Atlanta

Author: Larry Keating
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439904497
Release Date: 2010-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Troubling stories about private interests over public development in Atlanta.

Leaving Atlanta

Author: Tayari Jones
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446559652
Release Date: 2009-05-30
Genre: Fiction

An award-winning author makes her fiction debut with this coming-of-age story of three young black children set against the backdrop of the Atlanta child murders of 1979.

Building Atlanta

Author: Herman Russell
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613746943
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Born into a blue-collar family in the Jim Crow South, Herman J. Russell built a shoeshine business when he was twelve years old—and used the profits to buy a vacant lot where he built a duplex while he was still a teen. Over the next fifty years, he continued to build businesses, amassing one of the nation’s most profitable minority-owned conglomerates. In Building Atlanta, Russell shares his inspiring life story and reveals how he overcame racism, poverty, and a debilitating speech impediment to become one of the most successful African American entrepreneurs, Atlanta civic leaders, and unsung heroes of the civil rights movement. Not just a typical rags-to-riches story, Russell achieved his success through focus, planning, and humility, and he shares his winning advice throughout. As a millionaire builder before the civil rights movement took hold and a friend of Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young, he quietly helped finance the civil rights crusade, putting up bond for protestors and providing the funds that kept King’s dream alive. He provides a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the role the business community, both black and white working together, played in Atlanta’s peaceful progression from the capital of the racially divided Old South to the financial center of the New South.

Moon Atlanta

Author: Tray Butler
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 9781631211508
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Travel

Skilled writer and journalist Tray Butler offers up his best advice on enjoying Atlanta, from the bustling financial Downtown district to the fabulous flavors of Little Five Points and East Atlanta and beyond. Butler offers unique trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as "The Two-Day Best of Atlanta" and "New South, Old Flavors." Including expert coverage of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the World of Coca-Cola, and Zoo Atlanta, Moon Atlanta gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Classic Atlanta

Author: William R. Mitchell
Publisher: Golden Coast Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39015028914219
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Architecture

Golden Coast books on classic Southern cities chronicle the social and cultural histories of each locale as expressed and revealed through architecture. All are lavishly produced in full color and blend archival and contemporary illustrations with provocative scholarship and charming anecdotes. Each volume features an exclusive, spell-binding portfolio tour of homes and gardens, illustrating how the ever-present Old South awareness of the past is often mixed with resourceful accommodations for modern living. The array of sizes, styles, and taste that unfolds within the portfolios provides a beautiful testament to the vigor and variety of Southern home-building.

City on the Verge

Author: Mark Pendergrast
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465094981
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Social Science

What we can learn from Atlanta's struggle to reinvent itself in the 21st Century Atlanta is on the verge of tremendous rebirth-or inexorable decline. A kind of Petri dish for cities struggling to reinvent themselves, Atlanta has the highest income inequality in the country, gridlocked highways, suburban sprawl, and a history of racial injustice. Yet it is also an energetic, brash young city that prides itself on pragmatic solutions. Today, the most promising catalyst for the city's rebirth is the BeltLine, which the New York Times described as "a staggeringly ambitious engine of urban revitalization." A long-term project that is cutting through forty-five neighborhoods ranging from affluent to impoverished, the BeltLine will complete a twenty-two-mile loop encircling downtown, transforming a massive ring of mostly defunct railways into a series of stunning parks connected by trails and streetcars. Acclaimed author Mark Pendergrast presents a deeply researched, multi-faceted, up-to-the-minute history of the biggest city in America's Southeast, using the BeltLine saga to explore issues of race, education, public health, transportation, business, philanthropy, urban planning, religion, politics, and community. An inspiring narrative of ordinary Americans taking charge of their local communities, City of the Verge provides a model for how cities across the country can reinvent themselves.

Lost Atlanta

Author: Michael Rose
Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited
ISBN: 1909815640
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: History

A vivid journey back into Atlanta's past revealing some of the city's most grievous losses to the wrecking ball Old theaters, hotels, ballparks, civic buildings, and the early transport system of Atlanta are recalled in this book written by an Atlanta historian and his colleagues at the Atlanta History Center. Listed in chronological order the losses stretch back to 1821 and the Creek Indians. Major events in Atlanta history are covered, such as the Civil War destruction of 1864, the Cotton States International Exposition of 1896, the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 right though to 1996 and the dismantling of key venues after the 1996 Olympic Games. Sites include: Georgia State Capitol, Ponce de Leon Springs, Jacob's Pharmacy, Candler Race Track, Union Passenger Depot, Kimball House Hotel, Atlanta Crackers, Buttermilk Bottom, Hebrew Orphanage, Henry Grady Hotel, Plaza Park, 1904 Atlanta Terminal Station, The Omni, the Greyhound Bus Terminal, Fort Hood and the Ponder House, Pidemont Hotel, Lake Abana, the Howard Theatre, and ferries across the Chattahoochee.

