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Dr. Robert M. Craig defines the two distinct styles emerging between the 1920s and the 1960s-Art Deco and Modern Classic. A convincing commentary on these unique structures that have come to grace Atlanta. Hardcover.
While Atlanta may be a city of change and transformation—its symbol is, after all, a phoenix—it also has an impressive legacy of unforgettable food. Southern cuisine with a twist, Atlanta’s culinary offerings mirror the city itself: sophisticated and diverse, flexible but distinctive.
As author David R. Collins traveled around Illinois, librarians and teachers everywhere begged him to write a book about the noble Polish patriot, Casimir Pulaski. The teachers complained that there was a Pulaski state holiday, as well as Pulaski towns, schools, and streets across the country, yet few students know who he was or what he did.
Diddie, Dumps, and Tot were the love names of three young sisters who grew up on a plantation in the nineteenth century prior to the Civil War.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
Georgia has a rich history, filled with legends and heroes. Georgia’s Landmarks, Memorials and Legends is an in-depth, entertaining study of the who, where, and why in Georgia history, from the Indian princess Haiwasse to former first lady Ellen Wilson. Covering every detail—like reminiscences of historic figures, local Indian legends, Revolutionary War stories, cemeteries, and churchyards—it is must-have reading for American history students and enthusiasts. Paperback.
Items covered in this first volume include the Cherokee alphabet table, Light Horse Harry Lee’s bivouac, the true story of Jefferson Davis’s arrest at Irwinville, the Old Creek Indian Agency, and historical outlines, original settlers, and distinguished residents of several counties.
This part of Knight’s multivolume work includes DeSoto memorials, Georgia’s state seals, the first steamboat patent, the legend of “Lover’s Leap,” a list of governors, and historic county seats, chief towns, and noted localities of several counties.
This last part of Knight’s history of Georgia covers historic county seats, chief towns, and noted localities from the listed counties. It ends with an analytical index containing every important name connected with Georgia’s history.
Casimir Pulaski was a Polish patriot who came to America to help the colonists win the American Revolution. An expert horseman from childhood, Pulaski gained battle experience trying to defend his homeland against the Russians. When both his father and brother were lost to the war, Pulaski left Poland looking for assistance in raising another army.
When her neighbor handed her the stack of yellowed letters that had been rescued from an Atlanta, Georgia, pile of trash, author Elizabeth Whitley Roberson had no idea who Eli Pinson Landers was. Landers, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, was the author of these evocative, insightful letters written to his mother, Susan Landers, back in their home of Yellow River, Georgia.
This sixth volume in the Majesty series promises to thrill would-be photographers who dream of preserving the stately images of this classic city on film. A full-color collection of striking interiors and exteriors that can fit easily in a backpack, purse, or briefcase, The Majesty of Savannah is the only photographic collection of the city in its size and price range. Notecards.
This sixth volume in the Majesty series promises to thrill would-be photographers who dream of preserving the stately images of this classic city on film. A full-color collection of striking interiors and exteriors that can fit easily in a backpack, purse, or briefcase, The Majesty of Savannah is the only photographic collection of the city in its size and price range. Postcards.
This exquisite collection of color photos tells the story of the buildings, inside and out, that give Savannah its special charm. Hardcover.
Nestled in the branches of southern cypress and oak trees is a natural wonder with a magical origin. Its story began when a flood raged through the bayous of South Louisiana. There, a mother and her two children sought shelter from a storm in the branches of a cypress tree. Late that night, the mother asked the moon to keep her sleeping children warm. Moon talked to Stars, Stars talked to Clouds, and when these celestial bodies joined forces, they did more than just save one mother and her children. Moon’s Cloud Blanket is a Native American legend from the Houma people of South Louisiana. Hardcover.
Murder in Coweta County is a detailed and chillingly realistic reconstruction of the brutal murder of tenant farmer Wilson Turner that took place in rural Georgia in 1948 and the brilliant investigation that eventually brought the murderer—a powerful county “lord”—to justice with a conviction that set legal precedents. Hardcover.
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