By Matthew Jennings of Macon
128 pages, $21.99 (Arcadia Publishing)
What’s it’s about: People have called the land near the Ocmulgee River home for a long time, perhaps as many as 17,000 years, and each successive group has left its mark on the landscape. Matthew Jennings, a Middle Georgia State University history professor, has selected scores of striking images, mainly from the archival collection at the Ocmulgee National Monument, to illustrate the site’s beauty and dynamism.
The author says: The pictures tell stories about Ocmulgee that can inspire as well as infuriate, but, above all, the images, like the site they document, remind people of the power of the past and their connection to it.
Where to find it: Ocmulgee National Monument, Golden Bough Bookstore, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, and online from Arcadia Publishing.
By the same author: “New Worlds of Violence: Cultures and Conquests in the Early American Southeast” (University of Tennessee Press); with Stephen Taylor, “Images of America: Charleston, S.C.” (Arcadia Publishing); and “The Flower Hunter and the People: William Bartram in the Native American Southeast” (Mercer University Press).