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'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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Mother arrested with pot in car

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta woman Saturday after she was found with 447 grams of marijuana in her car hidden near her children, a police report states.
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