Saturday, July 01, 2006

Hancock County Book

Louisiana's Loss, Mississippi's Gain: A History of Hancock County, Mississippi From the Stone Age to the Space Age was written by Robert G. Scharff and published by Brunswick Publishing in 1999. It's a fairly large volume. The author has utilized many sources in his research of the county's history. While the book was written before the devastation to the county caused by Hurricane Katrina, it does contain a great deal of information on the county's history through the 1990s. There is an entire chapter devoted to Hurricane Camille. There are chapters devoted to both the French and Spanish Colonial periods. If you don't already own a copy and are interested in the history of this Gulf Coast county, it is worth adding a copy to your own library. It's available from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.


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