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UNCORKED! is the true story of two-sport legend Corky Withrow of Central City, Kentucky, one of the greatest high school basketball players in the Commonwealth who went on to play professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Authors Sherrill Williams and Charles Thurman take the reader on a journey to 1950s Kentucky, where small town high school basketball was king and Corky was known as one of the best. The book describes, in detail, the hard-nosed, hard fought battles on the court and the thrilling action of the nation’s second most successful program in wins.
The book also presents Corky’s time in professional baseball, including his struggles in the minor leagues and his time in the big show playing alongside St. Louis great, Stan Musial.
With UnCorked!, readers will gain an appreciation for the hard work, and raw talent, of one of the state’s best athletes of all time and member of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame–Corky Withrow.
UNCORKED! Kentucky Sports Legend Corky Withrow

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Birds of Fairchild
ISBN: 978-1-938905-60-5

Birds of Fairchild celebrates the birds and bird-friendly plants of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the world renowned public garden in Coral Gables, Florida. This exciting new book takes the reader on a journey through the garden, its birds, its plants, their interactions, and their conservation through the words of Jim Kushlan and striking nature photography of Kirsten Hines. 
Birds of Fairchild is a must-have book for all who love Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; for birders, gardeners, visitors, conservationists; and for all those who appreciate South Florida and its birds.

James A. Kushlan is an ornithologist and conservationist who provided the impetus for Fairchild’s bird conservation program. He is past president of the American Ornithologists’ Union, past director of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and author of six books including The Herons (Oxford University Press).

Kirsten Hines is a biologist, award-winning photographer and nature travel writer. She is co-author of the book Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens. More of her work can be seen at 

9x12, 208 pages


 Florida Authors & Publishers Association 

2015 President’s Book Award 


Birds of Fairchild is a celebration of the Garden and its birds, a demonstration of how birds and plants interact and an exposition of plant-bird relationships applicable to the home garden…a book that all visitors and members should take home with them so as to prolong and deepen their Garden experience, and to prepare for the next visit.
—    Bruce Greer, President, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

This book is a visual triumph, and an intelligent tribute to the free-flying components of a world class tropical paradise far better known for its superb plant collections and landscapes…For any visitor to Fairchild Gardens, from first-timers to the longtime members, this book will deepen the appreciation of the liveliness of this special place.
—    John W. Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

With patience and great passion, photographer Kirsten Hines has captured beautifully the birds of Fairchild. Together with the authoritative text by James A. Kushlan, her images bring to life the wildlife that everyone can see, even in their own backyard. This book belongs on every nature lover’s bookshelf!
—    Ralph Lee Hopkins, Director of Expedition Photography, Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic

With critical information found in Birds of Fairchild, you can bring birds to your own garden, aiding in the vital work of conserving plants and birds for the future.
—    Georgia Tasker, former Miami Herald gardens editor and writer, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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