- Mississippi: An Illustrated History (1987, 2002, co-authored with Charles C. Bolton)
- Flagler: Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron (1988)
Edward N. Akin was an associate professor of history at Mississippi College. He has written a biography of one of Florida`s most powerful citizens, Henry Morrison Flagler, who was one of the founders of Standard Oil of Ohio (now Exxon) and the establisher of many companies in Florida. Akin also wrote with Charles C. Bolton the nonfiction book Mississippi: An Illustrated History.