of the brilliant narrative left turn, the oddly illuminating digression, the swoop you never expected. No one writes stories like these, and they are a revelation.” —Charles Baxter

Also by David Madden:

London Bridge in Plague and Fire

Abducted by Circumstance


Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains

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.

Met His Every Goal?
James K. Polk and the Legends of Manifest Destiny
Tom Chaffin

Met His Every Goal?

Engagingly written and lavishly illustrated, Met His Every Goal?—intended for general readers, students, and specialists—offers a primer on Polk and a revisionist view of much of the scholarship concerning him and his era. Drawing on published scholarship as well as contemporary documents–including heretofore unpublished materials–it presents a fresh portrait of an enigmatic autocrat. And in Chaffin’s examination of an oft-repeated anecdote long accepted as fact, readers witness a case study in how historians use primary sources to explore—and in some cases, explode—received conceptions of the past.

Featured in Ken Burns’s PBS Documentary, The Civil War

The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams
A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863–1890

The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams

Civil War scholars and students alike will learn much from this firsthand account of coming-of-age
during the Civil War. Though numerous women’s Civil War diaries exist, Nannie’s is unique in that she also
recounts her postwar life and the unexpected financial struggles she and her family experienced
in the post-Reconstruction South.

We’re celebrating our 75th birthday! The Press was founded on February 15, 1940, when President James D. Hoskins read a statement urging the Board of Trustees to establish a university press. It begins with a blunt charge: “The university needs to assume a more aggressive program of publications.” We’ve been doing it ever since. Read his entire case for the commitment to scholarly publishing, which remains remarkably relevant in 2015.

Spring/Summer 2015 Catalog

Freedom's Delay

The Making, Management, and Memory of
America’s Struggle for Emancipation, 1776–1865

Allen Carden

'Freedom’s Delay' is really the first effort to bring together in one volume the entire history of the formal struggle to end slavery in the United States. This book will be very useful in undergraduate American history surveys and in undergraduate and even graduate courses focusing on the early national/antebellum period.” —Joanne Melish, author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and ‘Race’ in New England, 1789–1860

On a Great Battlefield

The Making, Management, and Memory of
Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933–2013

Jennifer M. Murray

“This book is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding literature on the diverse functions of the Gettysburg battlefield in American Life. It is a lively, contentious, revelatory history, and Jennifer Murray tells it clearly and well.” —Edward T. Linenthal

“This is a vivid and cautionary book that tells us all a great deal abut America’s sometimes joyous, sometimes painful, always conflicted. And ever-changing relationship with its most difficult epoch, the Civil War.” —John Hennessy

A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era

Volume 4, Judicial Decisions, 1867–1896

Edited by Thomas C. Mackey
Voices of the Civil War
Michael P. Gray, series editor

These judicial voices constitute a lasting and often overlooked aspect of the age of Abraham Lincoln. Mackey’s headnotes and introductory essays situate cases within their historical context and trace their lasting significance. In contrast to decisions handed down during the war, these judicial decisions lasted well past their immediate political and legal moment and deserve continued scholarship and scrutiny.