John Coltrane was a key figure in jazz history, a pioneer in world music and an intensely emotional force whose following continues to grow. This biography, the first by a professional jazz scholar and performer, presents a huge amount of never-before-published material, including interviews with Coltrane, documents in his his handwriting, photos, genealogical documents and innovative musical analyis that offers a fresh view of Coltrane’s genius. 18.95
Images of America series is High Point by Barbara E. Taylor - $21.99
High Point showcases the rich manufacturing and community history of this North Carolina Triad city. The book illustrates how local residents in High Point have worked, played, learned, worshipped and celebrate over time. Despite the city’s humble beginnings at the intersection of the Plank Road and the railroad, 150 years of entrepreneurial spirit and growth has made High Point a large metro area full of culturally rich and diverse people.
North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765-1865 - $125
William Ivey presents a selected collection of North Carolina longrifles and identifies nine (9) different schools or groups with similar decorative features and characteristics. The book surveys the North Carolina longrifle from the eighteenth century to the end of the Confederate period in 1865. Kenneth Orr, also a longrifle collector and member of the Kentucky Rifle Association, did the photography.
Our Roots, Our Branches, Our Fruits of Knowledge – Black Schools of High Point & Surrounding Area 1868-1968 - $20.95
The High Point Historical Society recently released its second book in a series of five that focuses on African American history in High Point. Entitled “Our Roots, Our Branches, Our Fruits of Knowledge – Black Schools of High Point & Surrounding Area 1868-1968,” it is authored by local author and historian, Glenn Chavis.
Wicked High Point - $19.99
High Point, nestled in the heart of the Piedmont Triad, has long been at the forefront of progress, attracting those entrepreneurs who were “up to something out of the ordinary”—a place where spanking leads to tragedy, ransom notes are left in mailboxes and people are railroaded through court. When Prohibition swept the nation, High Point’s first saloonist stayed in business for only eighteen hours. High Point’s speed-demon race car drivers opted to smuggle liquor in their uncatchable cars, which sparked the beginning of NASCAR. Join veteran author Alice Sink as she explores these and other tales, from the cruel and comical to the mischievous and outrageous, in the story of this “international city’s” colorful past.