Books for Sale

Books are available at the Union County Museum (Union County Historical and Genealogy Society) 

For ordering and shipping information contact: Patrick Brumleve, 618/893-2067 or 


  • Backyard Archaeology, The Willis Allen House with Family Histories of the Occupants (1854-1994) Booklet, $5 
  • A Kaskaskia Chronology by Herb Meyer, 1996.  Booklet, $4 
  • The Education of a Soldier, U.S. Grant in the War with Mexico by Jeffrey Mauck, 1996. Booklet $5
  •  All Anybody Ever Wanted of Me Was to Work, The Memoirs of Edith Bradley Rendleman, 1996. Softback $10; Hardback $20
  •  History of Early Carbondale, Ill. 1852-1905 by John W.D. Wright Hardback $18
  •  Southern Illinois University, A Pictorial History by Betty Mitchell.  Hardback $15
  •  The Flag on the Hilltop by Mary Tracy Earle with an introduction by Herbert Russell (SIU Press) Hardback $10
  •  Land Between the Rivers, The Southern Illinois Country by Horrell, Piper and Voight Hardback $20
  •  You Will Never Know What You Can Do Until You Try (Wayman Presley) by Willadene Brown Paperback $3
  •  Sharpshooter, The Life and times of Tilman Manus by Keith Pruitt, 2013. Softback $9 
  • Bondage in Egypt, Slavery in Southern Illinois by Darrell Dexter, 2011.  Hardback $25 
  • The Amazing Appleknockers, Illinois’ Cinderella Basketball Team of 1964 by Campbell & Ryman, 2010. Hardback, $20
  •  The Bamboo Express by Benjamin Dunn (World War II POW).  Softback $10 
  • A Nickel’s Worth of Skim Milk, A Boy’s View of the Great Depression by Robert Hastings, 1972. Hardback $7
  •  The Boy of Battle Ford and the Man by W.S. Blackman with introduction by Herbert Russell, 2012. Softback $10
  •  Caring for Victor, A U.S. Army Nurse and Saddam Hussein by Marianna Riley and Robert Ellis. Hardback $25
  •  The Bloody Vendetta of Southern Illinois by Milo Erwin and Jon Musgrave, 2006. Softback $14.95
  •  Secrets of the Herrin Gangs, An Inside Account of Bloody Williamson by Ralph Johns and Jon Musgrave, 2010. Softback $9.95
  •  Paul Powell of Illinois, A Lifelong Democrat by Robert Hartley.  Softback $7
  •  A Pictorial History of Cobden, Ill. 1857-2007, edited by Charles Swedlund. Softback $25
  • The Changing Face of Farmwork in Union County, Ill., A History of Fruits and Vegetables and the People Who Worked in the Industry, 2008. Softback $30
  •  Men of Grit (Sitter Family). Softback $8
  •  Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps, A History in Words and Pictures by Kay Rippelmeyer, 2010.  Softback $19.95 and hardback $34.95.
  •  Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois 1933-1942 by Kay Rippelmeyer, 2015. Hardback $45
  •  Legends and Lore of Southern Illinois by John W. Allen. Hardback $20 and softback $10
  •  It Happened in Southern Illinois by John W. Allen. Hardback $20 and softback $10.
  •  Random Jolts 1949-1956 by Gwen Bond (Weekly Newspaper Columns from Dongola, Ill. Tri-County Record). Softback $18.95
  •  History of Cobden Peach Festival 1938-1987. Softback $4
  •  Bloody Williamson by Paul M. Angle (reprint). Softback $16
  •  A River through Illinois by Daniel Overturf and Gary Marx, 2007 (great photos).  Hardback $15