University of Alabama Press Hosts Annual Book Sale & Fair THIS WEEK

Contact: Kristi Henson

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Tuscaloosa, Ala., October 24, 2016 – From Thursday, October 27, through Saturday, October 29, the University of Alabama Press (UAP) will host its annual Book Sale. At the event, the Press offers hundreds of new and backlist books at deep discounts as high as 50 to 90 percent off list prices. Some books cost as little as $2!

For the first time, UAP is holding the sale in the Sellers Auditorium of the Bryant Conference Center. This year sees the Press expanding what, in the past, was simply a “book sale” into both a book sale and a book fair by inviting other bookish partners to participate. Readers and book lovers are sure to enjoy this year’s expanded offerings.

In this inaugural year of the combined Book Sale & Fair, these organizations will be exhibiting alongside UAP:

The UAP Book Sale & Fair will also feature book readings and talks with select authors as well as book signings throughout the 3-day event.  See the “Fall 2016 Book Sale & Fair Author Signing Schedule” below for a complete listing of signings.

Offering convenient parking, indoor shopping, and attractive discounts, the sale is an ideal time to browse and acquire books by authors of local and national note about the history of the University, UA football, Alabama and Southern history, Civil Rights, fiction and literature, archaeology, communications, and many other topics. Many shoppers will take advantage of great sale prices to stock up on Christmas, birthday, host/hostess, and occasional gifts. As always, cash, debit/credit cards, and checks are welcome.


  • Thursday, October 27:  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 28:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 29:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Bryant Conference Center
240 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


Thursday, October 27
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Akhlaque Haque
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Doug Phillips
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Ron Buta & David Kopaska-Merkel
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Jennifer Horne
Also Signing
Lee Rozelle
Also Signing
Ralph Voss
Friday, October 28
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
“Lunch & Learn”
Bill Stewart
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Earl Tilford
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Guy Hubbs
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Jeanie Thompson
Saturday, October 29
10:00 – 11:00 am
Chris McIlwain
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jeanie Thompson
1:00 – 2:00 pm
John House
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Brigitta Brunner

As the scholarly publishing arm of The University of Alabama since 1945, The University of Alabama Press currently publishes 70-75 new titles per year and has over 1,800 titles in print. The Press is a proud member of the Association of American University Presses and is a founding member of the University Press Content Consortium. UA Press is at the cutting edge of digital publishing and uses emerging digital technologies to ensure that our publications are widely available.

University of Alabama Press | 1-800-621-2736 |
Box 870380 | Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380

To view UAP catalogs, visit

For more information:
Kristi Henson
(205) 348-9534
Fax (205) 348-9201

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New “Alabama: The Making of an American State”

Alabama: The Making of an American State is itself a watershed event in the long and storied history of the state of Alabama. Here, presented for the first time ever in a single, magnificently illustrated volume, Edwin C. Bridges conveys the magisterial sweep of Alabama’s rich, difficult, and remarkable history with verve, eloquence, and an unblinking eye.

From Alabama’s earliest fossil records to its settlement by Native Americans and later by European settlers and African slaves, from its territorial birth pangs and statehood through the upheavals of the Civil War and the civil rights movement, Bridges makes evident in clear, direct storytelling the unique social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have indelibly shaped this historically rich and unique American region.

Illustrated lavishly with maps, archival photographs, and archaeological artifacts, as well as art works, portraiture, and specimens of Alabama craftsmanship—many never before published—Alabama: The Making of an American State highlights Alabama’s most significant struggles, conflicts, achievements, and developments.

Drawn from decades of research and the deep archival holdings of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, this volume will be the definitive resource for decades to come for anyone seeking a broad understanding of Alabama’s evolving legacy.

Edwin C. Bridges
served as the director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History for thirty years and is the coauthor of Georgia’s Signers and the Declaration of Independence.

“We have long needed Alabama, and who better to write it than Edwin Bridges, director emeritus of the Alabama Department of Archives and History? His well-balanced and magnificently illustrated account of the state’s history is just a delightful—if sometimes sobering—read.”
—G. Ward Hubbs, author of Searching for Freedom after the Civil War: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman and Guarding Greensboro: A Confederate Company in the Making of a Southern Community

“In beautiful and concise prose that understands the heart of the state, this story traces the successes and failures of Alabama and its people and, more importantly, explains why events played out as they did. The full-color illustrations and maps make it the first adult history of Alabama to be so richly illustrated.”
—Leah Rawls Atkins, coauthor of Alabama: The History of a Deep South State

Published in cooperation with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission

264 pages / 167 color figures / 122 B&W figures / 19 maps
ISBN: 978-0-8173-1942-7 Cloth
ISBN: 978-0-8173-5876-1 Paper
ISBN: 978-0-8173-9084-6 Ebook

New in Our Jews and Judaism: History and Culture Series

Edgar and Brigitte: A German Jewish Passage to America is the fruit of an extraordinary archive of personal journals, letters, speeches, and published writings left by Edgar and Brigitte Bodenheimer, who emigrated from Nazi Germany in 1933 and became American law professors. More German than Jewish, highly educated, and saturated to the core in the German cultural ideal of Bildung, Edgar and Brigitte embody many of the qualities of their generation of German Jews in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The couple’s encounters with the strange new dynamics of race, religion, and the workplace in their new American home offer a compelling account of the struggles that faced many immigrants with deep German roots. It is also an intimate portrait of a now vanished German Jewish culture as it played out in the lives of Bodenheimer’s parents and her grandparents from the 1920s to the late 1960s, a story of emigration, assimilation, and the private struggles that accompany those forced shifts in orientation.

The Bodenheimers’ letters and journals offer engaging perspectives into their personal lives that retrospective memories cannot match. Braiding intimate biography together with history and memoir, Edgar and Brigitte will appeal both to historians of the European Jewish diaspora and to readers interested in the struggles and resilience of people whose lives were upended by Hitler.

Rosemarie Bodenheimer is a professor emerita of English with a focus on Victorian Studies at Boston College. She is the author of Knowing Dickens and The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction, which was chosen as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book.

Edgar and Brigitte presents a multifaceted look back at the German origins of two Jewish families, their relatives, friends, and professional colleagues. Based on letters and diary entries, Rosemarie Bodenheimer retraces the early emigration of her mother’s and father’s families to the United States and describes how they adapted and put down roots in their new home country.”
—Tobias Brinkmann, editor of Points of Passage: Jewish Transmigrants from Eastern Europe in Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain, 1880-1914

“This sensitive, well-written consideration of Edgar and Brigitte’s lives allows the reader insight into this family and their relationship to twentieth-century historical events.”
—Kirsten Fermaglich, author of American Dreams and Nazi Nightmares: Early Holocaust Consciousness and Liberal America, 1957-1965

Jews and Judaism: History and Culture
Mark K. Bauman and Adam Mendelsohn, series editors

248 pp / 23 B&W figures
ISBN: 978-0-8173-1925-0 Cloth
ISBN: 978-0-8173-9022-8 Ebook
Price: $49.95