UNC Press Summer Reading List

Summer Reading from UNC Press

Happy Summer! As we enter into everyone’s favorite season, we’re posting suggestions for your summer reading list. If you’re planning a fun tropical vacation, heading to your neighborhood pool, or just looking to unwind at home, UNC Press has your perfect summer read.

Pick up a fun guidebook or new biography … check out our newest offerings in American or Civil War history … and much more.

Here’s a small sampling of what’s new. Click on each book to learn more.

And don’t forget about our 40% sale! Use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout, and you’ll get 40 percent discount on all UNC Press print books, and free domestic shipping if your order totals $75.

Happy Summer Reading!


The Historian's Eye

The Historian's Eye

Photography, History, and the American Present

Matthew Frye Jacobson

Circa 1903

Circa 1903

North Carolina's Outer Banks at the Dawn of Flight

Larry E. Tise

Conquered

Conquered

Why the Army of Tennessee Failed

Larry J. Daniel

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition

Race and Redemption in the New South

Osha Gray Davidson

A Saint of Our Own

A Saint of Our Own

How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches

The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches

All You Need to Know to Explore and Enjoy Currituck, Calabash, and Everywhere Between

Glenn Morris

Blue Muse

Blue Muse

Timothy Duffy's Southern Photographs

Timothy Duffy, Russell Lord, William Ferris

Civil War Places

Civil War Places

Seeing the Conflict through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians

Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman, Will Gallagher

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

Mario T. García

Pie

Pie

a Savor the South® cookbook

Sara Foster

Mothers and Strangers

Mothers and Strangers

Essays on Motherhood from the New South

Samia Serageldin, Lee Smith

Shelter in a Time of Storm

Shelter in a Time of Storm

How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Jelani M. Favors

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

An Oral History

E. Patrick Johnson

Every True Pleasure

Every True Pleasure

LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Wilton Barnhardt

North Carolina Lighthouses

North Carolina Lighthouses

The Stories Behind the Beacons from Cape Fear to Currituck Beach

Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, Bruce Roberts

North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Jeff Broadwater, Troy L. Kickler

Bruce Moffett Cooks

Bruce Moffett Cooks

A New England Chef in a New South Kitchen

Bruce Moffett

Backpacking Virginia

Backpacking Virginia

The Definitive Guide to 40 Can't-Miss Trips from Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean

Johnny Molloy

Southern Snacks

Southern Snacks

77 Recipes for Small Bites with Big Flavors

Perre Coleman Magness

Poll Power

Poll Power

The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South

Evan Faulkenbury

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

North Carolina’s Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics

Rob Christensen

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?

Candy Gunther Brown

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Traci Parker

France and the American Civil War

France and the American Civil War

A Diplomatic History

Stève Sainlaude, Jessica Edwards, Don H. Doyle

The Men and the Moment

The Men and the Moment

The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Aram Goudsouzian

Raising the White Flag

Raising the White Flag

How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

David Silkenat

Monumental Mobility

Monumental Mobility

The Memory Work of Massasoit

Lisa Blee, Jean M. O'Brien

Finding God through Yoga

Finding God through Yoga

Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

David J. Neumann

Illusions of Emancipation

Illusions of Emancipation

The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Joseph P. Reidy

The Last Battleground

The Last Battleground

The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Philip Gerard

Private Confederacies

Private Confederacies

The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

James J. Broomall

The Month of Their Ripening

The Month of Their Ripening

North Carolina Heritage Foods through the Year

Georgann Eubanks

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, Revised and Expanded Edition

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Only Guide You Will Ever Need, Including GPS, Detailed Maps, and More

Leonard M. Adkins, J. Richard Wells

The New Vegetarian South

The New Vegetarian South

105 Inspired Dishes for Everyone

Jennifer Brulé

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

William Glenn Robertson

City of a Million Dreams

City of a Million Dreams

A History of New Orleans at Year 300

Jason Berry

Stone Free

Stone Free

Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966–June 1967

Jas Obrecht

The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

Stories from Our Invisible Citizens

Gene R. Nichol

Frontiers of Science

Frontiers of Science

Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Cameron B. Strang

Semi Queer

Semi Queer

Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers

Anne Balay

Fighting for Atlanta

Fighting for Atlanta

Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Earl J. Hess

The Occupation of Havana

The Occupation of Havana

War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider