Powerhouse: The Meek School at Ole Miss, by Ronald Farrar, a history of the journalism department at the University of Mississippi from its humble beginnings in 1946 to the present Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Dr. Gerald Forbes was the founding chairman, and Ed Meek, an alumnus and benefactor, did much to propel it toward the top tier in its field.
Selma: A Novel of the Civil War is a sweeping epic of the War Between the States as it affected one town: aristocratic Selma, queen of Alabama’s Black Belt region. Burt, a slave, is accused of killing his master. At Burt’s trial, attorney Sam McLester defends Burt with an innovative legal strategy linking Selma’s tragic past to a future of hope.