The first installment of the "Meet the Author" program
series by the Cullman County Public Library System will kick off at 1:00
P.M. on Friday, January 12, 2007 at the Cullman Branch Library.
signing will last from 1 until 4 PM, and the authors will discuss their
works from 2 PM until 3 PM.
This program's featured authors are Robert S. Davis and Barbara
Rigsby. Davis is the director of the Family and Regional
History Program at Wallace State College, and has authored "Ghost's
and Shadows of Andersonville" which was recently published
by Mercer University Press. "Ghosts" is described as a work which "uncovers
the lost history of the prison itself, the least understood element of
this massive human tragedy in Civil War Georgia. While a work of deep
introspection and high adventure, it also corrects myths, misunderstandings,
and major mistakes that have appeared in print and popular history." Davis
has written numerous other books and articles on genealogy and family
history, including "Tracing Your Alabama Past", which
is the definitive guidebook on conducting research in Alabama genealogy.
Rigsby is the noted food columnist with "The Cullman Times" Her
most recent work is "Taste A Memory", a
cookbook which details many of the foods and cooking styles experienced
during the lifetime of this Cullman culinary genius.
Copies of "Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville" and "Taste A
Memory" will be available for purchase and the authors
will be signing their works. Proceeds from the sale of "Ghosts" benefit
the library. Admission to the book discussion is free and everyone
For more information, please contact Lesia Coleman at 256-736-2011.