Southern Lit Society Book Club for Adults
The Robertson County History Museum presents
Southern Lit Society Book Club for Adults!
STARTING MARCH 4th AT 6PM
We will meet once a month on the first Monday of the month at 6pm-8pm at the Robertson County History Museum. Participants are responsible for buying their own book.
Cost is $10.00 a month.
Carrying The Colors: The Life and Legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew Jackson Smith
By: W. Robert Beckman
The riveting journey from slavery to a White House ceremony is revealed, with the indomitable spirit of Smith—slave, soldier, landowner, father—mirrored by the dogged pursuit of his grandson and his allies in the quest to discover the truth about an American who dedicated his life to the service of his community and country.
Bridge To The Sun
By: Gwen Terasaki
A beautiful, tender, and moving love story-the true report of an international and interracial marriage of an American girl from the mountains of Tennessee and a Japanese diplomat. They were married in 1931, just as tension between their two countries was mounting. Follow them through postings to Japan, China (where their daughter Mariko was born), Cuba, and Washington, where they were living at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mrs. Terasaki describes with rare perception and fine humor her months of internment with the Japanese diplomatic corps and then the long voyage back to Japan via Africa, and the struggle of the war years in Japan which were marked by illness and near starvation.
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote
By: Elaine Wiess
Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, 12 have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade.
The Last Ride: Murder, Money, & Trial That Captivated Nashville
By: Martha Smith Tate
Set primarily amid the racial turmoil following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, The Last Ride traces the circumstances leading up to the killing of Haynie Gourley—a popular, self-made millionaire originally from Cross Plains—the extensive manhunt and police investigation. On the morning of May 24, 1968. Haynie Gourley, owner and founder of Capitol Chevrolet Company, agrees to go for a ride with his forty-year-old business partner. The two return to the dealership 15 minutes later. Haynie, 72, is dead of three gunshot wounds—one just below the left ear, a second to the neck, and a third to the chest.
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
By: Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.
The Ledger and The Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America
By: Joshua Rothman
In The Ledger and the Chain, acclaimed historian Joshua D. Rothman recounts the shocking story of the domestic slave trade by tracing the lives and careers of Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, and Rice Ballard, who built the largest and most powerful slave-trading operation in American history. These men—who trafficked and sold over half a million enslaved people from the Upper South to the Deep South—were essential to slavery's expansion and fueled the growth and prosperity of the United States.
Pilgrams, Pickers, & Honky - Tonk Heros
By: Tim Ghiannin
Time changes everything, even a beloved American city, but this briskly told and warmly remembered book recounts the countless friends, adventures, and anecdotes that capture the essence of Music City across a half-century. Pilgrims, Pickers and Honky-Tonk Heroes is Tim Ghianni’s love letter and nostalgic swan song, recounting the storied musical history of Nashville as well as the dramatic changes the city has seen over the course of fifty years.
A Brutal Reckoning: Andrew Jackson, The Creek Indians, & The Epic War Of The American South
By: Peter Cozzens