Mobile and the Eastern Shore, second edition 2003, Arcadia Publishing; first edition 1997; co-authored with Nancy Gaillard and Tracy Gaillard.
2012 featured selection by Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores
The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community, 1999, Black Belt Publishing; co-authored with photographer Byron Baldwin. Featured on CBS Sunday Morning (1999).
As Long As the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East, 1998, John F. Blair Publisher; photographs by Carolyn DeMeritt. Selected as an Outstanding Human Rights Book by the Gustavus Myers Center (1999).
Voices From The Attic: A Collection of Writings from Creative Loafing, 1997, Down Home Press.
If I Were a Carpenter: Twenty Years of Habitat for Humanity, 1996, John F. Blair Publisher. Winner of Small Press Award for History (1997).
The Heart of Dixie: Southern Rebels, Renegades and Heroes, 1996, Down Home Press.
The Way We See It: Documentary Photography by the Children of Charlotte, 1995, The Light Factory; co-authored with Rachel Gaillard.
Kyle at 200 M.P.H.: A Sizzling Season in the Petty/NASCAR Dynasty, paperback edition 1995, St. Martin’s Griffin; three hardback printings 1993-94, St. Martin’s Press.
Lessons from the Big House: One Family’s Passage through the History of the South, 1994, Down Home Press.
Southern Voices: Profiles and Other Stories, 1991, Down Home Press.
The Catawba River, 1983, Gardner-Webb College Press, co-authored with Dot Jackson and Don Sturkey.
Race, Rock & Religion: Profiles from a Southern Journalist, 1982, East Woods Press/ Globe-Pequot Press.
The Secret Diary of Mikhail Gorbachev, 1990, Down Home Press.
Spacechimp: NASA’s Ape in Space, 2000, Enslow Publishers; co-authored with Melinda Farbman.