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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 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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Daddies: An Endangered Species
Daddies: An Endangered Species

Guild Bindery Press, 1996) –Bill’s tribute to a vanishing breed, old-fashioned dads, made the Oxford American’s Southern Bestsellers list. Although written in the last century, it still makes a great Father’s Day gift.

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No Controlling Legal Authority: Essays on the Insignificant Legal Issues of Our Times
No Controlling Legal Authority: Essays on the Insignificant Legal Issues of Our Times

(TBA Press, 2005)—“After fierce debate, the Tennessee Supreme Court in a split decision declined to make this book binding precedent. Nevertheless, the Court unanimously held that as a matter of law this book is funny.”—Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota, III, Tennessee Supreme Court, in a landmark decision.

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In Search of Hamilton Burger: The Trials and Tribulations of a Southern Lawyer
In Search of Hamilton Burger: The Trials and Tribulations of a Southern Lawyer

(TBA Press, 2000)—Los Angeles District Attorney Hamilton Burger had the longest losing streak in the history of American jurisprudence. He lost one nationally-televised jury trial each week to Perry Mason for ten consecutive years. Nevertheless, he is Bill’s hero! In 2000, this book won the “Luminary Award” presented by the National Association of Bar Executives as the outstanding bar association publication of the year.

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