Behind Wrigley Field: 100 Stories for 100 Years – Q&A with sports writers Rob & Dan

Behind Wrigley Field: 100 Stories for 100 Years – Q&A with sports writers Rob & Dan

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Wrigley Field: 100 Stories for 100 Years takes you to baseball’s greatest ballpark and the sacred space it occupies in the hearts of Cubs fans. With contributors like Bob Costas, Rick Sutcliffe and Steve Stone, this informal oral history salutes the legacy that has made Wrigley such an unforgettable part of baseball and Chicago for the last [...]

Barn Dances and Jamborees across Kentucky: Interview with author J.D. Wilkes

Barn Dances and Jamborees across Kentucky: Interview with author J.D. Wilkes

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Kentuckians have been wearing out shoe leather at informal jamborees since the state was settled over two hundred years ago. Tadpole’s Dew Drop Inn played host to some fifteen hundred musical shindigs in its time as a mecca of Marshall County music. A Rosine barn dance gave bluegrass founder Bill Monroe his start, and another [...]

Celebrate Thanksgiving with #THPgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with #THPgiving

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We’re excited to announce that we’ll be giving away freebies EVERY single day leading up to the holiday. Enter to win by answering the questions below—you may respond on the History Press Facebook and/or Twitter page each day. Happy Thanksgiving week…and may the odds be ever in your favor!  

Daughter of the White River brings to life Depression-era true crime in the AR Delta

Daughter of the White River brings to life Depression-era true crime in the AR Delta

An engraving depicting steamboats on the White River at Newport (Jackson County); 1893. Courtesy of the Arkansas History Commission.

The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas’ White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path. In 1931, Spence shocked Arkansas when she avenged her father’s murder in a DeWitt courtroom. Journalist Leonard Gill wrote in the Memphis Flyer how Spence “caught the [...]

Free Book Friday: Classic Eateries of the Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley

Free Book Friday: Classic Eateries of the Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley

Classic preparation of half duckling at the Grand Taverne in Eureka Springs. Photo courtesy of Grav Weldon.

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” ―George Bernard Shaw Hi all! It’s time for #Free Book Friday. This week’s giveaway, Classic Eateries of the Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley, comes from award-winning writer Kat Robinson & photographer Grav Weldon. Following in the footsteps of her last book, Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of [...]

Historic Recipes from Pacific Northwest Cuisine & Black Swamp Food

Historic Recipes from Pacific Northwest Cuisine & Black Swamp Food

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Happy Friday! If you’re looking for some delicious recipes rooted in local history for your weekend meals, look no further. The first recipe comes from A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy.  With a dash of humor, culinarian Marc Hinton has chronicled the bounty of the Pacific Northwest from the mastodon meals of the [...]

November’s American Palate Giveaway (Enter to Win 50 Books)

November’s American Palate Giveaway (Enter to Win 50 Books)

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The History Press is pleased to give away the American Palate series, which celebrates the flavorful histories and cultures that distinguish eating and drinking experiences across the nation. Food, wine and beer aficionados will appreciate these books for their complex layers of knowledge, while casual food lovers will revel in the recipes, nostalgia and mouthwatering [...]

Free Book Friday: Austin Beer

Free Book Friday: Austin Beer

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Happy Free Book Friday! Today’s giveaway, Austin Beer: Capital City History on Tap, comes from the beer scholars and journalists of BitchBeer.org, with a foreword by Debbie Cerda (Austin Zealots, Founder of Austin Women’s Beer League, American Homebrewers’ Association Governing Committee). You can enter to win by commenting on this post by midnight on Sunday, November 3! The winner (picked [...]

American Horror Story’s Madame Lalaurie Comes to Life through Kathy Bates

American Horror Story’s Madame Lalaurie Comes to Life through Kathy Bates

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On April 10, 1834, firefighters smashed through a padlocked attic door in the burning home of Creole society couple Delphine and Louis Lalaurie. The horrible discovery of chained and mutilated slaves spawned a legend that has endured for over 150 years. But what really happened in the Lalaurie home? Who was “Mad Madame Lalaurie,” and [...]

Locavore Publishing: Beyond Farm to Table

Locavore Publishing: Beyond Farm to Table

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We’ve got some exciting things in store for the end of the year at The History Press. The voting recently closed for all 2014 SXSW Interactive Sessions—including ours. You may have seen us tweet and post to Facebook about this over the past few weeks. Commissioning Editor Christen Thompson (@cchomps) and Southwestern Sales Rep Bob [...]