About the book:
Memphis: 200 Years of Heart & Soul, written by Kevin Kane, President and CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, and local writer Samantha Crespo, with an introduction by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, is a celebration of an amenity-rich, sustainable city beloved worldwide. Beginning with a brief history, the book paints the picture of a city that, despite its challenges, became a magnet for dreamers and doers, a place forged by vision and generosity.
The book goes on to reveal how these unique conditions created the amenities that make the Memphis we know today. The narrative, told through the eyes of frontline observer Kevin Kane and interviews with community stakeholders, closes on a hopeful note: With such a foundation in place, what might Memphis look forward to in the next 200 years?