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    NEW PAPERBACKS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERISTY OF ALABAMA PRESS TUSCALOOSA, AL-The University of Alabama Press is proud to announce the availability, in
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      NEW PAPERBACKS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERISTY OF ALABAMA PRESS

      TUSCALOOSA, AL-The University of Alabama Press is proud to announce the
      availability, in paperback editions, of three award-winning
      publications. All focus on the events of the twentieth century, and all
      have been widely praised in published reviews.

      Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America was
      written by Frye Gaillard, an Alabama native, long-time reporter with the
      Charlotte Observer, and writer in residence at the University of South
      Alabama in Mobile. The book was the recipient of the 2005 Lillian Smith
      Book Award for Nonfiction.
      Cradle of Freedom puts a human face on the story of the black American
      struggle for equality in the 1960s. It is tied to the chronology of
      pivotal events that occurred in Alabama, including the Montgomery bus
      boycott, the Freedom Rides, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist
      Church. Throughout Gaillard artfully interweaves fresh stories of
      ordinary people who had decided that the time had come to take a stand
      alongside tales of more familiar civil rights icons: Martin Luther King
      Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, Ralph Abernathy, John Lewis, and
      others. With authority and grace, he explains how the state once
      proclaimed the Cradle of the Confederacy became, with great struggle,
      the Cradle of Freedom.

      Alabama in the Twentieth Century by Auburn University emeritus
      professor of history Wayne Flynt, is a sweeping, magisterial look at the
      history of the state over the past one hundred years. The winner of the
      2005 Alabama Historical Association's James F. Sulzby Book Award, it has
      been universally lauded for its honestly, integrity, and
      comprehensiveness.
      "This book ought to be required reading," said Don Noble on Alabama
      Public Radio and in the Tuscaloosa News, "in the sense that no one
      should be allowed to vote, or even talk about Alabama sports, religion,
      politics, taxation or laws, until he has read it."
      John Sledge, book review editor for the Mobile Register, wrote, "Alabama
      in the Twentieth Century lays bare how this state works, and no one who
      reads it will ever again wonder why things here are the way they are-nor
      doubt that they can be made better."

      Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in
      Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma by J. Mills Thornton III is a landmark
      publication. It was the recipient of the Organization of American
      Historian's inaugural Liberty Legacy Foundation Award in 2003 for the
      best book on any historical aspect of the struggle for civil rights in
      the United States.
      Douglas Brinkley, Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies
      and professor of history at the University of New Orleans calls it "the
      most important book to be written on the civil rights movement in a
      decade." The American Historical Review called it "clearly one of the
      most important works on the history of the Modern South."
      Dividing Lines was also the recipient of the Alabama Historical
      Association's James F. Sulzby Book Award. In addition, both it and
      Alabama in the Twentieth Century were honored with the Press's Anne B.
      and James B. McMillan Manuscript Prize for the best work submitted in
      the field of southern history in the years prior to their publication.

      The University of Alabama Press is one of the largest and
      fastest-growing publishers in the South. It boasts sixteen and a half
      full-time employees and publishes over 100 books a year. In addition to
      its respected lists in archaeology, military history, Judaic studies,
      literary criticism, communication, sports, Civil Rights, religion,
      southern history, and regional topics, it is the publisher of the
      national trade imprint Fire Ant Books. These "books with bite" feature
      compelling stories aimed at a broad audience and are published in
      affordable paperback editions. Concentrating on military history and
      southern culture and history, and including both original works and
      reprint editions, they represent some of the finest work published by
      university presses today. Since April 2006 it has also been the
      publisher of Fiction Collective 2, an imprint that has presented some of
      the world's most exciting, innovative, and experimental fiction for more
      than thirty years.
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      Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America
      by Frye Gaillard * Copyright 2004 * Paperback edition published 2006
      440 pages * 6" x 9" * ISBN 0-8173-5298-8 * $29.95 paperback
      Alabama in the Twentieth Century
      by Wayne Flynt * Copyright 2004 * Paperback edition published 2006
      624 pages * 6" x 9" * ISBN 0-8173-5266-X * $35.00 paperback
      Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in
      Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma
      by J. Mills Thornton III * Copyright 2002 * Paperback edition published
      2006
      752 pages * 61/8" x 91/4" * ISBN 0-8173-5299-6 * $29.95 paperback
      To order, contact the Chicago Distribution Center * 773-702-7000 *
      fax: 773-702-7212
      For additional information, contact: Elizabeth Motherwell *
      emother@... * direct line: 205-348-7108
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