History of Cobb County
I just finished reading the book Cobb County, Georgia and the Origins of the Suburban South, A Twentieth-Century History by Thomas Allen Scott.
The book is 798 pages (not counting the index and end-notes) of endless in-depth looks at historical events in Cobb County and the behind the scenes politics and business decisions of how things came to be. To me it was a thrill to read the names of people and places you have know of all your life and learn much more about why than I did before.
On some of the things he brought up he gave you a brief history of some place else, which influenced in one way or the other why what ever happened here.
The author, Tom Scott, is a history professor at Kennesaw College, who surprisingly, is not a native Georgian. He has really brought out the essence of Cobb County and its spirit.
I have mentioned this before and this give some credence to my theory that ones does a better job writing a analytical report on a specific mass of people if they are not born as one of those people he is looking at… to be on the outside looking in, so to speak. However, Dr. Scott and his wife Kathy are now part of the innards themselves, as very active members of the Cobb Landmarks Society, which is a organization to preserve old landmarks and preserve old neighborhoods and other things that are being bulldozed away. There would have been much more bulldozing if it wasn’t for them
I really enjoyed the book.