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The Ryman Auditorium and Architecture of Middle Tennessee

Sep. 14, 2020—Nashville has seen unprecedented growth in recent decades, and the city continues to wrestle with questions about the preservation of its historic structures. A new reissue of Architecture of Middle Tennessee—now available from Vanderbilt UP—revisits and expands upon a book that wrestled with similar questions almost half a century ago. When it was first published in 1974, Architecture...

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Excerpt: Hidden Nature

Aug. 18, 2020—More than 10,000 known caves lie beneath the state of Tennessee according to the Tennessee Cave Survey, a nonprofit organization that catalogs and maps them. Thousands more riddle surrounding states. In the new book Hidden Nature: Wild Southern Caves, officially out this week from Vanderbilt UP, Michael Ray Taylor tells the story of this vast underground...

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