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Savannah: Or a Gift For Mr. Lincoln [NOOK Book]

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Georgia 1864: Sherman's army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies-attractive widow Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie-struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as "a Christmas gift," Hattie and the feared general find ...
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Overview

Georgia 1864: Sherman's army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies-attractive widow Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie-struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as "a Christmas gift," Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101659618
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 101,278
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Jakes is the bestselling author of Charleston, the Kent Family Chronicles, the North and South trilogy, On Secret Service, California Gold, Homeland, and American Dreams. Descended from a soldier of the Virginia Continental Line who fought in the American Revolution, Jakes is one of today’s most distinguished authors of historical fiction.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2005

    Instant Classic

    Once again, John Jakes has created characters that leap from the page and attach themselves to your heart! The Lester Ladies are as real and endearing as any of the Hazzards and Mains. 'Savannah: Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln' is just what this cynical world needs--a holiday story with every emotion imaginable--set against the backdrop of our nation's bloodiest conflict. Savor every word of this story, for Mr. Jakes has once again demonstrated he is indeed the master of his craft.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    Dribble!

    I travel frequently by car, so I spend a great amount of time listening to audiobooks. To be fair, perhaps the reader influenced my opinion some, but I thought this book was dull and a pointless read. Being a southerner, I was annoyed by the horrendous attempt at a southern accent by the reader. I certainly hope that other titles by this author are more engaging.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2007

    Very good read!

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a refreshing look into Union occupancy of Savannah. I would definitely recomend this to any reader who enjoys a great story with history backing it up. John Jakes did a great job!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2005

    Unique Civil War Tale

    I really enjoyed this book, I could not put it down. I enjoyed how the novel focused both on the soilders and civilians and how every one was connected with each other, regardless were their loyities lie with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2004

    Excellent light holiday read!

    I really enjoyed this book. It's written in the best Jakes tradition, with just enough historical background to give the reader a feeling of being immersed in the setting. The characters were well drawn; all of them were believable and real. I especially got chuckles out of the vaporish spinster, Miss Vee. Vignettes of Wm. T. 'War is Hell' Sherman brought a humman side to a very famous, or should that be infamous- historical character. I read historical fiction almost exclusively. If anyone complains that Savannah isn't sophisticated enough, I think they've lost sight of what I think may have been Jakes' purpose- to create a diverting, holiday tale that is completely enjoyable and not a laborious tome of a read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2004

    A pleasing historical novel

    John Jakes has again written a historical novel that holds the reader¿s attention. The book begins with an introduction by the author giving a synopsis of the historical period the novel is about. There is even period music with Dulcimers and Banjos. Any student of history knows of Sherman¿s march to the sea. Savannah is about that march and of the hardships of a city caught in the path of war. It is set at Christmas time 1864. The main characters are a Yankie reporter named Stephen Hopewell, a Southern plantation owner Sara Lester and her daughter, Sara¿s friend, Miss V and a Yankie Sargent named Winks. These characters come together to prove that even in war and on opposite sides love conquers all. Winks doesn¿t like Negros and yet saves one from drowning. Sara, a widow, believes she should hate Yankies. Daughter, Hattie, finds growing up doesn¿t stop just because a war is going on. She even finds herself making demands of General Sherman himself. There were so many characters, that at times, it was hard to keep them all straight but as the novel went on, it became easier and was well worth listening to the novel. If you are a history buff, John Jakes is the writer for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2004

    History Buff

    Mr. Jake's books always make my reading list. I consider him to be the gentleman writer of history. I read Savannah with great intrest and while it is not North and South it is still a great book. The day I ordered his book I also ordered Leaves of Change, authored by Elysia Hill Robertson. Having now read both of them, I have to say while he tells a good story, I found her work to be slightly better than his last work. So while I still consider him to be the man of history, I consider Mrs. Robertson to be the woman of the hour. This was my first book by Mrs. Robertson but it will not be my last. She brings fresh views, a woman's views. They are both very good writers. I give them both 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2004

    Jr. High Read

    As a fan of John Jakes and having just read Charleston just months ago, I was looking forward to reading Savannah. I was disappointed in finding that it was not an adult novel but one suited best for a Jr. High reading list. Hopefully, in the future Jakes will stick more to serious history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2004

    A reader of John Jakes& Elysia Hill Robertson

    I Have only gotten this book , I looked forward to this book and I was not disappointed. I love his work along with the work of Author Elysia Hill Robertson They are about the only writers that I always pick up. Both know their history and blend it well with spice and a whisper of love.

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