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Rebels, Saints, and Sinners: Savannah's Rich History and Colorful Personalities

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Since its founding in 1733, Savannah, Georgia, has seduced visitors with its verdant beauty and its palpable sense of history. Rebels, Saints, and Sinners reveals the true stories behind some of the city's most notorious figures, including Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who captured the city during the Civil War, and Daniel Hogan, whose dry-goods store was the flash point for a devastating fire in 1889.

These essays also highlight local heroes--for example, sometime-resident and...

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Overview

Since its founding in 1733, Savannah, Georgia, has seduced visitors with its verdant beauty and its palpable sense of history. Rebels, Saints, and Sinners reveals the true stories behind some of the city's most notorious figures, including Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who captured the city during the Civil War, and Daniel Hogan, whose dry-goods store was the flash point for a devastating fire in 1889.

These essays also highlight local heroes--for example, sometime-resident and baseball great "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, and Cynthia Jacobson, still trying to solve a 100-year-old family murder. From John Wesley, founder of Methodism, to rock-and-roll pioneer Elvis Presley, many notable figures have left their mark on the city, and most of them are chronicled here.

Timothy Daiss, a Savannah native, is a journalist, columnist, and author whose works have appeared in local, regional, and national publications. His column runs weekly in five Georgia newspapers. This is his second book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589800496
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 735,039
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Daiss is a columnist, journalist, and author based in Savannah, Georgia, where he grew up and has spent most of his adult life. His weekly column is featured in five Georgia newspapers and his articles have appeared in local, regional, and national publications.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2002

    candid look at old Savannah

    Enthralling essays about Savannah's noble and oft ignoble past! Includes essays about "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's minor league days in Savannah, Babe Ruth's 1935 homer there, Elvis Presley's 1950s performance that stirred the status quo and bemused the local media and as well as others who visited and left their mark on the area. Along the way we watch William Tecumseh Sherman spare the torch and give the city away as a Christmas gift to Lincoln just after the city capitulated in 1864 during the Civil War, see Bobby Jones lose a local golf tournament just before going on a tear to win the grand slam of golf, watch the American Revolution unfold in the city limits, see the rise of Savannah Jazz, and look on as a teenage Ted Turner learns to sail in Savannah waters. Also included are in-depth profiles about Savannah's lest than glorious past such as "Corruption Savannah Style", which looks at City Hall and the political corruption and intrigue that plagued the city during the first half of the 20th Century, as well as "Getting Away with Murder," a look at a 100 year old --unsolved-- police homicide. From the colonial era and James Oglethorpe to the 1970s, this book lays bare old Southern clichés and in doing so is great reading.

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