Regional book roundup

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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


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