Friday, October 8, 2010

Updated Georgia Civil War guide on sale

An updated version of "Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia" will officially be unveiled at the Atlanta History Center Saturday morning.

The 11 a.m. event is put on by the Georgia Department of Economic Development to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the war. Copies of the publication, which lists for $22.95 in paper, will be available for purchase and can be signed by co-author Barry Brown.

The University of Georgia Press book, which covers 350 sites, was written by former Georgia Civil War Commission staff members Brown and Gordon R. Elwell. The full-color edition is a significantly expanded version of the guide released in 1994.

"Crossroads" serves the "dual purpose as tour guide and as an in-depth history of Civil War Georgia. Included are over 200 modern and period photographs, images, maps, GPS coordinates, and a detailed chronology of events as they unfolded during the four-year conflict," the state says.

"Crossroads" is available at area bookstores, and other online sites.

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