Historian Russell B. Guerin will be at Bay Books from 5:00-7:00 on Saturday, June, 14th to sign his Hancock County history book, Early Hancock County: A Few of Her People and Some of Their Stories.
Early Hancock County is a collection of stories about Hancock County, Mississippi and some of its people. Hancock County is only a small corner of a large state, but it has a rich history involving pirates, the Civil War, cotton plantations, slavery and Native Americans. Many stories of important events and their participants have been passed down as legends. It is the task of this book to uncover and explain the truths that are the bases of the myth, to find and report as much as possible through primary evidence and written history. In the process, names will be recognized as more than local significance, such as J.F.H. Claiborne, Jean Lafitte, Simon Favre, Andrew Jackson, Jr. and the tantalizing, mysterious Jean Blanque. Readers may evolve in the fullness of their own humanity in knowing and understanding what came before.
Russell B. Guerin is a retired resident of Hancock County, Mississippi who has made the pursuit of its history his overwhelming passion. In 2011, Russell Guerin received the Heritage Award from the Bay St. Louis Historic Preservation Commission. His research was deemed important to the community's activity in preserving its past.
For more information about this event or to reserve your copy of Early Hancock County: A Few of Her People and Some of Their Stories, please contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688
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