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John Bicknell: Lincoln's Pathfinder: John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856

Sunday, July 30th

2-3:30PM

The 1856 presidential race was the most violent peacetime election in American history. War between pro-slavery and antislavery settlers raged in Kansas; a congressman shot an Irish immigrant at a Washington hotel; and another congressman beat a US senator senseless on the floor of the Senate. But amid all the violence, the campaign of the new Republican Party, headed by famed explorer John C. Frémont, offered a ray of hope: a major party dedicated to limiting the spread of slavery. For the first time, women and African Americans actively engaged in a presidential contest, and the candidate’s wife, Jessie Benton Frémont, played a central role in both planning and executing strategy, and was a public face of the campaign. Even enslaved blacks in the South took hope from Frémont’s crusade.

The 1856 campaign was also run against the backdrop of a country on the move, with settlers continuing to spread westward facing unimaginable horrors, a terrible natural disaster that took hundreds of lives in the South, and one of the most famous Supreme Court cases in history, which set the stage for the Civil War. Frémont lost, but his strong showing in the North proved that a sectional party could win a national election, blazing the trail for Abraham Lincoln’s victory four years later.

This book is available in hardcover ($26.99).

John Bicknell discusses and signs his book, Lincoln's Pathfinder: John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Larry Correia: Monster Hunter Siege

Monday, July 31st

6-7:30PM

When Monster Hunter International (MHI)'s top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, was given a tip about some hunters who had gone missing in action, he didn’t realize their rescue mission would snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI's history. Their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare dimension, and the only way to reach them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster-infested war zone.

As if that wasn't bad enough, it’s also the home base of the powerful creature behind the devastating attacks on the Last Dragon and Copper Lake. It turns out ancient gods of chaos really hate trespassers. But this god picked a fight with the wrong crew, and now MHI wants payback. Calling on their allies, a massive expedition is formed, and with the odds stacked against them, a legion of hunters goes to war.

It’s D-Day at the City of Monsters.

This book is available in hordcover ($25.00).

Larry Correia discusses and signs his book, Monster Hunter Siege (#6 in the MHI series).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Dawn Reno Langley: The Mourning Parade

Monday, August 14th

6-7:30PM

Single mom and veterinarian Natalie DeAngelo lost everything the day her two sons were killed in a school shooting. Following her psychiatrist's advice, she decides to sell her once-happy home to escape the immense pain and grief of living there alone.

Desperate to find relief from her unspeakable loss, Natalie impetuously commits to honoring her boys’ memory and volunteers to assist philanthropist Andrew Graham at his elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand. All she wants once she gets there is relief.

But she soon realizes she may be in over her head when she faces three major challenges: her debilitating PTSD is creating night terrors; Peter Hatcher, the sanctuary’s irascible in-house vet, has a longtime grudge against her and wants desperately for her to fail; and Sophie, a female elephant with a raging leg infection and PTSD caused by human abuse, is demanding that Natalie use every trick in her veterinarian’s black bag to heal her.

This book is avalable in paperback ($15.99).

Dawn Reno Langley discusses and signs her book, The Mourning Parade.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Kathryn K. Fontenot at the Crescent City Farmers Market – The Lousiana Urban Gardener: A Beginners Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs

Saturday, September 9th

at Crescent City Farmers Market, 750 Carondelet at Julia Street

8:30AM - Noon

Whether your garden consists of large raised beds or a few pots on the patio, Kathryn K. Fontenot’s The Louisiana Urban Gardener offers easy guidelines and useful tools to jump-start and maintain small yet bountiful gardens.

Beginning and sustaining a successful home garden in an urban environment can be a daunting prospect, but Fontenot eliminates the guesswork with tips on testing and preparing soil, guidelines on what to purchase from local garden centers, and basic techniques, schedules, and strategies to produce a thriving crop. From where to plant for the best juicy home-grown tomatoes to how to organically protect against pests to when to grow fragrant oregano and rosemary, this resource offers definitive answers and ensures that novices have all the expertise they need to enjoy Louisiana’s yearTending to pots of young peas, sharing a fresh summer watermelon with friends, or bringing extra beets and kale to coworkers on a winter day are just a few of the rewards of gardening. The Louisiana Urban Gardener gives everyone, from young professionals to retirees, the knowledge they need to enjoy all the pleasures of homegrown food.-round growing climate.

This book is available for $26.95  (hardcover).

Kathryn K. Fontenot signs her book at the Crescent City Farmers Market – 750 Carondelet at Julia Street, The Louisiana Urban Gardener: A Beginners Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

Errol Laborde, Peggy Laborde, and the following contributors: Angus Lind, Sally Asher, and John Magill – New Orleans: The First 300 Years

Thursday, September 28th

6-7:30PM

 

New Orleans: The First 300 Years is a joint venture between public television station WYES and Pelican Publishing Company with the support of the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Twenty-two authors have contributed to 23 topics that explore the city over the last 300 years. “The book was inspired by The Past As Prelude a publication released in 1968 on the occasion of the city’s 250th anniversary and published by Pelican Publishing Company and Tulane University. Distinguished journalist Hodding Carter was the Editor. “Like that book, this publication will cover a range of topics,” says project editor Errol Laborde. “But it will also be visual containing great writing and images.” Book production supervision is by WYES Executive Producer Peggy Scott Laborde.

Errol Labode, Peggy Laborde, and the following contributors: Angus Lind, Sally Asher, and John Magill sign their book, New Orleans: The First 300 Years.

This book is available in hardcover ($35.00).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

 

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