My newest book, A Georgia Tidewater Companion, has just come out and is now available online from Amazon and from book sellers in coastal Georgia. It is getting nice reviews and I have done several power point lectures about the book, focusing on my coastal Georgia family legacies and my historical research disciplines, based on a long-standing thematic approach of "ecology as history" on the tidewater.
Sapelo: People and Place on a Georgia Sea Island--The manuscript has been completed, gone through academic peer review and has been approved for publication by the editorial board of the University of Georgia Press with a release date in mid-2016. This has been an exciting project. Coupled with Ben Galland's incredible color images, Sapelo is sure to be a nice addition to any coastal Georgia book collection.
My latest project is a complete revision and re-casting of Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater, which recently went of print after six re-printings over a period of 12 years. I decided that now would be a most propitious time to revise and update the 850-page book to incorporate my more recent research as well as add new insights based on things that have altered my earlier thinking about various aspects of coastal Georgia history. Additionally, I intend to incorporate all 58 appendices--material added to the end of Early Days with each succeeding edition--into the flow of the book to make a continuous and smooth narrative with all that additional information. Thus, this will be a "new" book in every sense of the word, better written, and more in-depth. The new edition will be published as a softcover book by CreateSpace, the publishing branch of Amazon that produced my Tidewater Companion earlier this year. The "new" Early Days will be available in early 2016. I think all of you who have copies of the previous editions will like this new edition even more. The major difference in the new versus the old book is that the new edition will not have all the images that the earlier editions had for reasons of space constraints. In order to incorporate all the new text it was necessary to eliminate the pictures, otherwise the new book would have run well over a thousand pages and would have been prohibitively expensive to publish. However, most of you with copies of the original book will have the illustrations anyway, plus copies of the original can still be found on Amazon and other online sites that deal in out-of-print books. On the plus side, the new Early Days will have 45 pages of maps to supplement and amplify the text. Virtually all of the maps in the old edition will be incorporated into the new.
Your comments on these developments are most welcome!