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.
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: 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!
Author: Tiya Miles
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2015-08-12
In this book Tiya Miles explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of "ghost tours," frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple of the tours, guides entertain paying customers by routinely relying on stories of enslaved black specters. But who are these ghosts? Examining popular sites and stories from these tours, Miles shows that haunted tales routinely appropriate and skew African American history to produce representations of slavery for commercial gain. "Dark tourism" often highlights the most sensationalist and macabre aspects of slavery, from salacious sexual ties between white masters and black women slaves to the physical abuse and torture of black bodies to the supposedly exotic nature of African spiritual practices. Because the realities of slavery are largely absent from these tours, Miles reveals how they continue to feed problematic "Old South" narratives and erase the hard truths of the Civil War era. In an incisive and engaging work, Miles uses these troubling cases to shine light on how we feel about the Civil War and race, and how the ghosts of the past are still with us.
Viviane Sinclair is a 24 year old Mormon grad student in Savannah, Georgia and she just broke up with the man she has loved for a quarter of her life. It will be two years before she falls in love again, but there will be men in between. This is a story of the time between when you finish your education and start your career, of the difference between losing your religion and losing your faith, of the men who are not the love of your life, and of how you get to what happens next.
There have been guidebooks to military sites before, but no other book has covered the War of 1812 in its entirety. This well-illustrated updated edition covers more than 400 historic sites of the War of 1812, both well-known and obscure, in both Canada and the United States. The author has used old pen and ink drawings from the last century to give a "then and now" feel to the book. Curious to know what is at the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights? Besides giving readers a detailed history of the events that occurred at the sites, the author describes what they have to offer visitors today, be it a historical plaque, historic house, or major interpretive centre. This book is a handy tool for both travellers and historians. It remains the only book on the market offering a comprehensive guide to nearly all of the sites in our last war with the United States.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Savannah's charm as a tourist destination is apparent in its nickname: "The Hostess City." Its welcoming atmosphere, strollable city center, and appealing Historic District dotted with leafy squares and chockablock with inns and B&Bs make visitors swoon. Fodor's InFocus Savannah also covers a side trip to popular Hilton Head. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Savannah · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Major sights such as Forsyth Park, Tybee Island, The Riverfront, Bonaventure Cemetery, Mercer Williams House, and Fort Pulaski · Coverage of Savannah, Hilton Head, and The Lowcountry Planning to visit more of Georgia? Check out Fodor's travel guide to The Carolinas and Georgia.
Author: James Wasserman
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Release Date: 2008-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics
Esoteric symbols abound in Washington D.C. This illustrated guidebook provides a walking tour of the Masonic sites and symbols of the national capital and will be welcomed by students of esoteric symbolism as well as fans of Dan Brown's novels and the National Treasure movies.
Although the exact number will never be known, it is estimated that there were over 10,000 military engagements during the Civil War. Most have long since been forgotten, but the places where a number of them were fought have been maintained as historic sites. Others have been memorialized by statues or markers, as have many Civil War leaders and soldiers. Arranged by state, this reference work provides capsule descriptions and information on Civil War sites and collections throughout the United States, including battlefields, memorial markers and statues, museums, cemeteries and other landmarks. In addition to the description, the address and telephone number for each are given, along with admission fees (if any) and policies, hours open and other pertinent information. For each state, there is a brief profile of its role during the Civil War and a timeline of significant battles or other events that took place there.
Jeff Galloway ist Autor des meistverkauften Laufbuchs in den USA. Über eine Million Läufer und Walker trainieren nach Galloways Trainingsmethoden. Das Trainingsprogramm RUN WALK RUN® wurde von Jeff Galloway 1978 entwickelt, damit Menschen, egal welchen Alters oder welchen Trainingsstands, verletzungsfrei laufen können. Die Grundlage seiner Philosophie ist, dass der Mensch zum Laufen und Gehen geboren wurde. Gehpausen während des Laufens sind also nicht zu belächeln und können jedem Läufer helfen, seine gesetzten Ziele zu erreichen. Mit diesem Buch kann jeder sein individuelles Training zusammenstellen, sodass auch ein Marathonfinishing kein Problem mehr ist.
