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Mary Barrow was just a child when her family moved from Tennessee to New Jersey. She had no inkling that the next several years would see the Civil Rights movement take root in America. Yet her nanny, Amelia, keeps her informed of major developments. Amelia was an African-American nanny and somewhat of an anachronism in 1960's New Jersey. Barrow's book, "Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement," is a chronicle of her life growing up with Amelia, and what she learned of the rapidly-changing world of the 1960's. 

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the country, but how safe is it? What precautions should you take if you go hiking or camping? These are good questions for David Brill. He's an avid hiker, adjunct UT professor, and author. His latest book, Into the Mist, tells the story of the dangers that befell the park's visitors dating back to the Great Depression.

Elaine Weiss is the author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote. Despite knowing how it ends -- women can obviously vote today -- it's a gripping tale of how Tennessee played a pivotal role in the path to women's suffrage. While history books leave out the many interconnected issues leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Weiss connects the many dots by examining the roles of three key players in the movement. A movement that spanned 70 years and took the nation from the 19th into the 20th century.  Ratification passed by a single vote.