In the 1950s and 1960s the Savannah-born, Atlanta-based banker Mills B. Lane, Jr. (1912-1989) was building a banking empire, leading government in Atlanta and Georgia toward progressive solutions to economic and social problems and restoring and beautifying the city of Savannah. This entertaining recollection of the man, written by his son for family and friends, has been based on documents and memories of Robert F. Adamson, Willard Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Allen, Jr., Ivan Allen, III, Mrs. Phillip H. Alston, Chayley Bailey, Ben S. Barnes, Malcolm Bell, Jr., Caroline Bethea, Darby Coker, Edwin R. Davis, Mrs. Felton Davis, Charles H. Dufton, Celeste Dupree, Mrs. James Frazer, Sr., James Frazer, Jr., Jack F. Glenn, Arthur Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Chris F. Hammond, Joseph H. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Harvie Hill, Col. Richard Kimball, Anne W. Lane, Huge C. Lane, Clermont Lee, Dr. and Mrs. David Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Athos Menaboni, Mrs. Howard J. Morrison, Sr., Howard J. Morrison. Jr., Mills Lane Morrison, Hoyt C. Pease, Rosita Raker, W. H. Rogero, Joseph B. Russell, S. B. Rymer, Jr., Walt Smith, Howard S. Starks, Albert Swanke, Timothy Talley, Mary Taylor, Corning Townsend, Jr., W. C. Vereen, Jr., Mrs. David Wainer, Sr. and Richard Worthington.
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One of the best books I have ever read. Mills Lane, Jr. had a complicated relationship with his son, the author, and this book reveals the complexity in beautiful fashion.
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Few people understood the relationship that existed between Atlanta’s economy and politics as well as Lane. As an influential member of the city’s tight-knit business community, Lane was a consummate insider, working behind the scenes to negotiate compromise and harmonize the city’s disparate voices during the civil rights movement .