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Welcome to Home Grown Books, a unique bookstore created by authors. Home Grown Books is dedicated to showcasing self-published authors. We offer readers a rare opportunity to discover new talent and to read books not found in traditional bookstores. We also provide a venue for authors to get their self-published books into the hands of the public. All the authors and artists are from or have connections to the Ozarks and represent a wide variety of genres.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Arrival for March

The Ozarks
A Personal History
Tony Stephenson

Author: Tony Stephenson is a sixth generation Ozarker and a self-proclaimed Hillbilly. A graduate of the College of the Ozarks and Missouri State University, his teaching career has spanned five decades. Tony is a lifelong resident of the Republic and Springfield area.

Book: The Ozarks: A Personal History tells the story of the Ozark Hillbilly and the rugged plateau they called home. But it is more than that; it is the story of the Native Americans, who populated the region before the arrival of the white man. It is the saga of the author’s family who arrived west of Nixa in 1843, and scratched out a primitive homestead. It is the story of six young boys, three of which gave their lives, fighting to protect their country from disunion. It is the tale of a region plunged into lawlessness and disorder after the Civil War. It is the story of the coming of the railroad that gave rise to towns like Republic as well as the timber and lead crazes. Finally, it is the story of the Great Depression and how the Ozark’s rugged people survived and flourished. It is the story of the Ozarks! The Ozarks: A Personal History is available at amazon.com.  

1 comment:

  1. Tony is a cousin of mine! The Ozarks: A Personal History is a fine book. Nice review! ~ Leanne Jernigan

    P.S. I also write a blog. It is stories of my life on the Finley River in Ozark, MO. and reviews of local Ozarks businesses. I'll leave the link in case you'd like to check it out.