Educational Materials and Informative Publishing
Hermograph Press World Books
Walking the Line (2014)
Rediscovering and Touring the Civil War Defenses on Modern Atlanta's Landscapes
What kept General Sherman out of Atlanta for six weeks when he had superior numbers of forces? An encircling line of 36 cannon forts and defensive lines between them. They never fell, they were abandoned when the Confederates realized they could not get supplies when all the rail lines were cut. The Union forces admired them, then left town on Sherman's March, and the forts were soon forgotten.
"Walking the Line" tells you where you can go by foot, bike and car to
find the locations of the lines and forts, including those places where,
if you know what to look for, you can still see their remains.
Complete with maps, photos, and directions!
The Colonia Tour Book (2017)
A Guide to the Roman City that Became Cologne
Visit the ancient city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, aka CCAA or Colonia, the ancient Roman provincial capital city that became today's Cologne, Germany. This 5x8 wire-bound guidebook leads you on six walking or streetcar/tram trails to see Colonia's remains: streets, harbor island, forts and city wall (still around in parts from more than 1500 years ago!), building ruins above and below ground, what's left of its aqueduct that brought water to the city (and was the longest Rome ever made), cemeteries and graves, and guard towers. English language edition.
Nine Days Traveling (2020)
Lafayette's 1825 Alabama Tour, Today's Historical Road Trip
In 1825 the Marquis de Lafayette, during the course of a one-year tour of the United States, visited the new state of Alabama, his first time west of the Appalachian Mountains. For nine days he journeyed along the Federal Road, one of the first government-made roads connecting the far ends of the nation, through the Creek Nation still existing but actually doomed to cease, and down the Alabama River on one of the earliest steam boats. Where did he go? If he did the trip today, what would he see? What would be the same? What would be different? And how would you follow along with him on modern roads?
"Nine Days Traveling" is your guidebook to the 37 places and route
Lafayette took through the state, with driving directions, modern maps,
over 100 photographs, walking tour maps, and side trips, from the banks
of the Chattahoochee River near Georgia's Fort Benning to Montgomery,
then down to the once-French/English/Spanish city of Mobile and Mobile Point on
the Gulf of Mexico.