Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: John Berendt
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-05-12
ISBN 10: 0307538370
ISBN 13: 9780307538376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book Review:

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: Marilyn J. Bardsley
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 0795333439
ISBN 13: 9780795333439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book Review:

The #1 Wall Street Journal ebook bestseller about the murder that shocked Savannah society and inspired the blockbuster film. As a premier antiques dealer in Savannah, Jim Williams had it all: style, culture, charisma, and sophistication. But three decades of hard work came crashing down the night he shot Danny Hansford, his wild young lover. Jim Williams stood trial four times over the next decade for premeditated murder. While Clint Eastwood’s movie—starring Kevin Spacey and Jude Law—and the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt portrayed the natives of Savannah as remarkably decadent, exotic characters, they missed the surprising dark side of Jim Williams himself. He was a smooth predator whose crimes could have put him behind bars long before the death of Danny Hansford. After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is Marilyn Bardsley’s continuation of the story, which includes crucial testimony recreating the courtroom drama between a gifted prosecutor and a brilliant defense attorney as they battle over the future of a self-made aristocrat. More than forty photos and revealing insider interviews bring new life to the vivid cast of characters in this unique southern crime story. “[A] provocative summer read.” —Savannahnow.com

My Baby Blue Jays

My Baby Blue Jays
Author: John Berendt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1101643692
ISBN 13: 9781101643693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Baby Blue Jays Book Review:

A blue jay building a nest outside his window prompts John Berendt to find his camera and record the familiar, yet always fascinating sequence of events that will unfold, from eggs being laid to chicks emerging and trying to fly. Children and adults alike will be astonished at the adventurous spirit of one particularly curious young blue jay as he ventures into the world. The author of the best-selling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil brings his narrative skill to this up-close and delightfully informal account of an event that recurs each spring.

The City of Falling Angels

The City of Falling Angels
Author: John Berendt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780143036937
ISBN 13: 0143036939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Falling Angels Book Review:

Traces the aftermath of the 1996 Venice opera house fire, an event that devastated Venetian society and was investigated by the author, who through interviews with local figures learned about the region's rich cultural history.

Nancy Hillis The Vamp of Savannah

Nancy Hillis  The Vamp of Savannah
Author: Nancy Lee Hillis
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 1460279700
ISBN 13: 9781460279700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Hillis The Vamp of Savannah Book Review:

Filled with intrigue and juicy stories, The Vamp of Savannah tells the story of one of Savannah's most colorful characters, Ms. Nancy Hillis. Now with ALS, Miss Hillis is telling the real story of Mandy Nichols, her character in the best selling book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. From her partnership with the piano playing, loving scoundrel Joe Odom in Sweet Georgia Browns, the hot jazz club in Savannah, Georgia; to her escapades with Minerva, the Voodoo Priestess; to her reign as a national beauty queen; and her heartbreaking dealings with the molestation of her son; Nancy tells it all--the good and not so good. You will laugh, cry and be amazed to read the story of this remarkable woman whose motto is "never, never, never give up."

Lawyer Games

Lawyer Games
Author: Dep Kirkland
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 1457539454
ISBN 13: 9781457539459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lawyer Games Book Review:

In the early morning of May 2, 1981, Danny Hansford was shot dead by James Williams with a World War II vintage Luger in a historic Savannah mansion. For the next eight-and-a-half years, through four murder trials and intrigue which reached the highest levels of Georgia politics—including a former governor and the Georgia Supreme Court—lawyers battled over whether the 50-year-old Williams shot the 21-year-old Hansford in self-defense. The case inspired a best-selling book and a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dep Kirkland, who arrived at the scene when Hansford’s body was still on the floor, Lawyer Games is the true story of this remarkable case. Kirkland, the Chief Assistant DA at the time, made the decision to arrest Williams and tried the first of four murder trials alongside the district attorney. His firsthand knowledge allows him not only to deeply analyze the murder case but also to expose the legal mischief spawned when a defendant facing unshakable physical evidence possesses almost unlimited funds. True crime aficionados will be drawn to the two stories told in the book: The riveting story of the case, its evidence (including facts never heard in the courtroom), trials and results, and the incredible eight-year campaign to beat a murder rap no matter what, with a look behind the curtain at a darker side of the American criminal justice system.

Insiders Guide to Savannah Hilton Head

Insiders  Guide   to Savannah   Hilton Head
Author: Georgia Byrd
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN 10: 1493018353
ISBN 13: 9781493018352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insiders Guide to Savannah Hilton Head Book Review:

Insiders' Guide to Savannah and Hilton Head is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to these treasured Southern cities. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their home city of Savannah or nearby Hilton Head.

