Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better gift for Dad than the gift of history found at Oakland Cemetery. Here are a few of our favorite items that can be found in our Visitors Center & Museum Shop:
Prohibition in Atlanta: Temperance, Tiger Kings & White Lightning
By Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle
When people think of the Prohibition years, images of flappers, gangsters and secret speakeasies immediately come to mind. But these times were more than just tommy guns, fringed dresses and illegal vodka in a teacup, these times were filled with temperance zealots, blind tigers and of course, white lightning all in a city that was still struggling to reestablish itself after the destruction that was the Civil War. Prohibition in Atlanta weaves a tale of Prohibition in the Gate City of the South and the moral and legal repercussions that still linger today. You can pick this book up as a gift for that special Dad in your life, and while you’re at it, come on out to the Malts and Vaults: Where Beer Meets History tour here this Saturday at 7 p.m. After the tour, meet the authors of Prohibition In Atlanta who will be autographing copies of their latest work. The wonderful people at My Friends Growler Shop will be hosting a post-tour beer tasting under the porte-cochere, and your Malts & Vaults tour receipt is also good for deals and discounts at Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House, Mezcalito’s Cocina & Tequila Bar and Doc Chey’s Noodle House Grant Park. Come out and make a day of it with Dad! Tour tickets are available online only, through TicketAlternative.com.
Down the Fairway
by Robert T. Jones Jr. & O.B. Keeler
Some consider Robert “Bobby” T. Jones Jr. the greatest golfer that ever lived. He won the “Impregnable Quadrilateral”, founded the Masters tournament and created Augusta National Golf Club. However, Bobby Jones wrote Down the Fairway with his journalist friend O.B. Keeler before he had achieved any of that. His autobiography and instructional guide written at the tender age of 25 reveals the wit, wisdom and character that Jones was known for. This edition includes a new foreword by Jones’ grandson and photos seen in the film “Bobby Jones – Stroke of Genius.”
Bobby Jones and the Quest for The Grand Slam
By Catherine M. Lewis
To win The British Amateur, The British Open, the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur in a single year is now known as The Grand Slam and Bobby Jones is the only golfer in the world to have accomplished this incredible feat in the same calendar year. On the 50th anniversary of this triumph, a writer for The New Yorker, Herbert Warren Wind asked the question “How is it that he [Jones] remains so alive for us and that what he did in 1930 continues to hold meaning for us and to give us pleasure?” This book (which was published 25 years after Wind’s quote) seeks to answer that very question. Bobby Jones and the Quest for The Grand Slam detailsJones’ road to victory in words and pictures. The book also includes a DVD entitled “The Story of Golf” narrated by Jim McKay.
Bobby Jones: The Game of Life
After a stop by Jones’ final resting place at Historic Oakland Cemetery, head up to Emory University’s Manuscript Archives and Rare Books Library for an exhibition that celebrates Jones’ life and legacy. Bobby Jones: The Game of Life is free and open to the public, and is on exhibition through Nov. 13.