—by James R. Bennett, Historical Publications Network, San Antonio,TX
Hardcover, Second Edition, September 2010, original Pub. Date: April 2008, hardback. 232 pgs; numerous rare photographs.
The first new history on Birmingham and Jefferson County in 25 years, this volume sold out its first edition in six months. Written by former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett, the book chronicles the area’s rich history from the days of the earliest settlers through the remarkable development of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.