A Visitor s Guide to the Literary South

A Visitor s Guide to the Literary South
Author: Trish Foxwell
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-08-26
ISBN 10: 1581571496
ISBN 13: 9781581571493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Visitor s Guide to the Literary South Book Review:

From Virginia to Louisiana, the reader experiences the haunts, havens and homesteads of important writers who lived in, visited or were inspired by the South's fertile soil. By the author of Historic Hotels & Hideaways Original.

This Is My South

This Is My South
Author: Caroline Eubanks
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 1493034316
ISBN 13: 9781493034314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is My South Book Review:

You may think you know the South for its food, its people, its past, and its stories, but if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that the region tells far more than one tale. It is ever-evolving, open to interpretation, steeped in history and tradition, yet defined differently based on who you ask. This Is My South inspires the reader to explore the Southern States––Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia––like never before. No other guide pulls together these states into one book in quite this way with a fresh perspective on can’t-miss landmarks, off the beaten path gems, tours for every interest, unique places to sleep, and classic restaurants. So come see for yourself and create your own experiences along the way!

A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City

A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City
Author: David Dominé
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1643138642
ISBN 13: 9781643138640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City Book Review:

This true crime saga—with an eccentric Southern backdrop—introduces the reader to the story of a murder in a crumbling Louisville mansion and the decades of secrets and corruption that live within the old house’s walls. On June 18, 2010, police discover a body buried in the wine cellar of a Victorian mansion in Old Louisville. James Carroll, shot and stabbed the year before, has lain for 7 months in a plastic storage bin—his temporary coffin. Homeowner Jeffrey Mundt and his boyfriend, Joseph Banis, point the finger at each other in what locals dub The Pink Triangle Murder. On the surface, this killing appears to be a crime of passion, a sordid love tryst gone wrong in a creepy old house. But as author David Dominé sits in on the trials, a deeper story emerges: the struggle between hope for a better future on the one hand and the privilege and power of the status quo on the other. As the court testimony devolves into he-said/he-said contradictions, David draws on the confidences of neighbors, drag queens, and other acquaintances within the city's vibrant LGBTQ community to piece together the details of the case. While uncovering the many past lives of the mansion itself, he enters a murky underworld of gossip, neighborhood scandal, and intrigue.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions
Author: Bill Dedman,Paul Clark Newell (Jr.)
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0345534530
ISBN 13: 9780345534538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empty Mansions Book Review:

A cousin of Huguette Clark and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist trace the life of the reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and include coverage of the internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life.

Memories of the Mansion

Memories of the Mansion
Author: Sandra D. Deal,Jennifer W. Dickey,Catherine M. Lewis
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 0820348597
ISBN 13: 9780820348599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memories of the Mansion Book Review:

Designed by Atlanta architect A. Thomas Bradbury and opened in 1968, the mansion has been home to eight first families and houses a distinguished collection of American art and antiques. Often called “the people’s house,” the mansion is always on display, always serving the public. Memories of the Mansion tells the story of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion—what preceded it and how it came to be as well as the stories of the people who have lived and worked here since its opening in 1968. The authors worked closely with the former first families (Maddox, Carter, Busbee, Harris, Miller, Barnes, Perdue, and Deal) to capture behind-the-scenes anecdotes of what life was like in the state’s most public house. This richly illustrated book not only documents this extraordinary place and the people who have lived and worked here, but it will also help ensure the preservation of this historic resource so that it may continue to serve the state and its people.

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil
Author: John Berendt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780739401811
ISBN 13: 0739401815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil Book Review:

Georgia Off the Beaten Path

Georgia Off the Beaten Path
Author: Janice McDonald
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 1493025902
ISBN 13: 9781493025909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Georgia Off the Beaten Path Book Review:

The essential source of information about the sights and sites travelers and locals want to see and experience--if only they knew about them! From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, these guides take the reader down the road less traveled.

Moon Savannah

Moon Savannah
Author: Jim Morekis
Publsiher: Moon Travel
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 1640493018
ISBN 13: 9781640493018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Savannah Book Review:

Whether you're chowing down on fresh seafood, diving into local history, or wandering the waterfront, Moon Savannah reveals the best of this quirky Southern city. Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity, with color-coded maps of Savannah's most interesting areas See the Sights: Take a guided tour of Fort Pulaski or climb to the top of the Tybee Island Light Station. Stroll bustling downtown Savannah, visit historic gothic cathedrals, and admire classic antebellum architecture. Tour the First African Baptist Church, or take the ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore, rent a bike, and pedal among the ruins of old mansions Get a Taste of the City: Sample classic fried chicken, home-style Southern cooking, and the smokiest slabs of barbecue around Bars and Nightlife: Jam to live music at a pub or kick back with the locals at a fun dive bar (and take your beer with you in a to-go cup!) Honest Advice: Savannah native Jim Morekis shares a local perspective on his beloved city Itineraries and Day Trips: Follow itineraries designed for families, beach lovers, history buffs, foodies, and more, and get outside the city to Hilton Head or the Golden Isles Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on Savannah's landscape, history, and culture, tips on getting there and getting around, and advice for travelers with disabilities, families with children, seniors, and LGBTQ+ travelers With Moon Savannah's local know-how and practical advice, you can plan your trip your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Seeing more southern cities? Try Moon Atlanta or Moon Charleston.

