Book Signing June 23

cook book

Elizabeth Weaver of ‘Elizabeth’s Edibles’  will be available to discuss and sign “Generations of Edibles: A Southern Legacy”. Tasting samples will also be available!

Elizabeth is a personal chef and a southern girl who has a love affair with cooking. She grew up around great home cooks and worked in the arts for 3 decades. This book brings together her love of her family recipes, entertaining and her desire to help anyone learn to cook.

Book Signing – June 16

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing  SATURDAY   June 16th from   1 to 5 PM.   Pete Mecca will be available to discuss and sign “VETERANS: STORIES FROM AMERICA’S BEST”.

Per one review, “VETERANS: STORIES FROM AMERICA’S BEST captures the voices of the men and women sent to war in far-off lands during America’s wars of the last century. Many kept their experiences, whether brutal, humane, or comedic, under tight wraps. Pete Mecca has sought out these veterans and, in giving them an opportunity to tell their stories, shows their wartime experiences to be powerful and poignant. Their voices speak loud and clear as they tell their stories in this stark and moving book.”

Book Signing June 15

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing  FRIDAY   June 15th from   5 to 8 PM.   Janet Elizabeth Croon will be available to discuss and sign “The War Outside My Window : The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865″ (Savas Beatie, 2018).
This unique document—rare for its teenager’s perspective, rare for its register of daily pain across five years—is a testament to what it means to watch the world of the Confederacy slowly fall as one’s body fails, too.   LeRoy Gresham, from Macon, Georgia, began writing his diary at twelve years old.   His leg had been smashed by falling rubble from a chimney of a burned-out house that he and friends were exploring.  LeRoy writes daily, most often from a reclined position and with a mind full of good humor and acid wit.   He covers the goings on of his home, family, slaves, and the people who pass through town and his house, as well as what he reads in newspapers and in a never-ending stream of novels. The war proceeds with fits and starts, and he adds his cheers for the Confederacy, until, finally, the dream of that nation comes to an end, and he also dies, at the age of seventeen. The cause, it is today decided in a detailed medical afterward written by a specialist in nineteenth-century medicine, was spinal tuberculosis, something much more insidious than a broken leg.

Signing June 9

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing SATURDAY June 9th from 1 to 5 PM.   Rebecca Vaughn of Fideli Publishing will be available to discuss the new edition of  “20 YEARS IN THE SECRET SERVICE: MY LIFE WITH FIVE PRESIDENTS”.

U.S. Secret Service Agent Rufus Youngblood was in charge of the vice presidential detail on that tragic day in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Immediately upon hearing shots being fired, he pushed Lyndon B. Johnson to the floor of their limousine, shielding the vice president’s body with his own.  This memoir, originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1973, is a candid account of Youngblood’s tenure with this crucial government agency during which he was assigned to protect Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Going behind the scenes of some of America’s most pivotal events, he describes the complexities, the risks, and the constant tensions of protecting the American president—including some of the humorous moments and unique characteristics of the chief executives themselves. This new edition now includes 48 pages of archival photographs to enhance readers’ appreciation of this personal,
firsthand account of a critical period in American history.

Acworth Bookstore – June Events

Acworth Bookstore will hold FOUR book signings during June.

On June 9th, Rufus Youngblood will be signing “20 Years in the Secret Service”.

On June 15th, Jan Croon and Ted Savas will be promoting Jan’s newest book, “The War Outside My Window”.

On June 16th, Pete Mecca will be signing  “Veterans: Stories from America’s Best”.

And on June 23rd, “Generations of Edibles: A Southern Legacy” will be signed by Elizabeth Weaver, along with food samplings from her cookbook.

Also, the Classic Car Show will be held in downtown Acworth on Saturday June 30th.

Book Signing May 12 – Michael Pressman

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing Saturday May 12th  from 1 to 5 PM.  Michael Pressman will be signing his new book “The Ribbon Creek Marines”. Michael tells the story of Marines going through training at Parris Island SC in the 1960s. The book also includes the telling of a tragic training incident that occurred in April 1956.

Book Signing April 28 – Brian Wills

Inglorious Passages

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing Saturday April 28th  from 1 to 5 PM.  Brian Wills will be signing his new book “Inglorious Passages: Noncombat Deaths in the American Civil War”.  Brian is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University. “Inglorious Passages” for the first time gives these noncombat deaths due consideration.