• Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
  • Scarlett, Alexandria Ripley
  • Leaving Atlanta: A Novel, Tayari Jones

Traditional Guidebooks

  • Frommer's Atlanta, 2005
  • Insight Guide Atlanta and Savannah, 2000
  • 147 Fun Things to To in Atlanta, 2005
  • Moon Handbooks:  Georgia, 2005

Digital Guidebooks (free)

  • Wcities Pod Guide - Atlanta , a travel guide for your ipod.
  • Schmap Atlanta Guide , downloadable guide for your PC with photos, reviews, dynamic maps, hotels, restaurants, suggested tours, etc.
  • Travelgoat - Online guide and community with audio tours, video tours, walking tours and information about tourist destinations

Local History

  • White Flight:  Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism, Kevin Kruse
  • Atlanta Then and Now, Michael Rose
  • Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, Gary Pomerantz

Further Reading:  browse the Atlanta section of the Schmap Travel Store.

Travel Pictorial - Country or Natural Wonder

Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).

Travel Guide(s) - Country, Region or City

Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s)  you like the best.

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide(s)
  • Insight / Discovery Channel Travel Guide(s)
  • Lonely Planet Guide(s)
  • AA Explorer, AA Key or AA Spiral Guide(s)
  • Note: You will find about thirteen ( 13+ ) other publishing companies  travel guides in bookstores.  

Travel Books - Children or Junior

Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.

Travel DVD or Video Viewing

  • These are a few ideas for finding Travel DVD's in your local area.

  • Local Video Rental Store
  • Local Library - Travel Video or DVD
  • Any large music store will have a range of travel DVD's or  Video's on sale.
  • Travel Video Store has an excellent internet site.
  • BBC Video series website section
  • Pilot Travel Guide series 
  • National  Geographic Travel DVD or Video Series
  • Escorted Tour Companies  DVD or Video's  e.g. Rick Steves' 
  • National Tourist Bureaus MAY have a introduction Video or DVD on offer  or Photo Gallery on their Internet site