Books All Georgians Should Read

Authors of the Month: July

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Dan A. Aldridge Jr.

The story of the first airplane flight in Georgia has not been told correctly in more than one hundred years. The year given for this flight, 1907, is not correct, the plane identified as the first to fly never got off the ground, and Ben T. Epps, Sr. is incorrectly credited, solely, with achieving this feat. To Lasso the Clouds sets the historical record...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents...An Evening With Sibling Rivalry Press

Join Sibling Rivalry Press authors Theresa Davis, Brent Calderwood, Jessie Carty, Collin Kelley, Megan Volpert and special guest SRP publisher Bryan Borland for an evening of poetry. The writers will be reading from new and favorite work, as well as talking about their experiences with the award-winning small press. Borland will discuss SRP’s exciting transition to a nonprofit, which will create even more opportunities...

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George Hirthler

George Hirthler discusses The Idealist, the inspiring yet tragic story of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the French visionary who founded the modern Olympic Games. In its narrative scope, The Idealist spans two centuries, covering the 74 years of Coubertin’s life from his birth in Pairs in 1863 to his death in Geneva in 1937. It reveals how the transformation of Paris into the capital...

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Mike King

Most Americans have historically viewed the nation’s great public hospitals as refuges of last resort for poor and uninsured people. But these iconic institutions – some recently closed, some renamed, others rebuilt -- have also served as a safety valve for the nation’s highly profitable medical industrial complex. They are a key to understanding the evolution of America’s $3 trillion health care system, not...

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2016 Fall Book Preview

Back once again by popular demand is one of our most exciting programs for the end of the summer. Representatives from America’s biggest publishers will return to the library to talk about the exciting new books that will be published this fall. It’s a unique opportunity to get an advance look at notable upcoming book titles in the fields of biography, fiction, history, young...

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Angela Pisel

Angela Pisel’s poignant debut, With Love From the Inside, explores the complex relationship between a mother and a daughter, and their quest to discover the truth and whether or not love can prevail—even from behind bars.

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July Events

:Monday 25th:

Dan A. Aldridge Jr.

:Tuesday 26th:

Poetry Atlanta Presents...An Evening With Sibling Rivalry Press

:Wednesday 27th:

George Hirthler

August Events

:Monday 8th:

Mike King

:Wednesday 10th:

2016 Fall Book Preview

:Thursday 11th:

Angela Pisel

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