Twelve-year-old Nicolas de La Salle and his family sailed to La Louisiane (French Louisiana) with Governor Iberville to start a French settlement on the Gulf coast. Nicolas's father was with the explorer, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, when he reached ...
Black Swans Books chose its name because of a story about the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama. An English landscape designer used rolling hills, lakes and trees to create the beautiful Winton M. Blount Cultural Park to look like an English countryside. When it was time to purchase swans for the lake, ASF was willing to go anywhere in the world to get some swans like the ones at The Stratford Festival in England. Stratford was called to see if they had any available. They did not, because their swans are considered property of the Queen and can not leave the country. However, the royal swans came from a place called Pike Road, Alabama. ASF discovered that the road directly behind the theater in Montgomery led to the farm that sold the royal swans. It was only eight miles away. Sometimes we are willing to search around the world to fulfill our hopes and dreams when what we need is in our own backyard. Black Swans Books hopes it can help you recognize opportunities to make your life and the lives of others more significant. Our emphasis is to make available in one place the many books by Alabama authors and books about Alabama. These resources will help us discover a wealth of opportunity in our home State of Alabama.