MGA Bookstores Host Signings for Faculty Authors of Callaway Biography

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 6:57 PM
Categories: Faculty/Staff | Pressroom | College of Arts and Sciences


Macon, GA


Dr. Buckner F. Melton Jr. and Dr. Carol Willcox Melton, both members of the history faculty at Middle Georgia State University, will sign copies of their new book, “"Fuller E. Callaway: Portrait of a New South Citizen," from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Macon Campus bookstore, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Cochran Campus bookstore.

The Cochran signing will take place during open house for The Georgia Academy and the grand opening of the campus's relocated bookstore.

Both signing events are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book may be purchased at the campus bookstores.

Callaway, an American textile manufacturer from LaGrange,Ga., was regarded as one of the leading industrial magnates of the Southern U.S. during the first decades of the 20th century. The biography was just published by Looking Glass Books in conjunction with the Georgia Humanities Council and the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation.

From the publisher: “In rich narrative style, the Meltons capture Callaway’s outsized personality and unmatched work ethic, his knack for innovation, flair for marketing spectacle, innate business brilliance and bold eye for opportunity, all leading him to a major role on the turbulent stage of the rapidly changing 'New South.'”

Cochran and Macon campus maps and directions: www.mga.edu/about/maps.aspx

For more information, contact the Middle Georgia State University Campus Stores at (478) 934-3041.