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.
Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta
Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta did not start out to become a thick reference book.
Author Elliott Brack started to write a 100-page book about Gwinnett that people could send to friends to tell about the county ..but it grew and grew. The book is essentially a history of one of the fastest growing counties in the nation since 1950, with emphasis on how the fast growth took place, who directed it and the consequences. In the meantime, Gwinnett has developed into the second biggest county in the state, and the most diverse.
The book is crammed with statistics with more than 125 tables in the Appendix that detail lists of public officials, to schools, service clubs, miles of roads and honorees of various organizations. There must be more than 5,000 names in the Appendix.
And what happens when in Gwinnett? You can determine when it's best to hold an event by checking out the only up-to-date annual calendar of events in the county.
You'll find Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta captures the lives and the stories behind many significant people of the county, while giving insights into the amazing growth and development of this fascinating county. Buy the book.
Elliott Brack is a native Georgian and veteran newspaperman at three different levels.
He published the
weekly Wayne County Press for 12 years; was for 13 years the vice
president and general manager of Gwinnett Daily News, and for 13
years was associate publisher of the Gwinnett section of the Atlanta
Journal and Constitution. He now publishes, in retirement, two Web
sites on Gwinnett
and Georgia news.
He lives with his wife of 51 years in Norcross. They have three children and two grandchildren.