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- Ian Brown's Books
Ian Brown's Books Behind Glass in Russia, 1992 An Archaeologist's Journal Fall 2020 List Price: $20.00 PB 116 pages In September of 1992, less than a year after the collapse of the Soviet Union, an archaeological delegation sponsored by People to People International ventured into Russia. The author maintained a detail journal of their activities as they explored regions stretching from St. Petersburg to Novgorod and into the steppes and the Northern Caucasus Mountains. This was an important time of transition for Russia, when things were not quite what they were like under the previous Soviet regime and certainly not at all like what exists two decades into the new millennium. borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com amazon.com China Memories Journal of an Archaeologist in the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River in 1999 University Press of the South Fall 2019 List Price: $20.95 PB 180 pages These memories derive from a journey that the author took in China in February and March of 1999 as a member of the Zhong Xian Archaeological Project. His trip largely focused on the province of Sichuan, but several days were spent in and around Beijing. An archaeological study of salt was the purpose of the expedition, but in the process of traveling hither and yon, Dr. Brown experienced life in China that was undergoing major changes, both in urban and rural areas. The account is extracted directly from his detailed diary and offers many insights as to how local peoples reacted to a team of strange archaeologists that happened to wander into their lives. borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com Marking Graves in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama The Musings of a Teacher List Price: $14.95 PB 120 pages August 2016 He sends his students out into the cemeteries “armed with very specific research questions.” To whom are they asking these questions? The living? On many occasions I have heard Ian insist that cemeteries are indeed for the living, that those elaborate burial rituals and markings are ourmeager attempts to hold back the broad, merciless, and unending river of time. We erect headstones and we leave flowers—a universal yet odd desire to impart beauty and life to the cold and inert. Alongside the flowers we seem increasingly to be leaving such everyday objects as footballs and Bama memorabilia, Christmas boxes, and figurines (mostly angels). What are these mementoes saying? But perhaps Ian wants his students to direct their questions to the dead…by first looking closely at those who came before and then asking the right questions, we ourselves will be changed… By learning about them, we learn from them. We gain insight into the human condition. —FROM THE PREFACE BY G. WARD HUBBS Check out this recent review of Ian Brown's in the University of Alabama News! Marking Graves Click here borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com amazon.com The Petite Anse Project Archaeological Investigations along the West-central Coast of Louisiana 1978–1979 List Price: $35.00 PB 442 pages September 2015 Avery Island is known far and wide for its natural beauty. Live oaks bearing festoons of Spanish moss, fields plush with red hot peppers, snowy egrets building nesting beside the ponds, and alligators peering slyly above the murky waters are but a few of the elements that make this island a virtual Eden. However, it was the presence of an active saline that made Avery Island attractive to both historic and prehistoric populations. Indians made good use of the Salt Mine Valley site for making salt in late prehistoric times, and even earlier Indians used the island to erect earthen edifices, such as the Banana Bayou Mound. In the Petite Anse Project Ian Brown begins with a thorough discussion of the archaeology of Avery Island and then heads out to the other salt domes and surrounding marsh in exploring the rich culture history of the coastal plain. Three parishes receive major treatment in this volume and well over a hundred sites are explored. The degradation brought about by hurricanes and industry has changed forever the west-central coast of Louisiana. Because many of the sites visited and described by the author have sadly disappeared, this work is an important time capsule for those interested in Louisiana’s past. Time Travelers in England Americans in Search of Salt List Price: $35.00 PB 264 pages June 2014 Time Travelers in England is a personal narrative of an archaeologist who studies salt. In the first half of the book Ian W. Brown and his nephew Trevor Hughes explore the various "wiches" of Cheshire County (Middlewich, Nantwich, and Northwich) via canal boat, the way that salt would have been transported in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Along the way they have many "Pickwickian" adventures. The second half of the volume deals with Droitwich, the Worcestershire countryside, the Cotswolds, and many other locales where numerous features on the British landscape quite simply were in need of exploration. It is a rich tale of B&Bs, pubs, museums, and numerous archaeological and historical sites wherein two American come to