Author: Rebecca Bush
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-05-11
Art and Public History: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges provides public history practitioners and academics with useful guidance on how art can be integrated into public history initiatives, through critical discussion of tools, strategies, and technologies that contribute to collaboration and engagement across a variety of platforms.
Author: Jeremy Perks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre: Business & Economics
Whether you want to become a tour guide or are already working in the industry, How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide can help transform your guiding skills from basic to brilliant and open new doors to one of the world’s most exciting professions. Written by award-winning tour operators and tour guide trainers, this book is loaded with insight, personal experiences, industry knowledge, anecdotes, hints, humour, hands-on exercises and sound advice. With their combined 40 years’ experience in tourism and communications, the authors know how important a good tour guide is to delivering a quality visitor experience. Now they’re sharing their knowledge with you. How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide is essential reading for tour guides, tour operators, coach drivers, hoteliers, wholesalers, retailers, students, educators, employers, travel writers, tourism officials, visitor centre employees, venue managers or anyone involved in the tourism industry.
Author: William Harris Bragg
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 1999
Much of what is known today of Georgia history was preserved through the diligent efforts of a single family. From Wormsloe, their ancestral plantation near Savannah, the De Rennes built an extraordinary collection of books and manuscripts on the history of the state and the Confederacy, much of which is now housed at the University of Georgia and the Museum of the Confederacy. This book focuses on their efforts in the years 1827 through 1970, conveying the passion and purpose with which they pursued their avocation. William Harris Bragg has mined a vast array of archival sources to present this engaging narrative of the De Renne family. He tells how wealthy bibliophile and philanthropist G. W. J. De Renne and his wife, Mary, set the precedent for the family’s accumulation of historic material, how their son established the Wymberley Jones De Renne Georgia Library that bears his name, and how his children in turn expanded upon that tradition. The De Rennes also printed limited editions of primary historical materials beginning with the series known as the Wormsloe Quartos. Bragg’s account of three generations of the De Renne family vividly records their achievements as it reconstructs their life at Wormsloe and follows them in their travels around the world. It provides glimpses into the dynamics and behavior of one of Georgia’s oldest and most prominent families and the evolution of the southern aristocracy. The book draws on newly available material to expand significantly on Ellis Merton Coulter’s 1955 work, Wormsloe, and provides the most complete account to date of the De Rennes. Beyond the story of the De Renne family, Bragg also reveals much about the history of collecting and of the antiquarian book trade, as well as of the evolution of Georgia historical documentation. Appendix material includes genealogical tables and lists of collections and publications, making De Renne: Three Generations of a Georgia Family an invaluable source for all scholars and aficionados of southern history.
Author: William Mellor
Publisher: Encounter Books
Release Date: 2016-12-13
Genre: Business & Economics
Bottlenecker (n): a person who advocates for the creation or perpetuation of government regulation, particularly an occupational license, to restrict entry into his or her occupation, thereby accruing an economic advantage without providing a benefit to consumers. The Left, Right, and Center all hate them: powerful special interests that use government power for their own private benefit. In an era when the Left hates “fat cats” and the Right despises “crony capitalists,” now there is an artful and memorable one-word pejorative they can both get behind: bottleneckers. A “bottlenecker” is anyone who uses government power to limit competition and thereby reap monopoly profits and other benefits. Bottleneckers work with politicians to constrict competition, entrepreneurial innovation, and opportunity. They thereby limit consumer choice; drive up consumer prices; and they support politicians who willingly overstep the constitutional limits of their powers to create, maintain, and expand these anticompetitive bottlenecks. The Institute for Justice’s new book Bottleneckers coins a new word in the American lexicon, and provides a rich history and well-researched examples of bottleneckers in one occupation after another—from alcohol distributors to taxicab cartels—pointing the way to positive reforms.