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Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In this masterful portrait of life in Savannah before, during, and after the Civil War, prize-winning historian Jacqueline Jones transports readers to the balmy, raucous streets of that fabled Southern port city. Here is a subtle and rich social history that weaves together stories of the everyday lives of blacks and whites, rich and poor, men and women from all walks of l ...more
Paperback, 546 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Vintage (first published January 1st 2008)
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Debbie
Mar 28, 2011 Debbie rated it it was ok
I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever finish this book. I would only recommend this one if you enjoy academic writing. Honestly, I was only able to read a few pages at a time before falling asleep.


As a native Savannahian, I was attracted to the idea of learning a little more history about my hometown. Yes, the book is filled with civil war history, and some of the urban legends I grew up with were debunked, but it was not an easy read.

If you plan to read this on a Kindle (or even in paper forma
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Carolann
Apr 21, 2012 Carolann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I admit it I skimmed the last 40 pages of this book.

I found the parts about life in Savannah very interesting.

The stuff about politics were totally not interesting to me at all.

Those were the pages I skipped.

Who was mayor, who was governor, who was treasurer did not hold me.

I wanted to be into the entire book, I tried and I just couldn't.
Kara
Jan 21, 2011 Kara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Possibly the most boring book ever written on any topic. I skimmed most of it after about page 150.
Doug Galli
Dec 11, 2016 Doug Galli rated it did not like it
So boring!
Kelli
Jun 21, 2016 Kelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put this one down. Loved reading about the history of Savannah as far as the people, places, politics, etc. Great book!
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