terms with the land of their ancestors. Interested readers might also turn to The Red Hills of Essex: Studying Salt in England, also by Brown, for an earlier tromp on the British countryside in search of salt and the fascinating impact that it had on society and culture. borgopublishing.com amazon.com About the Author Ian W. Brown is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama and Emeritus Curator of Gulf Coast Archaeology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Dr. Brown specializes in the archaeology and history of Southeastern U.S. Indians and has spent over four decades excavating sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and writing about the role of salt in North America, England, and China. He has also written much on the subjects of gravestones and cemeteries. borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com amazon.com The Red Hills of Essex Studying Salt in England List Price: $14.95 PB 158 pages December 2013 The foremost scholar of salt archaeology in North America, Ian Brown has turned his expertise and enthusiasm to Iron Age and Roman salt production in Essex. The resulting illustrated and engaging account is both highly personal and exhaustive, providing a thorough review of the existing literature as well as his own travels, and resulting in an original model for the ancient salt manufacture in the area. A must read for scholars interested in salt archaeology anywhere in the world, Brown has once again proven why his work is indispensable. amazon.com borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com See review below Above & Beyond the Pale A Portrait of Life and Death in Ireland List Price: $15.00 PB 240 pages January 2013 An American archaeologist travels through Ireland recording life's experiences. A fascination with cemeteries leads him to explore the many ways in which death is memorialized in the Emerald Isle, both now and in antiquity. The author's detailed journal entries enable readers to learn of megalithic monuments, monasteries, battlefields, castles, the backstreets of Dublin, and many more venues of this wonderful enchanted land. borgopublishing.com amazon.com See review below Bottle Creek Reflections The Personal Side of Archaeology in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta List Price: $15.95 PB 288 pages January 2012 This book is a voyage of discovery into the past. Its author charts the waters of Alabama's Mobile-Tensaw Delta as he explores the Bottle Creek site, the principal late prehistoric mound center of the Pensacola Culture. This site, now a National Historic Landmark, was the scene of three seasons of archaeological fieldwork in the early 1990s. Ian Brown and his team of investigators not only provide a vivid picture of what swamp archaeology is like at the "trowel's edge," as seen from the day-to-day perspective of doing archaeology, but they offer the swamp itself in all its majesty, glory, and danger. This is a book about life in the swamp, both now and then. Any who follow in the wake of the Bottle Creek boat must do so with ample caution and due reflection. The Peabody Man: Jeffrey P. Brain Edited by Ian W. Brown annd Vincas P. Steponaitis List Price: $5.00 PB 126 pages 2010 Jeffrey P. Brain, involved with one or another museum bearing the Peabody name for much of his academic career, is celebrated in this volume. Having made contributions to prehistoric and historic archaeology in the southeastern United States and historic archaeology in Maine, the time seemed ripe on his 70th birthday for his many students (and a few others) to proclaim what his teaching meant to them, in the field, the lab, and the classroom. In addition to a biographical sketch and a bibliography of Brain's many publications, there are 22 vignettes, both instructive and humorous, on his unique qualities as a teacher of archaeology. Book Reviews Bottle Creek Reflections: The Personal Side of Archaeology in the Mobile Tensaw Delta By Ian W. Brown Review by Mike Bunn, Director of Historic Blakeley State Park, in The Historians' Manifesto, July 2020 The incredible Bottle Creek Mound complex, featuring some eighteen earthen mounds, is the largest Mississippian mound site on the Gulf Coast. The site was occupied circa 1250-1550 and during the era stood as the largest community in the region. It is located in the middle of the vast Mobile-Tensaw Delta on Mound Island, inaccessible except by boat. As part of the cruise offerings by Historic Blakeley State Park, I get to take visitors to this unique site each winter and help lead walking tours in which we share some of the history of what is in truth an amazing ghost town. Most of the information I share is derived from the dedicated work of archaeologists who have investigated the site, especially Dr. Ian W. Brown, recently retired from a long and distinguished career at the University of Alabama. Owing to the site’s remote location and the difficulty of staging large excavations there, Bottle Creek is in truth one of the least-studied mound complexes in the southeast. In the 1990s Dr. Brown conducted three summer excavations of the site with teams of colleagues and students, however, and his work forms the core of what is known about life at the site. I have reviewed