Books about Atlanta and Cobb County

We’ve assembled a collection of books about metro Atlanta and Cobb County.  The collection includes history and current events.

Six Flags Over Georgia at 50

Six Flags Over Georgia at 50

$9.99
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Six Flags Over Georgia at 50 is both a reference book and a walk down memory lane. It includes facts about the park, a timeline of attractions, and a dictionary of the attractions (both former and current) that have delighted park goers for five decades. More info →
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Smyrna (Images of America)

Smyrna (Images of America)

$21.99
Smyrna began as a religious campground in the 1830s and was then settled by pioneers along the Western & Atlantic Railroad line running from Atlanta through Smyrna to Chattanooga. In the summer of 1864, the Civil War battles of Smyrna and Ruff’s Mill devastated the area, but the community recovere... More info →
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A Brief History of Smyrna, Georgia

A Brief History of Smyrna, Georgia

The dynamic city of Smyrna, Georgia, situated a scant fifteen miles northwest of Atlanta, has a fascinating history. In July 1864, two significant battles were fought within the confines of present-day Smyrna as General Sherman's Federal juggernaut converged on the "Gateway City" of Atlanta. The tow... More info →
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Contesting the New South Order: The 1914-1915 Strike at Atlanta’s Fulton Mills

Contesting the New South Order: The 1914-1915 Strike at Atlanta’s Fulton Mills

In May 1914, workers walked off their jobs at Atlanta's Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, launching a lengthy strike that was at the heart of the American Federation of Labor's first major attempt to organize southern workers in over a decade. In its celebrity, the Fulton Mills strike was the regional co... More info →
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Rich’s: A Southern Institution (Landmarks)

Rich’s: A Southern Institution (Landmarks)

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In 1867, less than three years after the Civil War left the city in ruins, Hungarian Jewish immigrant Morris Rich opened a small dry goods store on what is now Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. Over time, his brothers Emanuel and Daniel joined the business; within a century, it became a retailin... More info →
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Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City 1946-1996

Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City 1946-1996

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For visitors and recent arrivals, Atlanta Rising, will serve as the essential primer on the ins and outs of the South's capital city. For natives, the book offers up a rich menu of surprising new facts and fresh insights about their own hometown. More info →
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The Varsity (Images of America)

The Varsity (Images of America)

$21.99
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Just the name The Varsity can set generations of mouths watering. What started in 1928 as one man’s efforts to bring affordable food to students, grew quickly into a fast food institution. The world’s largest drive-in since the 1950s, The Varsity’s menu has changed little since Frank Gordy ope... More info →
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Living Atlanta: An Oral History of the City, 1914-1948 (Brown Thrasher Books Ser.)

Living Atlanta: An Oral History of the City, 1914-1948 (Brown Thrasher Books Ser.)

$30.95
From the memories of everyday experience, Living Atlanta vividly recreates life in the city during the three decades from World War I through World War II―a period in which a small, regional capital became a center of industry, education, finance, commerce, and travel. This profusely illustrated v... More info →
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Peachtree Creek: A Natural and Unnatural History of Atlanta’s Watershed

Peachtree Creek: A Natural and Unnatural History of Atlanta’s Watershed

$36.95
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In 1990 David Kaufman decided to explore Peachtree Creek from its headwaters to its confluence with the Chattahoochee River. For thirteen years he paddled the creek, photographed it, and researched its history as the Atlanta area's major watershed. The result is Peachtree Creek, a compelling mix of ... More info →
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Cobb County, Georgia Cemeteries Volume 1 Revised and Updated

Cobb County, Georgia Cemeteries Volume 1 Revised and Updated

A survey of Cobb County, Georgia cemeteries between 1981 and 1984 for Districts 1, 16, and 17. An additional survey was completed in 1998 to have the most current information. Includes maps of the land lots within Cobb County. Also includes Roswell Methodist, Founders, and Roswell Presbyterian cemet... More info →
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Cobb County, Georgia and the Origins of the Suburban South: A Twentieth-Century History
Cobb County   (GA)  (Images of America)

Cobb County (GA) (Images of America)

$21.99
Cobb County was a wilderness of virgin forests and unspoiled vistas inhabited by the Creek and Cherokee Indians when the first settlers began arriving in the early 1800s. Farms, railroads, booming trade, new houses, schools and churches, and industrial development soon marked the area. After the sta... More info →
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