Revolutionary War hero profile released

The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, a Mount Pleasant-based publisher , has released “ ‘Light Horse Harry’ Lee: In the War for Independence,” by historian Jim Piecuch and Navy veteran John Beakes.

The hardcover biography costs $26.95 and is available from online and traditional bookstores.

Calvaryman Harry Lee of Virginia became an officer serving under George Washington. (He also became the father of Robert E. Lee.) Col. Lee was known for his flamboyant combat style and tireless service during the Southern Campaigns of 1780-81. Later, he was elected to the Continental Congress, then became governor of Virginia and, finally, a U.S. congressman.

Karales photographs available in new book

“Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales” is now available from Univeristy of South Carolina Press.

The large-format illustrated hardcover costs $24.95 and is available from online and traditional retailers, as well as the Gibbes Museum of Art, which presented an exhibit of Karales’ photos earlier this year.

The images are powerful visual documents that include representations of civil rights nonviolence training, the Selma-Montgomery march and Martin Luther King Jr. (at work and at home with his family).

It features text by Julian Cox, chief curator for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.