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THE FRIENDS OF THE DOTHAN HOUSTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM PRESENT BOOKS AND BREWS.


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Date: May 22 2023 11:07 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE FRIENDS OF THE DOTHAN HOUSTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM PRESENT BOOKS AND BREWS. JUNE 15, 2023 AT 6:30 pm AT CIRCLE CITY BREWING, 136 N FOSTER STREET, DOTHAN, AL


The Friends of the Dothan Houston County Library System are proud to present Books and Brews with Mike Bunn.  This author presentation will take place on June 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm at Circle City Brewing in their upstairs seating area.  Tickets are $20 and include 2 drinks. Food will be available for purchase. Books can be purchased at Downtown Books or on-site the night of the event.  Tickets are available now at all Dothan Houston County Library locations, at Downtown Books, and online at www.dhcls.org/MikeBunn. Seating is limited to 40 so get your tickets early.


Historian Mike Bunn, director of the Historic Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort, Alabama, writes a wonderful history of British West Florida—which once stretched from the mighty Mississippi to the shallow bends of the Apalachicola and portions of what are now the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. This forgotten fourteenth colony of America’s Revolutionary era, included European settlements at such places as Pensacola, Campbelltown, Mobile, Baton Rouge, Manchac, and Natchez. The area’s eventful years as part of the British Empire form an overlooked but important interlude in our American history which is corrected with the publication of Fourteenth Colony.


For a host of reasons, including that West Florida did not rebel against the British government, the colony has long been dismissed as a loyal but inconsequential fringe outpost, if it was considered at all. But the colony’s history showcases tumultuous politics featuring a halting attempt at instituting representative government; a host of bold and colorful characters; a compelling saga of struggle; and perseverance in the pursuit of financial stability; and a dramatic series of land and sea battles that ended its days under the Union Jack. In Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America’s Revolutionary Era, Mike Bunn offers the comprehensive examination of the colony, introduces readers to the Gulf Coast’s remarkable British period, and restores West Florida to its rightful place in the lore of Colonial America.


Mike Bunn has worked with several cultural heritage organizations in the Southeast. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Early Alabama: An Illustrated Guide to the Formative Years, 1798-1826; Civil War Eufaula; Battle for the Southern Frontier: The Creek War and the War of 1812; The Battle of Fort Blakeley: "The Thunder and Lightning of Battle"; and Images of America: The Lower Chattahoochee River. He is a board member of the Alabama Historical Association, the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Baldwin County Historical Development Commission. For more information on the book or Mr. Bunn: www.newsouthbooks.com/fourteenthcolony. For more information on Books and Brews, you can reach the Friends at [email protected] or (334) 333-5356.



THE FRIENDS OF THE DOTHAN HOUSTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM PRESENT BOOKS AND BREWS.

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