Costco to Host Book Signing for Local Knoxville Civil War Author

Joan L. Markel will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
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Mt. Pleasant - South Carolina - US


MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Oct. 9, 2013 - PRLog -- Knoxville sits nestled in the extraordinary natural beauty of the Tennessee River Valley. For four long years, from 1861 to 1865, this idyllic setting was racked by some of the harshest experiences of the entire Civil War. Armies, battles, famous generals, partisans and thousands of troops from every state North and South made their mark on the region, leaving a rich military history.

However, it was the people of this genuinely American city whose divided loyalties forced families, schools, churches, financial stability and literally all aspects of community to opposite sides of the deadly conflict. Civil war means that people, not just designated armies, become sworn enemies. In this close-knit small town, there was nowhere to hide from this vicious reality. The population of Knoxville suffered intensely and the trauma of those punishing times can still be felt in its 21st-century cultural identity.

Highlights of Knoxville in the Civil War include:

Rarely before seen images document the defenses of the town to signify the dawn of a new era when technology captures details of time and place, rather than the written word.
An image of a George Barnard print of East Tennessee.
The book hopes to promote Knoxville’s Civil War site preservation efforts, as well as serve as way to honor the Knox Area Sesquicentennial.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!


10745 Kingston Pike, Farragut TN 37934

When: Friday, October 25th, 2013; 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?
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