Vintage images coupled with facts and anecdotes culled by local author Don Rhodes reveal the fascinating history of legendary locals in Augusta. For more than 275 years, the city of Augusta and its citizens have contributed greatly not only to the business, cultural, educational, athletic and religious lives of both Georgians and South Carolinians bordering the Savannah River, but also to people throughout the nation and the world.
“I hope this book instills that pride and inspiration in people of all races and all ages,” said author Don Rhodes. The book covers both town greats and unsung heroes like Ty Cobb, the famous baseball player and first inductee to the National Baseball Hall of Fame; James Brown, “the Godfather of Soul”; and Lucy Craft Laney, the longtime educator who started the first Augusta school for African-American boys and girls in 1854.
Rhodes is excited to share the new book with locals. “I hope this book preserves the history that the longtime families already know, and I hope it educates and entertains the newer residents who are eager to learn more about this wonderfully productive and creative area of mostly loving and caring citizens,” he said.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
825 Alexander Dr., Augusta GA 30909
When: Saturday, April 19th, 2014; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The book will be available at events, area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through the publisher at (888)-313-2665.
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Legendary Locals of Augusta
by Don Rhodes
An imprint of Arcadia Publishing
128 pages/ softcover
Available: March 3rd, 2014