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[CLOSED]GIVEAWAY: Take a Ride Through American History with These Books!

Enter for your chance to win five historical books and merchandise that will take you back through time.


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Always looking for another way to envelop yourself in the past? Thanks to Arcadia Publishing, we've pulled together a five- book bundle that will help you rediscover fascinating, lost moments in American history.

One winner will take home five amazing books: The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day, by Ted Alexander, Tall Tales and Half Truths of Billy the Kid, by John LeMay, The Union is Dissolved!: Charleston and Fort Sumter in the Civil War, by Douglas W. Bostick,The Kentucky Bourbon Trail: A Revised Edition, by Berkeley Scott and Jeanine Scott, and The Tuskegee Airmen, by Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly. You'll be in the midst of enthralling historical events, from the Civil War's bloody Battle of Antietam to the brave acts of the Tuskegee Airmen. Plus, the lucky winner will also receive amazing Arcadia merchandise that's sure to thrill any history buff.

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About the Books


The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day

By Ted Alexander

The heavy fog that shrouded Antietam Creek on the morning of September 17, 1862, was disturbed by the boom of Federal artillery fire. The carnage and chaos began in the East Woods and Cornfield and continued inexorably on as McClellan's and Lee's troops collided at the West Woods, Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge. Though outnumbered, the Rebels still managed to hold their ground until nightfall. Chief historian of the Antietam National Battlefield, Ted Alexander renders a fresh and gripping portrayal of the battle, its aftermath, the effect on the civilians of Sharpsburg and the efforts to preserve the hallowed spot. Maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley add further depth to Alexander's account of the Battle of Antietam.


Tall Tales and Half Truths of Billy the Kid

By John LeMay

While many respectable books on Billy the Kid aim to demystify his illusory life, this one-of-a-kind collection proudly has no such intention. Find all of the untold and potentially true—but very unlikely and highly embellished—stories of the Kid's life, death and enthralling life thereafter. Be thrilled by sightings of Billy's ghost riding through old Fort Sumner and marvel at his search for the fabled Lost Adams Diggings. Wonder at the mysterious thefts of his tombstone and discover the famed desperado's dozen or so doppelgangers who posthumously popped up all across the Southwest. Courtesy of yarn-spinning raconteurs of yore, author John LeMay unveils the many forgotten and discarded tales of the legendary William H. Bonney, an everlasting emblem of the American West.


The Union is Dissolved!: Charleston and Fort Sumter in the Civil War

By Douglas W. Bostick

Join Charleston historian Doug Bostick as he traces the political turmoil of 1860 and early 1861, when the firebrands of secession in Charleston were pushing the South to act together in a decisive way. The Union Is Dissolved chronicles the face-off between professor and student--Robert Anderson and Pierre G.T. Beauregard--and the firing on Fort Sumter, signaling the beginning of the American Civil War. Featuring many historical images and first-person accounts found in period newspapers and family papers, this fascinating volume offers a concise introduction to our nation's greatest struggle.


The Kentucky Bourbon Trail: A Revised Edition

By Berkeley Scott & Jeanine Scott

The initial edition of Images of America: The Kentucky Bourbon Trail was published in 2009, and since then, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tourist attraction has grown to include 10 of the state's largest and most famous distilleries along with members of the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®. This revised edition contains nearly 100 new images of the bourbon industry, past and present, making it an essential companion for bourbon enthusiasts as they visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distilleries. Along the KBT™, tour guides and exhibits offer visitors a variety of interesting facts and often a taste of this uniquely American spirit. This book offers a look back at some of the pioneers of whiskey distilling, the distilleries that have come and gone, and the history of those brands that carry on the craft today. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® are experiences that rank among Kentucky's most famous and fastest-growing tourism attractions, with over 3 million visits in the last five years.


The Tuskegee Airmen

By Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly

In 1941, Tuskegee, Alabama, was selected as the site of an important new development in military training. For the first time, black Americans were to be allowed to serve their country as members of the United States Army Air Corps. During its five-year history, Tuskegee Army Air Field was home to almost 1,000 African-American pilots. More than 10,000 black men and women served as their vital support personnel. Together, they filled the ranks of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the 332nd Fighter Group, and the 477th Bombardment Group. Their remarkable achievements at home and overseas destroyed stereotypes and helped to bring about the eventual integration of the United States military. Under the harsh restrictions of segregation, the African-Americans both trained and served together, and in this forced isolation, developed unbreakable bonds .


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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by April 19, 2019.