New "Meet the Author" Series
at CCPLS begins Jan. 12

Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville

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.

The book 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 is welcome.

For more information, please contact Lesia Coleman at 256-736-2011.