Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Short Takes

CNN interviews Kate Sweeney about her new book, AMERICAN AFTERLIFE. "Sweeney's book . . . is sure to get people talking about death." Read the full article here.

The Times-Picayune describes John Griswold's PIRATES YOU DON'T KNOW, AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN THE EXAMINED LIFE "probing, impassioned and occasionally tongue-in-cheek."

C-SPAN interviewed Michele Gillespie about her book, KATHARINE AND R. J. REYNOLDS. The video is available here. It will also air again on C-SPAN 2 on May 5 at 4:00am.

Congratulations Glenn T. Eskew and Paul M. Pressly! Their books, JOHNNY MERCER and ON THE RIM OF THE CARIBBEAN, are the co-winners of the 2014 Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award for the best book in Georgia history published in 2013. The Bell Award, presented annually by the Georgia Historical Society, is named in honor of Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell in recognition of their contribution to the recording of Georgia’s history. The award was presented at the Society’s 175th Annual Meeting on April 30 Savannah. (UGA Press books have won the award 11 times since the it was established in 1992.)

Mark your calendars for May 6! David Dominé will be signing copies of his book, OLD LOUISVILLE, at the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau in downtown Louisville, KY that day from 11:30-2:30. The event is part of the Hometown Tourist Celebration happening in May.

Also, on May 28, Glenn T. Eskew will be speaking about his book, JOHNNY MERCER, at the UGA Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium. He will be signing books after the talk. Come join us!