Since its founding in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, the city of Savannah has experienced many triumphs and disasters. Its citizens have endured hurricanes, fires, and epidemics, and they have dealt successfully with social injustice and political corruption. Savannahians have also experienced both sides of war—winning as colonial rebels in the American Revolution and losing as Confederate patriots in the Civil War—and they have welcomed many heroes and stars to their city such as George Washington, Elvis Presley, and Shoeless Joe Jackson.
In Rebels, Saints, and Sinners, Timothy Daiss tells the story of Savannah through captivating anecdotes about the city’s past—a past full of intriguing characters and astonishing twists of fate. This book offers a wealth of detailed historical research presented in easily accessible prose, and it is a must-read for history buffs, travelers, educators, and anyone else interested in America’s greatest cities.
About the Author
Timothy Daiss is a columnist, journalist, and author based in Savannah, Georgia, where he grew up and has spent most of his adult life. He has written numerous articles for local, regional, and national publications and also edits a corporate newsletter.
REBELS, SAINTS, AND SINNERS
Savannah’s Rich History and Colorful Personalities
By Timothy Daiss
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
192 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
19 b/w photos and illustrations
ISBN: 9781589800496 pb original