New Books


One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II

University of North Carolina Press (2012)

By M. Todd Bennett (PhD ’01)

Closely analyzing film, diplomatic correspondence, propagandists’ logs and movie studio records, Bennett rethinks traditional scholarship on World War II diplomacy by examining the ways that Hollywood and the Allies worked together to prepare for and enact the war effort.














Around the Southern Table

Oxmoor House (2012)

By Rebecca Lang (ABJ ’99)

Join ninth-generation Southerner Rebecca Lang as she serves up 150 fresh, from-scratch recipes and shares the beloved tables, serving pieces and hospitality that make Southern meals such a pleasure.












Banjo Songs

AuthorHouse (2012)

By Jack B. Hood (AB ’69, JD ’71)

In this novel, Sam Stone, a retired assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham, Ala., defends a Pakistani-American physician who is accused of murdering his brother due to an attempted honor killing in the family.














Mystery in Philosophy: An Invocation of Pseudo-Dionysius

Rowman & Littlefield (2012)

By Michael Craig Rhodes (AB ’96, MA ’99)

Through an original discussion of the great early champion of ‘negative theology’, Pseudo-Dionysius, Rhodes develops a rich and attractive concept of being as an “icon” of transcendent mystery.















Dare Not Blink

Navigator Books (2012)

By Gerald Gillis (BBA ’70)

This thriller follows an Atlanta business executive who finds himself in the fight of his professional life after the sudden and unsettling death of the firm’s founder.















Brittle Innings

Fairwood Press (2012)

By Michael Bishop (BA ’68, MA ’69)

In 1943, with the country at war, 17-year-old shortstop Danny Boles joins a Class C baseball farm club in the Chattahoochee Valley League and sets out on an odyssey into strange relationships, dramatic escapades and lessons about life, dreams, desire and growing up. Reprint of the 1994 publication.















Silver’s Odyssey

AuthorHouse (2012)

By Henry C. Duggan III (BBA ’63)

Set in 1622, this work of historical fiction chronicles a soldier’s survival trek through coastal and inland Florida after the sinking of the silver-laden Spanish galleon Atocha in the Florida Keys.


The Decline of the Daily Newspaper: How an American Institution Lost the Online Revolution

Peter Lang Publishing (2012)

By Keith Herndon (ABJ ’82)

This book describes the failure of the U.S. newspaper industry to adapt in the online era, examining the issues and forces that shaped the industry from the formative years of the online era through today’s wireless-based marketplace.
















Couillon: A Novella

Nellie Writes (2012)

By Nellie (Sara Stark) Williamson (BA ’86)

Janice, a naïve 30-something from one of New Orleans’ old money families, is obsessed with Brad. But when Janice makes a voodoo doll Brad becomes the obsessed, and Janice has to grow up fast, learning that wishes should be well thought out and that dolls aren’t for play.


Ghosts of Grandeur: Georgia’s Lost Antebellum Homes and Plantations

Donning Company Publishers (2012)

By Michael W. Kitchens (BBA ’88)

After 17 years of research, Kitchens records the stories of 94 of Georgia’s great antebellum mansions that have been lost to fire, neglect and “progress,” featuring more than 200 images of these vanished homes and their grounds.













Powers Not Delegated

BQB Publishing (2012)

By James Rodney Page (ABJ ’69)

This fast-moving political thriller follows Georgia Congressman Tyler Armistead as he faces enormous obstacles if he chooses to run for president as the Liberty Party candidate. The book is set against a backdrop of corrupt Democratic administration, an out-of-touch Republican Party and demons that resulted from combat during the first Gulf War.















Wandering in the Woods: A Book of Poetry

Xlibris Publishing (2012)

By Philip M. Mathis (EdD ’73)

The beauty of nature, life and woodland ecosystems emerge from rhythmic, evocative language in Mathis’ second book of poetry.















Ready, Set, Go! 10 Steps to Building A Career You Can Be Passionate About!

BookLogix (2012)

By David Reddick (BBA ’68)

This book is about getting to the next opportunity and keeping a positive attitude, a common sense game plan offering real advice from real experience.















You WANT to be ‘Left Behind’: Essays on the Bible and Popular End Times Teachings

CreateSpace (2012)

By J.M. Smith (BFA ’00)

This book looks at various issues surrounding popular End Times teachings.














I’m Sorry For Your Loss: Hope and Guidance in Managing Your Grief

Incredible Messages Press (2012)

By Lillian Lang Meyers (AB ’48)

Grief educator Lillian Meyers shares her expertise, personal experience and compassion in clear, accessible language, with stories of courageous individuals who have lost loved ones, mourned deeply and reconnected with life in positive ways.















The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails

Wiley (2012)

By Steven M. Sears (ABJ ’90)

This book provides a new approach to investing based on how Wall Street insiders approach the market.















Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible

Yale University Press (2012)

By Mark A. Chancey (AB ’90, MA ’92) with Eric M. Meyers

This overview of Palestine’s archaeological record from Greek and Roman periods sheds new light on the cultural environment in which early Judaism and Christianity emerged.














The Resurrectionist

W. W. Norton & Company (2013)

By Matthew Guinn (AB ’92)

This work of historical fiction follows a young doctor as he wrestles with the legacy of a slave “resurrectionist” owned by his South Carolina medical school.


A Rabbit Runs in a Circle

By Frank Hamrick (BFA ’00)

This collection of 21 black and white photographs is printed in a two-sided book format, with one side comprised of photos from Hamrick’s trip to Cortona, Italy, as a student, and the other side comprised of photos from when he returned seven years later as a visiting professor.


MYP Technology

TEACHINGpoint (2012)

By W. Jason Reagin (MEd ’98)

This set of teaching material is designed to assist teachers new to the subject of International Baccalaureate MYP Technology. Included are lesson plans, formative and summative assessment tasks, worksheets and more.