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Dust jacket design and typography. The first sample image shows the spine, front cover, and the front flap.


"A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff" recounts the rise and fall of Georgia’s rural population as told
through the story of Charles Graves Rawlings. His life followed the fortunes of cotton-based agriculture and Georgia’s small towns after the Civil War. From modest beginnings as a liveryman, Rawlings acquired nearly 40,000 acres of land, as well as a bank, a railroad, and other businesses. By 1920, he was one of the state’s wealthier men, with a loving wife and family, and powerful political connections. Five years later he was facing a life sentence for his role in the alleged murder of his first cousin, Gus Tarbutton.