Milk & Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker

Bill Haltom’s definitive guide to the quintessential Southern fabric covers all things seersucker. From the origins and history of the seersucker suit to the many different ways, places, and reasons people wear it, Milk & Sugar has it all. Haltom dives into traditional ways to wear the puckered fabric as well as the unconventional styles of today. Along the way, he also chronicles the celebrities, politicians, and average people who champion seersucker fashions. There’s something for everyone — longtime fans as well as newbies will enjoy Haltom’s anecdotes and history lessons, and that doesn’t exclude the ladies (an entire chapter is devoted to ladies who’ve made seersucker their own).

Pre-orders will be shipped one week prior to official release (March 26)

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THE COST OF GETTING BEAT IS GOING UP!

One of my favorite politicians is Howard “Cotton” Ivy.  He is an old “yeller dawg” Democrat from Decatur County, Tennessee who served in the legislature for a number of years, and was Tennessee’s Commissioner of Agriculture under Governor Ned Ray McWherter. 

Several years ago Cotton joined former Tennessee State Senator Roy Herron in writing a delightfully-titled book, Tennessee Political Humor:  Some of These Jokes You Voted For.

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HONEY, THEY’VE SHRUNK THE SUMMER

The title of the 1966 surf movie said it all:  The Endless Summer. 

I fondly recall when summer was long and seemingly endless.  When I was a boy, summer began with the end of the school year around Memorial Day and extended over three months, not ending until the day after Labor Day.  Other than Vacation Bible School and a week at Boy Scout Camp, there was basically nothing on my agenda during the endless summers decades ago.  My days were spent swimming in a nearby river or riding my bicycle anywhere I wanted to go.  My nights were spent chasing lightening bugs or playing hide and go seek with the other kids in my neighborhood while the crickets chirped. 

But summers are no longer endless, even for our children.

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AN AMERICAN FOOTBALL FAN'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD CUP

On Sunday over two billion sports fans across the planet will be watching the World Cup Finals between France and Croatia. 

We American football fans who tune in will be watching “soccer.” But in all other nations, the fans will be watching “football,” which in the truest sense of the word it really is.

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The Other Fellow May Be Right: The Civility of Howard Baker
The Other Fellow May Be Right: The Civility of Howard Baker

A tribute to the late Senator Howard Baker, a great leader whose civility brought adversaries together to find solutions to our nation's problems. In the current political environment, civility is going the way of the dinosaur, as many of our leaders argue for the sake of argument and accuse for the sake of advantage. Consequently, public governance has become dysfunctional. Senator Baker's civil life remains a model of what our leaders could accomplish by always reminding themselves that the other fellow may be right!

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Some Assembly Required: A Daddy's Christmas Book
Some Assembly Required: A Daddy's Christmas Book

Bill's Christmas book is the perfect stocking stuffer for Dad!  While batteries are not included, no assembly is required, and it will last longer than a fruitcake!

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