Timothy Daiss is a columnist, journalist, and author based in Savannah, Georgia, where he grew up and has spent most of his adult life. His weekly column is featured in five Georgia newspapers, and his articles have appeared in local, regional, and national publications.
In Rebels, Saints, and Sinners, Daiss shares his love for Savannah and, by extension, Georgia, one of the original thirteen colonies. The book’s essays give a sense of the settling of Savannah as well as the spirit of this culturally rich and complex city, from its founding to the end of the twentieth century.
Savannah was on the political hit list for such historical notables as George Washington and Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, and it was a stop along the way for pop-culture icons like Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth. Upon deeper inspection, the often-overlooked relevance of Savannah to history, politics, and culture comes quickly to the fore.