Books All Georgians Should Read

Authors of the Month: July

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July 2016

Carol Anderson, July 11, 2016

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as ”black rage,?? historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, ”white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,?? she writes, ”everyone had ignored the kindling.?? Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards...

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The Jekyll Island Chronicles, July 13, 2016

The creative team behind the debut graphic novel series The Jekyll Island Chronicles joins us to discuss their work, the process of creating a graphic novel and what we can expect from them in the future.

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Gillian Royes and Lili Wright, July 18, 2016

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to welcome Lili Wright and Gillian Royes, who will discuss their novels The Rhythm of the August Rain and Dancing With the Tiger.

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Dan A. Aldridge Jr., July 25, 2016

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 straight and brings to light the complete, incredible story of the...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents..., July 26, 2016

Join us for another evening of poetry with Poetry Atlanta, hosted by local poety and author, Collin Kelley.

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George Hirthler, July 27, 2016

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 of modernity helped fire a young man’s imagination and how the...

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