history book now available for Kindle, tablets through Amazon
Previously out of print, Elliott Brack's 850-page history, "Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta," is now available as an e-book through Amazon.
Since its original publication, the book was declared the winner of the 2010 Award of Excellence for documenting Georgia history by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board. It is also the winner of the Gwinnett Historical Society's Whitworth-Flanigan Award for 2011 for preserving the history of Gwinnett County.
The book includes
143 demographic and historic tables, with more than 4,000 names in the
index, and 10,000 names in the appendix.
NEWS ABOUT GWINNETT
To stay up-to-date about Gwinnett County, read Elliott Brack's GwinnettForum twice a week.
Elliott Brack is a native Georgian, a graduate of Mercer University and holds a master's degree from the University of Iowa.
He for 12 years published a weekly newspaper, the Wayne County Press in Jesup, Ga., and for 12 years he was vice president and general manager of Gwinnett Daily News, He also held a similar position with the Marietta Daily Journal. He has also been a visiting associate professor of journalism for nine years at the University of Georgia, teaching newspaper management.
For another 13 years,
he was associate publisher of the Gwinnett section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
and wrote a column about Gwinnett four times a week. He presently is publishing
an executive news digest of Georgia produced each business day, and GwinnettForum,
an Internet moderated discussion site. He's also working on a book on
the recent history of Gwinnett County.
He and his wife, Barbara, live in Norcross. They have three adult children and two grandaughters. They are members of Christ Episcopal Church. Among his avocations are traveling and hiking in the North Georgia mountains.