by Sarah Smith Barnum - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Palladium Press, LLC is a book publishing company out of Birmingham, Ala. Palladium publishes high-quality books and book collections using imported fabrics, acid-free paper, sewn signatures, and European spines of 22-karat gold, all for affordable prices. The company offers a wide variety of tomes including the ever-popular Second Amendment Primer and The Firearms Classics Library, among others.
Established in 1997, Palladium Press created four libraries: The Firearms Classics Library, The Library of American Freedoms, The Frontier Classics Library and The Theodore Roosevelt Classics Library of Hunting and Outdoor Adventure. Outdoor writer Jim Casada was commissioned by the company to write two more titles: The Marksmanship Primer and The Handgun Marksmanship Primer.
Palladium Press' founder, Les Adams, authored several books focused on the Constitution, Second Amendment and American freedom. Adams studied constitutional law in law school, which led to his passion for gun rights and the eventual penning of The Second Amendment Primer, District of Columbia v. Heller, The Bill of Rights Primer, The American Freedoms Primer and The Fourteenth Amendment Primer. Adams' first interpretation of the Second Amendment was that of a "collective" view, but after extensive reading and study he came to find that he had been incorrect, and that the "individual" right of Americans to keep and bear arms was the intended interpretation.
In 1991 Adams teamed up with his daughter and current Palladium Press President Amanda Adams to create Lefty's Little Library of Fly Fishing, written by Bernard "Lefty" Kreg, which has been a major success for the last 10 years.
Originally, Palladium Press marketed through direct mail promotions, but has since turned to the worldwide web to broaden the availability of its beautifully crafted classics to patrons. The Second Amendment Primer, Adams' best-seller and most proud accomplishment, has sold over 425,000 copies to date.
Palladium Press has a large inventory of backlist titles, which it has printed in a color paperback format for sale. Titles include Roosevelt's Ranching Life and the Hunting Trail, Hatcher's Notebook, Custer's My Life on the Plains, McBride's A Rifleman Went to War and Whelen's Why Not Load Your Own!. The company also produces a vast array of gunsmithing books from Frazer's Elementary Gunsmithing to Whelen's Advanced Gunsmithing.
For more about Palladium Press or to peruse its classics, visit PalladiumPress.com.
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