Civil War Savannah
Glimpse into the lives of the men and women who forever will be associated with Savannah through the wartime deeds.
Children of Pride
Collection of the Rev. Dr. Charles Colcock Jones family letters from 1860-1868-eyewitness account of the war-time South. The original edition is out of print-only used in book stores-expensive, but a unique piece of history. The Civil War portion is currently available in paperback.
Spectres and Other Strange Tales/Savannah
Good dose of regional history and insights into the lives of people living in and around Savannah for decades-and of course-local legends/ghost stories.
The Complete Stories: Flannery O'Conner
Native Savannian who won the 1971 National Book Award for Fiction. Thirty-one tales depicting the humorous, or near tragic conditions of life in the Deep South during the fifties.
Lady From Savannah: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low
Story of the founder of the Girl Scouts and her remarkable family. Available from the Girl Scouts.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Referred to in Savannah as "The Book"-non-fiction, adult language-account of a local antique dealer, Jim Williams, four(!) trials for the same murder in the 1980's-also a Clint Eastwood movie released in 1997.
Fiction Trilogies by Eugenia Price
Savannah, To See Your Face Again, Before the Darkness Falls, Stranger in Savannah are based in Savannah. Lighthouse, Beloved Invader, New Moon Rising, and Bright Captivity, Where Shadows Go, The Waiting Time are based in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Not all are currently in print-you may find some available only through used book shops or libraries.
A Black Woman's Civil War Memories
Reissue of a 1902 book by a nurse/teacher/former slave-memoirs of a black woman around the time of the Civil War.
A Guide to the Georgia Coast, The Georgia Conservancy
Natural, historical, cultural, and recreational sites along the Georgia coast are described in detal. Includes driving maps and directions.
Savannah in the Time of Peter Tondee: The Road to Revolution in Colonial Georgia
Fictional account of Savannah's first 50 years from Oglethorpe to Independence.