Planning Atlanta

Author: Harley F Etienne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351177528
Release Date: 2017-11-08
Genre: Architecture

More than any other major U.S. city, Atlanta regularly reinvents itself. From the Civil War’s devastation to the 1996 Olympic boom to the current housing crisis, the city’s history is a cycle of rise and fall, ruin and resurgence. In Planning Atlanta, two dozen planning practitioners and thought leaders bring the story to life. Together they trace the development of projects like Freedom Parkway and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. They examine the impacts of race relations on planning and policy. They explore Atlanta’s role as a 19th-century rail hub—and as the home of the world’s busiest airport. They probe the city’s economic and environmental growing pains. And they look toward new plans that will shape Atlanta’s next incarnation. Read Planning Atlanta and discover a city where change is always in the wind.

Alternative Atlanta

Author: Marshall Boswell
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780440335269
Release Date: 2005-01-25
Genre: Fiction

In a funny, poignant, wonderfully original debut novel, the author of the acclaimed short-story collection Trouble with Girls weaves a beguiling tale of fathers and sons, sons and lovers…and one unforgettable summer in a young man’s life–somewhere between a past he doesn’t understand and a future he’s not ready to live…. ALTERNATIVE ATLANTA For thirty-year-old Gerald Brinkman, life in Atlanta in the year 1996–the summer of the Olympics–doesn’t feel half bad. Writing reviews of basement rock bands for an alternative paper, Gerald has carefully avoided getting a real job, while watching his old friends from grad school start careers, marriages, and affairs–often with each other. But in this one life-changing summer, something is about to happen that will shake Gerald out of his complacency forever. Gerald’s father, his brilliant, vagabond, and utterly unhelpful father, wants to come and stay with him “for a while.” Ever since childhood, Gerald has tried to bury his relationship with his father under a life of carefully crafted wrong turns. And now Paul Brinkman has shown up with trash bags full of belongings, a medical crisis, and an unbearable confession to make. But Gerald knows one thing for sure: He doesn’t want to hear it. Try as he might to stop it, the future is bearing down on him. A job is being dangled in New York. A secret from his past is waiting to be revealed. An ex-girlfriend is suddenly sending mixed signals. And in one moment in one summer in the city of Atlanta, everything is about to change forever. When it does, Gerald is going to have a whole new vision of who he is, who his father and friends are, and what he must do next. An exhilarating and touching novel about family and flirtations, growing up and letting go, Alternative Atlanta brilliantly captures a time of life when everything seems possible and impossible at the same time. It is a work of dazzling storytelling from a writer of immense gifts. From the Hardcover edition.

Atlanta

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Release Date: 2006-03
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Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region. Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region.

Atlanta

Author: Larry Keating
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439904497
Release Date: 2010-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Troubling stories about private interests over public development in Atlanta.

Atlanta

Author: Michael Schmelling
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811872777
Release Date: 2010-11-10
Genre: Music

Since the late 1990s, Atlanta has become a dominant center of hip-hophome to mega-selling artists like OutKast, T-Pain, and T.I., and host to an electric mix of superstars, aspiring young rappers, and inspired fans. In Atlanta, photographer Michael Schmelling documents the artists, the fans, and the musical vitality of a city that is always redefining hip-hop. Featuring more than 160 photos, from up-and-coming rappers to club kids to multiplatinum artists, Atlanta also includes essays on the city's hip hop culture by writer Kelefa Sanneh, interviews with key Atlanta figures like Gucci Mane, Andr 3000, Big Boi, Shawty Lo, Ludacris, and The-Dream, and a download mixtape of unreleased tracks.

Atlanta

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Release Date: 2004-09
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Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region. Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region.

Atlanta and Environs A Chronicle of Its People and Events Vol 1 1820s 1870s

Author: Franklin M. Garrett
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820339030
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: History

"Atlanta and Environs" is, in every way, an exhaustive history of the Atlanta Area from the time of its settlement in the 1820s through the 1970s. Volumes I and II, together more than two thousand pages in length, represent a quarter century of research by their author, Franklin M. Garrett--a man called "a walking encyclopedia on Atlanta history" by the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution." With the publication of Volume III, by Harold H. Martin, this chronicle of the South's most vibrant city incorporates the spectacular growth and enterprise that have characterized Atlanta in recent decades. The work is arranged chronologically, with a section devoted to each decade, a chapter to each year. Volume I covers the history of Atlanta and its people up to 1880--ranging from the city's founding as "Terminus" through its Civil War destruction and subsequent phoenixlike rebirth. Volume II details Atlanta's development from 1880 through the 1930s--including occurrences of such diversity as the development of the Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta premiere of Gone with the Wind. Taking up the city's fortunes in the 1940s, Volume III spans the years of Atlanta's greatest growth. Tracing the rise of new building on the downtown skyline and the construction of Hartsfield International Airport on the city's perimeter, covering the politics at City Hall and the box scores of Atlanta's new baseball team, recounting the changing terms of race relations and the city's growing support of the arts, the last volume of "Atlanta and Environs" documents the maturation of the South's preeminent city.