They Don't Make People Like They Used to

By: Briggs, Addie Garrison

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This true and exciting story collection concerns a little known area of south Georgia, in Telfair County. The town of Milan (locally pronounced My-lan) and the countryside present a series of family dramas dating back to the early 1800's. Addie Garrison Briggs, the author, introduces her family saga in her own words: "Contrary to what one often reads in local histories and genealogies, our ancestors were not all saints. Neither were they all war heroes and most of them were far more likely to struggle along on a small farm than to own a large plantation. In short, one might say that our forebears failed to live up to our expectations. The trouble with these ancestors was that they were real people. Sometimes they were good, sometimes bad; sometimes they were wise, and sometimes foolish. Perhaps they were a bit like us, with one major difference. There seems to have been more of a spirited quality to their lives. Whatever a man's actions, whether funny, tragic, or decidedly wicked, he did it with a definite dash. Therefore, while their lives may embarrass us, they will at the same time unquestionably intrigue us."

Title: They Don't Make People Like They Used to

Author Name: Briggs, Addie Garrison

Categories: Other,

Publisher: MMJW BookHouse:

ISBN Number: 0983936587

ISBN Number 13: 9780983936589

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780983936589

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