By Jennie Ivey, Calvin Dickinson, and Lisa Rand
"Tennessee Tales" is a collection of stories from the state's past. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mighty Mississippi River, from Rachel Donelson to Elvis Presley, from bottled Coco-Cola to Goo Goo Clusters, "Tennessee Tales" captures the essence of the Volunteer State from the 1700s to the present.
Amazon.com says, "Tennessee Tales the Textbooks Don’t Tell is a collection of memorable stories from Tennessee’s past. Beginning with the legend of how a young Cherokee boy earned the name Dragging Canoe and weaving its way through three centuries, Tennessee Tales treats history not as a collection of names and dates, but as real-life drama filled with strong characters and vivid emotions. Though some of the people, places, and events portrayed here are mentioned in textbooks, never have they been presented as they are in this collection. Written in simple style and richly illustrated, these eighteen true stories are sure to enlighten and delight readers of all ages."