Explorer s Guide Charleston Savannah Coastal Islands A Great Destination Seventh Edition Explorer s Great Destinations

Explorer s Guide Charleston  Savannah   Coastal Islands  A Great Destination  Seventh Edition   Explorer s Great Destinations
Author: Cecily McMillan
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-06-06
ISBN 10: 1581578849
ISBN 13: 9781581578843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorer s Guide Charleston Savannah Coastal Islands A Great Destination Seventh Edition Explorer s Great Destinations Book Review:

"By all odds the best all-purpose guide to one of the most magical regions."—John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil In this updated edition, longtime South Carolina resident Cecily McMillan explores the unique intrigue of the Carolina Lowcountry region, examining its rich history, culture, and people and providing authoritative recommendations for accommodations, dining, sightseeing, and all manner of recreational activities here, in Savannah, and on the area’s islands. Whether you gravitate toward historic architecture, gourmet cuisine, bird-watching, or kayaking, you’ll find the most accurate, thorough information on all these and more.

Moon Charleston Savannah

Moon Charleston   Savannah
Author: Jim Morekis
Publsiher: Moon Travel
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1640493093
ISBN 13: 9781640493094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Charleston Savannah Book Review:

Whether you're relaxing on a romantic beach, soaking up the rich history, or reveling in the Southern hospitality, dig into these fun-loving sister cities with Moon Charleston & Savannah. Explore the Cities: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps of both Charleston and Savannah See the Sights: Browse the museums on Savannah's historic River Street, take a carriage ride through Charleston's French Quarter, or check out the wares at the Old City Market. Visit Civil War battlefields, check out the First African Baptist Church, and learn about the area's important African American history Get a Taste of the South: Sample classic shrimp and grits, juicy barbecue, or seafood straight off the boat. Savor innovative cuisine at James Beard Award-winning restaurants, and discover up-and-coming spots focusing on local, sustainable ingredients Bars, Entertainment, and Nightlife: Watch the sunset from a rooftop bar, see what's on tap at a craft brewery, or mingle with the locals at a French Quarter dive. Catch a live gig from the next big indie band, sip swanky artisan cocktails, or indulge in Savannah's to-go cup tradition on a stroll through the Historic District Honest Advice: Jim Morekis was born and raised in Savannah and shares his local insight into these beautiful cities Itineraries and Day Trips: Follow itineraries designed for families, beach lovers, history buffs, foodies, and more, and get outside the city with full chapters on Hilton Head and the Lowcountry and the Golden Isles Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on the area's landscape, history, and culture, tips on getting there and getting around, and advice for travelers with disabilities, families with children, seniors, and LGBTQ+ travelers With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience Charleston and Savannah your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Exploring more of the South? Try Moon Coastal Carolinas or Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains. Special ebook features: Easily navigate listings with quick searches, plus website links and zoom-in maps and images Personalize your guide by adding notes and bookmarks

A Passion to Preserve

A Passion to Preserve
Author: Will Fellows
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2005-08-26
ISBN 10: 0299196836
ISBN 13: 9780299196837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Passion to Preserve Book Review:

From large cities to rural communities, gay men have long been impassioned pioneers as keepers of culture: rescuing and restoring decrepit buildings, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods, saving artifacts and documents of historical significance. A Passion to Preserve explores this authentic and complex dimension of gay men’s lives by profiling early and contemporary preservationists from throughout the United States, highlighting contributions to the larger culture that gays are exceptionally inclined to make.

Fodor s in Focus Savannah

Fodor s in Focus Savannah
Author: Fodor's
Publsiher: Fodors Travel Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-04-07
ISBN 10: 140000893X
ISBN 13: 9781400008933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s in Focus Savannah Book Review:

Offers information and advice on where to stay, where to eat, and what to see in historic Savannah, Georgia.

Lonely Planet Eastern USA

Lonely Planet Eastern USA
Author: Lonely Planet,Benedict Walker,Kate Armstrong,Carolyn Bain,Amy C Balfour,Ray Bartlett,Gregor Clark,Michael Grosberg,Adam Karlin,Brian Kluepfel,Kevin Raub,Simon Richmond,Regis St Louis,Mara Vorhees,Karla Zimmerman,Ashley Harrell,Robert Balkovich
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 1286
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN 10: 1787019586
ISBN 13: 9781787019584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonely Planet Eastern USA Book Review:

Lonely Planet Eastern USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get active underwater in Florida Keys, hit the streets of New York City, or watch leaves change color in New England; all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!