Here is a roundup of recent book releases of regional interest by regional authors.
'SCREENING A LYNCHING: THE FRANK LEO CASE ON FILM AND TELEVISION'
Author: Matthew H. Bernstein
WHAT: The book examines the films based on the 1913 trial of Leo Frank, who was convicted of the murder of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old girl and former worker at the factory where Frank, a Jew, was the superintendent. While in prison in Milledgeville, Ga., he was grabbed by a mob and lynched. The author is the chairman, professor and director of graduate studies at Emory University in the film studies department.
RELEASED: Feb. 15
'WHAT VIRTUE THERE IS IN FIRE: CULTURAL MEMORY AND THE LYNCHING OF SAM HOSE'
Author: Edwin T. Arnold
WHAT: An examination of the cause and impact of the gruesome lynching of Sam Hose at Newnan, Ga., in 1899.
RELEASED: April 15
'IMAGES OF AMERICA: FORT GORDON'
AUTHORS: Sean Joiner, Gerald Smith and Robert Anzuoni
WHAT: The book, part of a series that has featured other areas of Augusta, gives a pictorial history of Fort Gordon.
RELEASED: May 11
'ALMA AND THE LOST SHOES'
Author: Lily Sparkletoon
WHAT: Thomson resident's children's book about what Alma and her puppy find on her quest for her shoes.
RELEASED: April 30