About The Authors

Merrill and Ward spent two years composing the state's bicentennial book, resulting in over 400 profiles, trivia questions, and Did-You-Know sections for the unique book about the state they love.


Proceeds help Alabama school children


The Friends of the Alabama Archives will use the funds from this book to provide field trips about Alabama history to underprivileged 4th graders.

Profiles of past and present people


There's something for everyone in Alabama: The Bicentennial