Hidden History of Memphis

Hidden History of Memphis

by G. Wayne Dowdy
     
 

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Divided into two parts, the book examines the history and culture of the Bluff City during some of its most important decades. Well-known figures such as Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips, Clarence Saunders and E. H. Crump make appearances in this volume but it is less familiar subjects that make up the bulk of the book. For example, the book pays particular attention to… See more details below

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Divided into two parts, the book examines the history and culture of the Bluff City during some of its most important decades. Well-known figures such as Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips, Clarence Saunders and E. H. Crump make appearances in this volume but it is less familiar subjects that make up the bulk of the book. For example, the book pays particular attention to forgotten people and events such as the Memphis gangster who inspired William Faulkner to write one of his most famous novels, the Boy Scout who captured German spies during World War I, the journalist who secured in 1945 the first interview with President Harry Truman, and the Memphis radio station that pioneered the use of remote broadcasts to cover important news events. In addition, the Hidden History of Memphis also discusses many of the primary and secondary sources that are available to those wanting to further chronicle the history of the Bluff City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596298750
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
02/26/2010
Series:
Hidden History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,384,175
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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