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Journalist Margaret Ann Barnes provides a detailed reconstruction of the brutal murder of tenant farmer Wilson Turner in rural Georgia in 1948 and the investigation that brought the murderer to justice with a conviction that set legal precedents. Sheriff Potts was determined to convict the guilty party no matter the consequences. His impeccable investigative work makes him an example of a classic American lawman. In this new treatment, Micheal G. Ziants narrates the riveting tale.
In the days before food processors and microwave ovens, Southern cooking was not just a feast of flavors- it was a craft of artisans. This book attempts to recapture the traditional manner of cooking and eating in the South from the late 1800s until World War II. The authors have modernized these recipes in only one respect-by the mere fact that they have written them down. Many an original recipe has long since passed on with its creator- but Strickland and Dunn have preserved more than 125 classics of the Southern dinner table- mixed with stories and techniques as told by the contributors.
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.
As Christmas Eve settles on the quiet trailer park, everything is as still as a rabbit caught in headlights. That is, until the Christmas Redneck appears on the scene.
This collection of recipes is coupled with a history lesson on the most popular restaurants and cafés in the city. B. Matthews was the first tavern in Georgia in 1792 and is constructed from old ship parts. Their B 52 Cheesecake is more up-to-date than their building, using Irish Cream liqueur and Heath bar crunch cookies. Vic’s on the River likes to share its traditional Southern food with customers, such as its Sweet Potato Crème Brûlée. The former cotton warehouse also shares a piece of history from the Civil War. Union soldiers mapped out Sherman’s march from Tennessee through Georgia on one of the walls. Part of the original map is still on display.
A top tourist destination with a knack for Southern hospitality, Savannah has a lot to offer when it comes to preparing fresh, irresistible seafood. Presenting a flavorful array of beautifully photographed crab, fish, oyster, shrimp, and scallop dishes, these selections provide a gustatory tour from the best and most-beloved Savannah restaurants and chefs.
A striking visual diary of Savannah, this lovely and haunting collection of photographs offers a distinctive portrayal of the city’s buildings, landmarks, and local scenery. Using a classic Diana toy camera circa 1962, photographer Kathy Smith presents dozens of images from around the city. The camera’s signature plastic lens produces images with soft, dreamlike effects, embracing the everyday scenes hidden in plain view throughout the Coastal Empire.
More than 130 original watercolors by students and faculty members of the Savannah College of Art and Design capture the unforgettable atmosphere of Savannah, Georgia, a city whose beauty, history, and mystery have attracted visitors from around the world. These twenty-one artists portray landmarks ranging from Forsyth Park and the Telfair Museum in Savannah’s elegant historic district to the Isle of Hope and the ruins of the Wormsloe estate outside the city.
Elvin McDonald takes the reader on a tour of more than thirty of the most beautiful gardens, both public and private, of Savannah, Georgia.
Arm yourself with the best defense to avoid being called a Yankee—The Southerner’s Instruction Book. It’s a simple approach to living life the way it’s meant to be below the Mason-Dixon line. Inside are more than 300 quips, aphorisms, and pieces of advice that will help anyone fine tune his Southernness. Some are peppered with a little tongue-in-cheek spice, while others are as genuine as a hound dog’s love for its master. Paperback.
Each year, nearly half a million people flock to Savannah, Georgia, to partake in the city’s historic and grand St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Boasting the second-largest parade in the country after New York, Savannah hosts a legendary party where everything is green and everyone can be Irish for a day.
For more than sixty years, Flora Martus happily waved to the passing ships, which were her nearest neighbors. It became a tradition for passing ships to honk their horns or blow their whistles at the girl, and then the woman, waving from the lighthouse. Flora’s fame spread across the globe, and she sometimes received exotic gifts from far-off places, all addressed to “The Waving Girl.” Paperback.
Weep Not For Me, Dear Mother is a collection of the letters Eli Pinson Landers, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, diligently wrote to his mother, Susan Landers, back in their home of Yellow River, Georgia. The book traces his life in battles at Gettysburg, Manassas, and Chickamauga among others.
When her neighbor handed her the stack of yellowed letters that had been rescued from an Atlanta, Georgia, pile of trash, author Roberson had no idea she was about to embark on a fact-finding mission through six states from Civil War battlegrounds in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to Gwinnett County in north Georgia. The author of these letters was a young man named Eli Pinson Landers, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Weep Not For Me, Dear Mother is a collection of the letters this brave young man diligently wrote to his mother, Susan Landers, back in their home of Yellow River, Georgia. The book traces his life in battles at Gettysburg, Manassas, and Chickamauga among others. Paperback.
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