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Looking down the Gothic archways of historic Fort Morgan.

Hiking through History Alabama: The Backstory

An ancient Indian mound is reflected in the waters of an old borrow pit at Moundville Archaeological Park.
Publisher: FalconGuides
Edition: 1st Edition
Release Date: September 1, 2016
​Pages: 240 Pages
Price: $22.95
​ISBN-10: 1493019384
ISBN-13: 978-1493019380

This is one book that I was REALLY excited to write. Falcon Guides had only just started publishing a new series, "Hiking through History". I had asked them about writing this book a few years before that and was told they’ll consider it at another time. When they started the new series I was asked if I was still interested and it took all of two seconds to respond with a resounding, "YES!!!

My entire family has been in love with history - my Dad, sister Joyce, my daughter Kellie, and of course, me. I love stumbling onto little known facts about historical events and my DVR always has several shows recorded from the History Channel, Discovery Channel, or Smithsonian Channel, so writing this book was a true joy.

My goal with "Hiking through History Alabama" was to present not only the more famous aspects of Alabama history but try to burrow down and to find some little known aspect to each hike and hopefully bring it to you not in a stodgy seventh grade history teacher voice but with the excitement that I experienced as I learned about Alabama’s rich history. And I hope that comes across for you in the book.