Author: Paul C. Bland
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Genre: Savannah (Ga.)
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.
Author: James Caskey
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Savannah has been named the "Most Haunted City" by investigators from the Travel, History and Discovery channels. Her history is filled with plagues, wars, duels, and murders ...no wonder every site in Savannah has a haunted past!For over one year author James Caskey pored over the files at Georgia Historical Society researching the history of over 45 Savannah locations. The result is a collection of strange but rich historical accounts, which form the foundation for stories of actual experiences and sightings in these locations. Haunted Savannah brings you chilling tales, as experienced and told by witnesses, and authentic photos documenting the existence of energy from another dimension. Haunted Savannah is the most up to date book on the subject on sale today!
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.
Author: David D'Arcy
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date: 2006
In December 1864, Confederate and Union forces clashed in the Siege of Savannah. Using this guide you will tour the city's river defenses, witness the battered fortifications along the battle lines, and walk among the beautiful Southern homes, offices, and churches that survived it all. The 98 striking color photos and black and white historical views and maps enhance the experience. This useful guide is divided into four chapters. Two provide walking tours through the downtown area, including a narrative describing how events, people, and hardships of war affected the area. The other two are driving tours, allowing readers to retrace the city's defenses and the battle lines. Anyone fascinated by the Civil War or captivated by Savannah will need this book!
Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print. * All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Mary Preston Foster
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2005
A guide book will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the South's great cultural destinations, which has endured periods of grandeur, occupation, a devastating earthquake, fires, hurricanes, and the challenges of Reconstruction. Original.
Taking an architectural walking tour of Savannah is a great way to learn about the buildings and history of the city. This book, composed of three self-guided walking tours, takes you on a journey through Savannah's past and introduces you to the city's magnificent, historic architecture. Whether you have all day to spend on each tour or only an hour to quickly walk one route, these paths allow you to focus your sightseeing. If you cannot make it to Savannah in person, the 131 beautiful color photos give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the city and its architecture. Meet the major architects who gave this city its distinctive look, including William Jay, John Norris, and William Preston, who were drawn to Savannah in its most prosperous eras to translate the popular styles of the time into Savannah's urban language. There is no better introduction to the welcoming city of Savannah, Georgia.
Author: Robert J. Hill
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Discover the wonderful gardens, charismatic and quaint city squares, and unique architecture of Savannah, Georgia, through this enchanting new book. Over 150 beautiful color photographs showcase the famous residential squares of Savannah, as well as many of its monuments, fountains, and parks. The city's rich history is traced in the entertaining text. Explore these charming spaces, each a geographic landmark in this beloved small Southern city.
Author: William R. Mitchell
Release Date: 1991
Bill Mitchell introduces the reader to the English Georgian city of Savanna, Georgia, with an essay using a chronological succession of bird's-eye renderings and photographs to examine how the inner-city plan originated and developed, and how it remains the classic core of a living city.The succeeding sections contain an extensive series of articles, profusely illustrated with color photographs by Van Jones Martin, showing individual Savannah homes.
Join Tobias McGriff- a subject matter expert on the paranormal and story developer for paranormal programming such as Syfy's Paranormal Highway, the Founder of Blue Orb Tours (Destination Guides "Best Savannah Ghost Tour") and host of the hit radio show "Savannah Paranormal," through two different versions of America's most haunted city; The Conjurers version and the Colonial version. Travel through the willful possession ceremonies of the Death Masquerade, the after-hours investigations of iconic locations such as the Sorrel-Weed House and learn the details behind the exorcism of the home deemed the most psychically active residence in North America. Savannah Shadows has all this and more, including an expanded section on one of the most chilling phenomena in supernatural science; The Hag. Read detailed accounts of Hag encounters as told by the victims. Savannah's history is not just that of a port city. It is also one of a portal city. This book tells that story.
- detailed nightlife coverage reveals the saucy side of these charming Southern cities-walking tours reveal architectural gems and historic treasures-tips for the best places to eat, from elegant Southern dining to hearty home-style cooking-complete guide to the barrier islands--Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee, Sapelo, St Simon and Jekyll--plus golf mecca Myrtle Beach and other low country excursions
"For nearly a decade, Pulitzer prize-winning critic Justin Davidson has explained New York, the city, to his readers at New York, the magazine. He has visited new and preserved buildings, explored neighborhoods in mid-transformation; interviewed architects, developers, and urban thinkers; and tracked the city's constant change. Now, he distills those experiences into Magnetic City, an ambler's guide to New York--the city around us, the one that's lost, and the one that's still to come. Essayistic in form, historical in scope, and filled with references to literature, music, art, and architecture, Magnetic City offers first-time visitors and lifelong residents a new way to see New York"--
As editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly Connect Savannah, Jim Morekis knows the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis also includes unique trip strategies, such as Literary Lark, following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt, and a Kayaker’s Paradise tour. Including expert advice on walking Savannah’s Historic District squares and dining on she-crab soup in Beaufort, Moon Charleston & Savannah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This full-color travel guide includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Western USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot geysers and grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park, wander the diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco, or take a road trip along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of ‘the West’ and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Western USA Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, Native American culture, arts, architecture, environment, wildlife Covers California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pacific Northwest, Washington, Oregon, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Southwest, Las Vegas, Arizona and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Western USA, our most comprehensive guide to Western USA, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
Author: Karen O'Rourke
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2013
In 'Walking and Mapping', Karen O'Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists. Some chart "emotional GPS"; some use GPS for creating "datascapes" while others use their legs to do "speculative mapping." Many work with scientists, designers, and engineers. O'Rourke offers close readings of these works and situates them in relation to landmark works from the past half-century. She shows that the infinitesimal details of each of these projects take on more significance in conjunction with others. Together, they form a new entity, a dynamic whole greater than the sum of its parts. By alternating close study of selected projects with a broader view of their place in a bigger picture, Walking and Mapping itself maps a complex phenomena.