Books about The Natchez Trace


If you love to read and would enjoy kicking back with a good book about the beloved Natchez Trace Parkway, take a look at a few books about the Natchez Trace Parkway below:


The Devil’s Backbone: The Story of the Natchez Trace by Jonathan Daniels

Book description: The Natchez Trace has as dark and bloody a history as any thoroughfare since the beginning of our nation.


Bicycling the Natchez Trace: A Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway and Nearby Scenic Routes by Glen Wanner

Book description: Provides general information, helpful hints, and suggestions for various tours along the Natchez Trace.


The Natchez Trace: A Pictorial History by James Crutchfield

Book description: “An accurate and authentic account of the entire 10,000 years of… the Old Natchez Trace and the modern parkway.” – John Mohlhenrich, former Chief Park Interpreter of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Illustrated and indexed.


By His Own Hand?: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis by John D. W. Guice (Author), Jay H. Buckley (Author), James J. Holmberg

Book description: For two centuries the question has persisted: Was Meriwether Lewis’s death a suicide, an accident, or a homicide? By His Own Hand? is the first book to carefully analyze the evidence and consider the murder-versus-suicide debate within its full historical context. The historian contributors to this volume follow the format of a postmortem court trial, dissecting the case from different perspectives. A documents section permits readers to examine the key written evidence for themselves and reach their own conclusions.


Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway by F. Lynne Bachleda

Book description: A unique journey through the heart of the Deep South, The Natchez Trace Parkway traverses 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, across the mighty Tennessee River in northwestern Alabama, to its northern terminus just shy of Nashville, Tennessee. For travelers planning a visit or already on the way, Guide to the Natchez Trace will help them discover all that the historic byway has to offer. Whether exploring a few miles or a few hundred miles, visitors will enjoy it most with the Guide to the Natchez Trace.


Building The Natchez Trace Parkway by the Natchez Trace Parkway Association

Book description: The Natchez Trace is one of the oldest trails in North America. In 1801, President Jefferson ordered the Army to build a road along the trail to provide a route for moving troops and delivering mail. Jefferson dispatched soldiers down the road in 1803 to protect the Louisiana Purchase, and Andrew Jackson and his troops followed it to battle the British in the War of 1812. As an 1800-era link between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi, the road served as a pathway for settling much of what we now know as the South. Twentieth-century writers such as Eudora Welty later embellished its lore of heroes, bandits, and spies, inspiring Southern leaders to revive the Natchez Trace.


Natchez Adventure: Footsteps on the Trace by Lori Bakewell

Book description: Kat Rogers sees ghosts. What began as a year of homeschooling and touring the country with her family has become an adventure she will never forget. A Confederate ghost in Gettysburg and pirate ghosts in Savannah are just the beginning. Now Kat and her brother Brian are exploring the Natchez Trace with their parents. The simple dirt path winding into the woods doesn’t look very exciting at all until a young woman from the Natchez tribe gives Kat her next ghostly assignment: remember those who walked this trail long ago. In order to remember them, Kat and Brian must first find out who they were and why their footsteps linger forever on the Trace.


Natchez Trace: Two Centuries of Travel by R.C. Bildart

Book description: Here is Natchez Trace today, as gripping and hauntingly beautiful as it has been for centuries, captured in photographs and words that bring alive a lush and mysterious landscape. A well-known trail long before nationhood, the 450-mile route linking Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi, once played a vital role for the most adventuresome people.

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