Alabama - Rough Guides Professional Review and Guide
"Just 250 miles from north to south, Alabama ranges from the fast-flowing rivers, waterfalls and lakes of the Appalachian foothills to the subtropical bayous and white beaches of the Gulf Coast. Most of its industry is concentrated in the north, around rejuvenated Birmingham, and Huntsville, first home of the nation’s space program. The sun-scorched farmlands of middle Alabama envelop sober Montgomery, the state capital.
This eTrail is a chapter excerpted from the book "The Rough Guide to USA." It is packed with information on this state including history, getting there and getting around, major cities and regions, and what to do and where to stay when you get there."