Savannah: Immortal City, and Savannah: Brokers, Bankers and Bay Lane, the first two volumes of an epic, four-part series Civil
War Savannah, set the stage for what promises to become the most intensely researched, seminal works ever committed to America’s most emblematic, yet ironically, enigmatic cities of the South. Inspired research anchored by historic photography takes
the reader to the very bottom of the truth about this extraordinary city, its people and its survival when all else was reduced to ruin. Readers will undertake a remarkable pilgrimage behind the “moss curtain” of cultural grandeur, legendary mystique,
and historical prominence assigned to Savannah.
“An impressive, quality job, both in production and history. You've certainly done Savannah proud! Congratulations
and I hope its success matches its high quality.”
Noah Andre Trudeau
American Civil War historian, winner of the Civil War Round Table of New York's Fletcher Pratt
Award, former executive producer at National Public Radio
“Savannah: Immortal City meets and exceeds all tests with excellent scholarship, engaging prose and transcendent photography. In this easy-to-digest format,
readers will get an accurate, precise and spot-on depiction of antebellum and Civil War Savannah. This is a work worthy of high regard.”
President and CEO Historic Savannah Foundation
“This is a wonderfully written and photographed book. While writing The
Wanderer, I searched for many of these historic sites, and seeing them now, so beautifully photographed, is very moving. Savannah: Brokers, Bankers, and Bay Lane reveals the stage upon which the tragedy of slavery was played in Savannah.
A brilliant and moving work.”
Author and former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal
“Here is an innovative
look at Savannah's unique early 19th century history, going neighborhood by neighborhood, analyzing the dynamics of each corner of the city. For once the participation of Savannah's large African American population is included, emphasizing the twisted
nature of slavery. The power of this new perspective comes from the use of period artifacts, and in Savannah's case that includes much of the historic district of today - its buildings, institutions and infrastructure.”
Historian and educator, former curator of the Georgia Historical Society, recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Humanities.