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Bald Cypress Books has released another addition to its series of historical reprints, Narrative and Confessions of Lucretia P. Cannon.


This brief biography of Delmarva's infamous kidnapper and serial killer Patty Cannon, published in 1841, might contain more fiction than fact -- even the name Lucretia is questionable -- but it is one of the earliest sources of information about her life, crimes, and death. Perhaps the sensational scenes depicted in the text, such as Cannon's killing of a screaming child in an open fire, were based on genuine rumors in circulation during the decade after her death, whether they were true or not. There is no doubt that Cannon kidnapped, enslaved, and murdered innocent people, and she remains the most sinister figure in Eastern Shore history and folklore nearly two centuries after her death.


The book is available via Barnes & Noble or Amazon.



After releasing a new edition of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman last week, Bald Cypress Books continues to celebrate Black History Month with the release of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the classic autobiography of the great African-American statesman, originally published in 1845.

Like Tubman, Douglass was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore. His book's vivid portrayal of the brutality of slavery, coupled with his skill as a speaker, inflamed hearts and minds across the United States and around the world.



Updated: Feb 13

Bald Cypress Books is celebrating Black History Month with the release of a new edition of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Originally published in 1869, Sarah H. Bradford's classic biography of Tubman follows her incredible story from her birth into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland, through her daring role in the Underground Railroad and her selfless service in the Army during the Civil War.



The book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble currently, and is expected to be carried by other major retailers.


Another early African-American biography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, will be released on Friday, February 19th.

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