his edited volume on the findings derived from the excavations of the site, contained in , previously in this space. Today I offer some thoughts on his book chronicling the process of the excavations, Bottle Creek Reflections: The Personal Side of Archaeology in the Mobile Tensaw Delta. Bottle Creek: A Pensacola Culture Site in South Alabama The book is derived in large part from the journals he kept during work over the course of three summers. There are numerous details about what the team was finding in the notes, and numerous photographs and sketches of the progress of the digs illustrating the incredible story of habitation the team was revealing. But this book is less about technical processes and scientific findings than the actual logistics of arranging for complex archaeological study in one of the more difficult environments America has to offer. The crew, temporarily living in housing nearby, was forced to travel by boat to the site daily in the middle of the Gulf Coast’s hot and humid summers. The region is one of the rainiest in the country, and frequent and sudden thunderstorms hampered the work at times. But so did the innumerable biting insects and poisonous plants the workers had to deal with, not to mention the frequent mechanical issues with their sometimes-unreliable boats and ground transportation. The book reads as high adventure in a virtually unknown region, featuring numerous trials and tribulations involved in merely getting to the site, and no few mishaps—the sinking of a boat, nearly losing a van into the dark waters of the Delta, almost colliding with a large barge in thick fog, and several other hardships and handicaps. But it also shows the comraderie of the teams Brown assembled, the wide-ranging interest his work generated throughout the state and region, and how discovery of a previously little-known and barely-studied community was taking place before their eyes. As Brown’s professional work comprises the essential record of what is known about one of Gulf South’s most remarkable prehistoric sites, this book will serve as an entertaining compliment to the published reports it generated. It is indeed the personal side of archaeology, and one anyone who has attempted to work in any capacity in the dense and remote forests and waters of the Delta will especially appreciate the tale. borgopublishing.com amazon.com amazon.com borgopublishing.com
- Borgo Publishing | Independent Book Publisher | Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Welcome to Borgo Publishing , an independent book publisher offering a variety of book production options. We can design your book interior and cover, as well as provide additional services (editorial, illustration, proofreading, indexing, and photography) to complete your project. With 35 years of book design experience, we keep on top of current trends in the industry to increase the market value of each book. Most importantly, we provide an outlet for non-profits to tell their stories at a very competitive rate. Borgo Publishing has all of its books available at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, 1928 7th Street, Tuscaloosa. They would be happy to send copies of these books to you by contacting email@example.com If you are interested in publishing a book through Borgo, please see the information we will need about your book on the Contact page. Frontlist Behind Glass in Russia, 1992 An Archaeologist's Journal Ian W. Brown Fall 2020 List Price: $20.00 PB 116 pages In September of 1992, less than a year after the collapse of the Soviet Union, an archaeological delegation sponsored by People to People International ventured into Russia. The author maintained a detail journal of their activities as they explored regions stretching from St. Petersburg to Novgorod and into the steppes and the Northern Caucasus Mountains. This was an important time of transition for Russia, when things were not quite what they were like under the previous Soviet regime and certainly not at all like what exists two decades into the new millennium. borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com amazon.com borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com China Memories Journal of an Archaeologist in the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River in 1999 Ian W. Brown University Press of the South Fall 2019 List Price: $20.95 PB 180 pages These memories derive from a journey that the author took in China in February and March of 1999 as a member of the Zhong Xian Archaeological Project. His trip largely focused on the province of Sichuan, but several days were spent in and around Beijing. An archaeological study of salt was the purpose of the expedition, but in the process of traveling hither and yon, Dr. Brown experienced life in China that was undergoing major changes, both in urban and rural areas. The account is extracted directly from his detailed diary and offers many insights as to how local peoples reacted to a team of strange archaeologists that happened to wander into their lives. amazon.com The Quiet Heart A Foundational Guide to Inner Healing and Deliverance Susan Bowman March 1, 2020 List Price: $12.95 PB 148 pages Proverbs 4:23 warns us to guard the heart with all diligence