Previously out of print, Elliott Brack's 850-page history, "Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta," is now available again. 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.
Two versions of the book are available. The hardback edition is priced at $75, while a softback edition is $40. Books are available at:
You can also order books
through the Internet. To do that, go to www.elliottbrack.com
to place your order. For mail orders, there is a $5 shipping and handling fee.
Purchases are also subject to the 6 percent Georgia sales tax.
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.