A University of Virginia Professor is celebrating a rare victory today – winning a Pulitzer prize for the second time.
Alan Taylor’s latest book – The Internal Enemy -- tells the story of 3,400 slaves who escaped from Virginia and Maryland plantations to British ships off the coast during the War of 1812.
“I found some important documents, including some letters written by these former slaves, telling dramatic stories of their night time escapes, fighting on behalf of the British as marines and sailors and nurses and laundresses and guides and pilots.”
For many places still blanketed in snow, it may be a while until we even see the ground again. But waiting patiently under there and soon to sprout, is a species so unique, that it’s hard to categorize, yet so common, you’ll know it instantly.
“Mushroom a Global History” is the name of a book Cynthia Bertelsen, a food writer and blogger in Blacksburg and an award winning cook, who's lived all over the world. More than a recipe book, she’s written a highly readable cultural history of the sometimes-controversial fungus.
It’s been over a year since the publication of a new book about Thomas Jefferson and his slaves. It won rave reviews from many parts of the country, but in Charlottesville the author is still attacked in certain circles.