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Athens (Postcard History)

Athens (Postcard History)

Author: Emily Jean Doster, Gary L. Doster
Price: $21.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: When the University of Georgia was founded in 1801, the city of Athens did not yet exist. The school's first classes were held under the trees, and Athens grew up around the school. As the university and Athens expanded, the town became the economic and cultural center of a large section of northeast Georgia, and many beautiful homes and other buildings were built. Fortunately, Athens was not in the path of Yankee general William T. Sherman's army when they sacked and burned a 30-to-60-mile-wide swath through Georgia between Atlanta and Savannah during his infamous March to the Sea in 1864. Consequently, several historic buildings still stand on the university's campus, and many beautiful antebellum homes still grace Athens's streets, avenues, and boulevards.[more]
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City Atlas: Travel the World with 30 City Maps

City Atlas: Travel the World with 30 City Maps

Author: Georgia Cherry
Price: $27.99
Binding: Hardcover
Description: Take a tour of Toronto, look around Lisbon or hot-foot it to Helsinki with this global adventure in a book! 30 best-loved cities from around the world are brought to life with illustrations by Martin Haake, which show in fabulous detail key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons for all the family to enjoy. A search-and-find game on every page helps young readers to explore every city and spot the hundreds of details that makes each place unique.[more]
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Athens (Images of Modern America)

Athens (Images of Modern America)

Author: Patrick Garbin
Price: $22.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: From the early 1960s to the present, perhaps no college town in America has changed as much as Athens, Georgia. Over the course of 50 years, the city experienced desegregation at all levels of education, encountered all types of activism and demonstrations, and established an unparalleled music scene that still flourishes. Beginning in the 1980s, University of Georgia athletic teams began winning national championships and continue to do so, the 1996 Olympics came to Athens, and the downtown district is no longer a retail center but a 24-hour central city with more restaurants, bars, and eclectic shops than one can count. Athens is no longer the sleepy, small college town it once was, but truly the Classic City in every sense of the name.[more]
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Moon Georgia (Moon Handbooks)

Moon Georgia (Moon Handbooks)

Author: Jim Morekis
Price: $19.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Savannah native Jim Morekis offers an insider's view of Georgia, whether it's playing a round of golf on Jekyll Island or hiking up the Appalachian Trail. Morekis provides unique trip ideas for all interests, including Mountains to Marsh (as well as Musical Georgia, President's Tour, and Literary Georgia). Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Georgia has options for a wide range of travel budgets. From taking the CNN Studio Tour in Atlanta to whitewater rafting down the Chattooga River to visiting the Golden Isles, Moon Georgia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.[more]
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Athens: Celebrating 200 Years at the Millennium

Athens: Celebrating 200 Years at the Millennium

Author: Conoly Hester, Albert L. Hester
Price: $35.00
Binding: Hardcover
Description: Pictures and details of the Athens.Georgia 200 year millennium celebrations. Great UGA pictures.
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A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County (Wormsloe Foundation Publications) (Wormsloe Foundation Publication Ser.)

A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County (Wormsloe Foundation Publications) (Wormsloe Foundation Publication Ser.)

Author: Frances Thomas, Mary Koch
Price: $30.95
Binding: Paperback
Description: Athens, Georgia, seems the quintessential southern university town. With a geography chiseled over geologic time by its lifeblood, the slow-flowing Oconee River, Athens has developed a unique culture as the two-century-long home of the state's bustling center of learning and research, the University of Georgia. A multitude of influences have powered the emergence of Athens from its eighteenth-century rustic solitude to its current incarnation as a community striving to preserve the old while embracing the new. A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County gives equal attention to Athens's natural and built environments and their coevolution into one of the modern South's most dynamic small cities. Starting with the town's beginnings, Frances Taliaferro Thomas emphasizes settlement patterns, key events, institutions, architecture, landscape, economics, and the highly distinctive personalities that have molded Athens into what it is today.This edition includes two new sections of color photographs as well as a comprehensive new chapter tracing the milestones that led town and gown into the twenty-first century. Topics include the emerging cultural importance of the Classic Center; restoration and revitalization of many historic sites; vast building projects under two presidents of the University of Georgia; the progression of the greenway along the North Oconee River; and initiatives to address rising poverty rates within the county. Blending scholarly research with archival materials, official data, newspaper accounts, interviews, and personal letters and diaries, A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County is the definitive account of a place that makes history each and every day.[more]
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Haunted Atlanta and Beyond: Ghost Stories from Atlanta, Athens, and North Georgia

Haunted Atlanta and Beyond: Ghost Stories from Atlanta, Athens, and North Georgia

Price: $16.95
Binding: Paperback
Description: The ghost stories presented in this folkloric collection provide a supernatural tour throughout northern Georgia and the Atlanta area. Specters such as jilted lovers, restless murder victims, ghosts gone wild at a UGA sorority house, and a creepy boarder at a bed-and-breakfast appear in the stories. Spanning the time between the Civil War and the modern day, the spooky tales entwine legends with scientific details and paranormal phenomena.[more]
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Crackers in the Glade: Life and Times in the Old Everglades

Crackers in the Glade: Life and Times in the Old Everglades

Author: Rob Storter
Price: $25.95
Binding: Paperback
Description: Crackers in the Glade is a visually stunning account of bygone days in the Everglades. The largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades hold a unique place among all the world?s wetlands. Through his writings and illustrations, fisherman, guide, and self-taught artist Rob Storter transports us to the remote, half-wild frontier of southwest Florida in the early part of the twentieth century. There, the events of a day could range from a hurricane to a face-to-face encounter with a panther to the arrival of the latest packet from Key West.As Storter recalls his travels through the great swamp and its estuaries, he imparts an old-timer?s grasp of the fantastic array of plant and animal life the Everglades once supported. Looking back over a life closely linked to the water, he chronicles how mechanized methods eclipsed the more sustainable approach of fishing as the livelihood of locals who were attuned to natural cycles and worked by necessity on a small scale.Crackers in the Glade is also a story of family and community, of daily joys and setbacks. Here, Marilea Storter?s recollections, some of which are included in the book, add depth and detail. By turns the family doctor, cook, teacher, and moral anchor, Marilea held husband Rob and their children together through times when the best house they had was a tent and medical care consisted of castor oil and prayers.Rob Storter knew the Everglades before commercial fishing, real estate development, drainage projects, and tourism changed the region forever. Through his illustrations we can celebrate its wonders; through his writings we can contemplate the mixed benefits of progress and the responsibilities of stewardship.[more]
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Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia

Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia

Author: Vince Dooley, Tony Barnhart
Price: $24.95
Binding: Hardcover
Description: Vince Dooley?the player, the coach, the administrator, the legend?is finally ready to tell his story. Georgia's prodigal son got his start on the rough end of Mobile, Alabama, where he used football as a springboard to an incredible life. After four decades, 201 wins, six SEC championships, and one national title, Dooley is ready to hang up his stirrups. In Vince Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia, Dooley talks candidly to give the complete inside story of his extraordinary life and career.[more]
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