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10 books about Savannah, GA
Pick up one of these featured titles on Savannah, GA in May 2021.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt
Category: Murder & Mayhem
This book was published 22 years ago by Vintage and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
In charming, beautiful, and wealthy old-South Savannah, Georgia, the local bad boy is shot dead inside of the opulent mansion of a gay antiques dealer, and a gripping trial follows. Reprint.
Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant by Mashama Bailey
Category: R&B & Soul
This book was published this year by Lorena Jones Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
Food brings people together, but can it help heal the racial divide? At The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, a rising-star black woman chef and a food-obsessed white businessman are equal partners who're breaking barriers--one plate at a time. Black, White, and The Grey is a story about the mission, trials, and triumphs of two individuals who had little in common--except an obsession for great food--until they came together through an awakened determination to play a part in bridging the deep cultural divide in America during a time of profound national division, activated racism, and raging classism. Media startup defector John O. Morisano and chef/partner Mashama Bailey tell the story, in stereo, of how they went from guarded business partners to best friends as they turned a dilapidated Jim Crow-era Greyhound bus station into one of the hottest restaurants in the country, as they faced their own and their community's inherent biases through their honest unflinching conversations with each other. Morisano provides the bassline and Bailey elucidates, commenting--and correcting--his retelling as they reveal the rawness, vulnerability, and humanity that make their partnership so inspiring. A recipe caps each chapter, peppering the narrative with food from their story. Morisano and Bailey set out to build a restaurant and, in the process, committed themselves to having difficult conversations with each other about how their experiences as a white male and a black woman in America had shaped their understanding of race, class, and culture. It's a conversation that every American needs to evesdrop on. And, anyone who is fascinated by chef and restaurant culture will enjoy the behind-the-scenes details of building and running a destination restaurant--in this case, one with profound historical significance in Georgia's colonial capital.
Hidden History of Savannah by Brenna Michaels
This book was published 2 years ago by The History Press and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
Savannah has repeatedly stood on the edge of ruin, brought to its knees by bloody battles, mysterious pestilence, fire, unforgiving weather and the drums of war. Men and women whose names echo in history once walked its streets. Countless other faces are seemingly forgotten, names that history held in looser grip--like Mary Musgrove, the colonial translator and entrepreneur, or Dr. Samuel Nunes, shipwrecked by chance on Savannah's coastal shores just in time to curb a deadly epidemic and save Savannah's first settlers. And then there's John Geary, the larger-than-life Union general who beat Sherman's march south to the sea. Join authors Brenna and T.C. Michaels as they explore Savannah's long, wide and very often hidden history.
Rebels, Saints, and Sinners: Savannah’s Rich History and Colorful Personalities by Timothy Daiss
Category: United States
This book was published 19 years ago by Pelican and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
Since its founding in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, the city of Savannah has experienced many triumphs and disasters. Its citizens have endured hurricanes, fires, and epidemics, and they have dealt successfully with social injustice and political corruption. Savannahians have also experienced both sides of war-winning as colonial rebels in the American Revolution and losing as Confederate patriots in the Civil War-and they have welcomed many heroes and stars to their city such as George Washington, Elvis Presley, and Shoeless Joe Jackson. In Rebels, Saints, and Sinners, Timothy Daiss tells the story of Savannah through captivating anecdotes about the city's past-a past full of intriguing characters and astonishing twists of fate. This book offers a wealth of detailed historical research presented in easily accessible prose, and it is a must-read for history buffs, travelers, educators, and anyone else interested in America's greatest cities.
The Savannah Walking Tour & Guidebook by Paul C. Bland
Category: South Atlantic
This book was published 11 years ago by Coastal Books & Souvenirs and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
The Essential Guide to Historic Savannah including 4 Unique Walking Tours. Four carefully designed tours will guide you on a wonderful journey through Savannah. Historic photos, drawings and maps allow you to step back in time while experiencing her beauty today. The tours span her history from the earliest days as a British Colony to the modern day setting of books and movies.Not into walking? No problem. With the handy alphabetical index, this book doubles as a guidebook that provides information and historical insights for most destinations in the Historic District.
Historic Haunts of Savannah (Haunted America) by Michael Harris
This book was published 7 years ago by The History Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
Self-Guided Tour of Savannah by Maryann Jurkofsky
Category: State & Local
This book was published 9 years ago by Schiffer and takes approximately 0.8 hours to read.
Welcome to Savannah, Georgia! You have chosen the best way to view one of the most beautiful cities in the country. These easy-to-follow maps and accompanying guide will take you around the city in two walking tours approximately one hour and one and a half hours in length. Walk Number One takes you to the south side of the Historic District and some of the city's most beautiful squares, including Johnson Square, the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe. Walk Number Two heads north to historic River Street and the City Market. Go back through history and time by visiting landmarks like the Cotton Exchange Building and the magnificent homes. Just follow the numbers on the map. This tour guidebook is perfect for residents and tourists wanting to brush up on Savannah's history, but don't have a lot of time.
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