because the springs of life flow from it. But what is this heart the Bible speaks of? How can it be guarded? What are springs of life? Recent developments in the fields of neurocardiology and psychology are supplying answers to these questions. And, as unlikely as it may seem, the latest scientific developments support what the Bible has long proclaimed—that whatever is believed within the human heart determines the course of a person’s life. Weaving together science, psychology and scripture, , explains how God designed the human heart and how that design has been hijacked as a result of the fall. The author, a seasoned prayer minister, offers field-tested tools and strategies to help you discover what is hidden in your heart. It teaches how to recover your heart and train it to align with God’s truth so that you may enjoy a healthy and meaningful relationship with Him. The Quiet Heart Topics include the human spirit, soul and heart; the fall and deliverance; spiritual warfare; generational considerations; learning to hear from God and more. This gentle and practical guide to inner healing and deliverance offers step-by-step instructions along with written prayers. Thoughtful research, combined with years of experience, makes a must read for those seeking peace with God, themselves and others. The Quiet Heart Signed copies available at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com reviews The Empress and the Archer The Empress' Quest, Book 2 Erich Wildgrube February 19, 2020 List Price: $13.50 PB 216 pages Leeta has returned to the land of Velicorte with the fabled Archer of Queen City himself Henry Ian Daniels. Now the two begin their quest to save the land of Velicorte from the evil machinations of Esau Moncrief and his demonic familier Thatch. Along the way, they will unite with old friends and new on their way through the countryside towards the final confrontation at the Castle of Gilead itself. Signed copies available at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com amazon.com borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com amazon.com Library Girls of New York A Secret Place Carolyn Rho des December 1, 2019 List Price: $15.99 PB 112 pages 65 black/white and color photographs is a true story, a recollection of growing up in an unusual place. The author lived inside an apartment in two New York Public Libraries with her Mom and Dad and two sisters from the 1940s to the 1970s. Library Girls of New York Signed copies available at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. See Carolyn's video interview with the TPL Local Author Series below. reviews Molly Finds Her Purr Pamela S. Wight Illustrated by Shelley A. Steinle October 15, 2019 List Price: $17.99 HB Ages 3 and up 32 pages, full color Molly the Cat is lonely. No matter how hard she tries to make friends with birds, they all fly away from her. Even other cats don’t seem to like her. Friendless, Molly has no purr. But a wisecracking squirrel opens Molly’s eyes to a world in which friendship comes in all sizes, shapes, and species. This delightful tale with dazzling illustrations sparkles with sweet insight that makes all readers purr with pleasure at the end. Watch Pam Wight on the YouTube program, . Be My Guest borgopublishing.com amazon.com ernest&hadleybooks.com reviews
- Leah Alford | borgopublishing
Leah Alford's Book Catwoods, Volume 1 Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions List Price: $23.95 PB 364 pages July 2019 Catwoods Volume 1 is about a couple who rescue, adopt, and love cats in their deep woods home in the southern US. These cats are all such original characters that they make every day blissful, giddy, poetic, or even somber, the way the moods and phases of real life unfold. Leah Alford observes domestic felines indoors and later studies wildlings like foxes and raccoons who live outdoors amidst the glowing, dense leaves of the Appalachian jungle. This heavily researched volume covers cat coat color and cat genetics, color in nature, cat behavior and affection, multi-cat home dynamics, feral cats, spay and neuter, radial hypoplasia cats, black cat rhapsodies, and more. This first volume extends into the year 2004 and revels in the natural world, the luxuriance of birds, insects, and yelling frogs. Covering many decades, Alford also writes of art, music, and writing in a changing South. borgopublishing.com amazon.com ernest&hadleybooks.com Awarded Certificate of Excellence by the Cat Writers' Association Received Muse Award by the Cat Writers' Association About The Author has lived with cats for decades and has been studying and writing about cats, animals, and the natural world for many years. She has published a book of her experiences, Catwoods. She began drawing and painting in early childhood and writing at age 12. She has a 1971 BA in English from the University of Alabama. While she worked in a hectic t-shirt printing business and later, weathered a serious chronic disease, her art and writing was published in small art, nature, music, and literary journals. She lives with her husband and animals in the deep woods near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, near a creek. She is a Professional Member of the Cat Writers' Association. Leah Alford