KSU Press named as a finalist in Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 27‚ 2007) – The Kennesaw State University Press is pleased to announce its…

Georgia (Feb 27, 2007) — KSU Press named as a finalist in Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

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Frances Weyand Harrison

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 27‚ 2007) – The Kennesaw State University Press is pleased to announce its recent publication‚ Footprints Across the South: Bartram’s Trail Revisited‚ has been named a finalist for the 2007 Book of the Year Awards by ForeWord magazine. More than 1‚400 books were entered in 59 categories from prestigious independent presses like those at MIT‚ the University of Georgia‚ Oxford University‚ and Cambridge University‚ among others. Winners will be announced at this summer's BookExpo America Convention in New York City.

The Kennesaw State University Press acts as the publishing arm of Kennesaw State University‚ the third largest university in the state of Georgia. Since its inception in 2004‚ The KSU Press has published nearly twenty books and journals geared toward an educated general audience‚ including higher education specialists and enthusiasts. Copies of KSU Press books can be purchased online at www.kennesaw.edu/ksupress and at the KSU bookstore on campus.

About the Book
In Footprints Across the South: Bartram’s Trail Revisited‚ author James Kautz travels the path of William Bartram‚ a botanist from Philadelphia who explored the American Southeast in the 1770s. Beginning in Charleston‚ South Carolina‚ and ending in Baton Rouge‚ Louisiana‚ Kautz compares the conditions at the time of the nation’s founding with the social and natural environment of today.

About the Author
James Kautz‚ Ph. D.‚taught at three colleges in the American South and conducted archaeological explorations in the Middle East and North America before working in human services in Louisiana and Georgia. In 2001‚ he began his quest along Bartram’s Trail. In the course of five years‚ he traveled 15‚000 miles across seven states‚ tramped trails‚ paddled and motored rivers and streams‚ and interviewed dozens of residents‚ scientists‚ and community leaders in revisiting Bartram’s Trail.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu