2015 All Georgians Should Read

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, August 13, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Decatur Library Auditorium

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William J. Morton

Andrew Ellicott: The Stargazer Who Defined America. is the never-before-told story of the survey of the first southern boundary between the United States and Spain. President Washington sent Andrew Ellicott, the most famous astronomer-surveyor in the new nation, to take a team to measure and mark the 31st latitude as the boundary line from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean. Ellicott’s efforts could...

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Frye Gailliard

On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, award-winning author Frye Gaillard reflects on the war -- and the way we remember it -- through the lens of letters written by his family, including great-great grandfather, Thomas Gaillard, and Thomas’s sons, Franklin and Richebourg, both of whom were Confederate officers. As Frye Gaillard explains in his deeply felt introductory essay, he came of age...

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Tiyi M. Morris

In Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi, Tiyi M. Morris provides the first comprehensive examination of the Jackson, Mississippi–based women’s organization Womanpower Unlimited. Founded in 1961 by Clarie Collins Harvey, the organization was created initially to provide aid to the Freedom Riders who were unjustly arrested and then tortured in Mississippi jails. Womanpower Unlimited expanded its activism to include programs such...

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Monte Burke

As the head coach of the University of Alabama’s football team, Nick Saban is perhaps the most influential—and controversial—man in the sport. Unpredictable in his professional loyalties, uncompromising in his vision, and unyielding in his pursuit of perfection, the highest-paid coach in college football has changed the face of the game. His program-building vision has delivered packed stadiums, rabid fans, legions of detractors, countless...

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Weekly: On Writing Locally with Nicki Salcedo, Dan Whisenhunt, and Dena Mellick

Write what you know and All news is local are maxims for writers in different professions but they all need to consider place and audience--whether writing novels, essays, or news stories. Weekly: On Writing Locally will be a discussion and celebration of the work produced by three local writers for Decaturish.com Atlanta native, author and blogger, Nicki Salcedo’s weekly column Intersections was born from the desire...

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2015 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to present the 2015 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony. This will be the sixth installment of this prestigious list to be unveiled. Ten authors representing Adult literature and ten authors and illustrators representing Young People’s literature will be recognized for their literary achievements. Many of the authors appearing on the list will be present and...

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August Events

:Monday 3rd:

William J. Morton

:Wednesday 5th:

Frye Gailliard

:Thursday 6th:

Tiyi M. Morris

:Monday 10th:

Monte Burke

:Wednesday 12th:

Weekly: On Writing Locally with Nicki Salcedo, Dan Whisenhunt, and Dena Mellick

:Thursday 13th:

2015 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony

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