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Charleston & Savannah

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXUSS170

Buy these 5 items as a set for $77 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

USS09
John Berendt
Vintage Books
1999
386
0679751521
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Part affectionate portrait of Savannah society, part murder mystery, Berendt’s classic account of his stay in the decayed splendor of the Southern coastal city is one of those rare instances when a great writer finds himself caught at the center of a real-life crime story.
$16.95

A Short History of Charleston

USS12
Robert Rosen
University of South Carolina Press
1997
176
1570031975
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A third-generation Charlestonian, Rosen traces the history of Good King Charles's City from its founding to the present with flair.
$16.95

Literary Charleston, A Lowcountry Reader

USS18
Curtis Worthington (Editor), Louis D. Rubin, Jr. (Introduction)
2011
382
1595340793
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A lovingly edited anthology of writing about Charleston, arranged chronologically and including heavyweights such as Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe, as well as lesser known writers.
$16.95

The Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands Book, A Complete Guide

USS13
Cecily McMillan, Wade Spees (Photographer)
Countryman Press
2014
240
1581572336
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent, locally produced travel guide mixing history, culture and anecdote with a shipload of up-to-date practical information. It does justice to this area's rich traditions and food.
$19.95

Florida Map

USS218
Hallwag
Hallwag
2012
1
3828302505
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map covers not just Florida but also the coast south from South Carolina.
$11.95

Charleston Map

USS312
Navigator Maps
MapLink
2005
2
078341921X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A clear, easy-to-use souvenir map of Charleston, featuring the city center and well-marked places of interest.
$7.95

Savannah Map

USS340
Navigator Maps
MapLink
2005
2
0783419201
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A neat, colorful map of Savannah’s city center, featuring well-marked places of interest.
$7.95

Very Charleston, A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

USE402
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
Workman Publishing Company
2003
168
1565123395
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A quirky overview of the city and its attractions, this guide provides an original, entertaining and colorful paean to one of America's most historic and popular destinations.
$16.95

Africans in America, America's Journey through Slavery

USS53
Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WBGH Series Research Team
Harvest Books
1999
512
0156008548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A powerful collaborative effort that paints a vivid picture of the history of slavery in America and celebrates the brave Africans who managed to preserve their heritage as they endured so many hardships.
$38.95

Confederates in the Attic

USS35
Tony Horwitz
Random House
1999
406
067975833x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Dispatched from the Unfinished Civil War," this book reveals the strange world of the re-enactors, unreconstructed confederates and others whose ongoing interest and involvement in the War Between the States provide an intriguing cultural portrait of the southern and mid-Atlantic states.
$17.00

Savannah in the Old South

USS366
Walter Fraser
University of Georgia Press
2005
423
082032776X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive history of Savannah from its early days as an Indian trading center to the end of the Civil War.
$28.95

The Civil War, An Illustrated History

USS27
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1992
448
0679742778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, comprehensive social history of the Civil War by the now-famous team of Ward and Burns. With 500 photographs and maps, extensive text and original essays by contributing experts.
$32.50

The Jekyll Island Club: Southern Haven for America's Millionaires

USS75
June Hall McCash, William Barton McCash
University of Georgia Press
1989
251
0820310700
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the legendary Jekyll Island Club, the group of powerful millionaires (including Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Pulitzer) who vacationed on the small island off the coast of Georgia.
$41.95

Mark Twain, An Illustrated Biography

USA440
Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2001
269
0375405615
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This illustrated companion to the PBS series follows the arc of Twain's celebrated career.
$40.00

The Water is Wide

USS354
Pat Conroy
Bantam Doubleday
2002
272
0553381571
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
One of his first books, this is an engrossing tale of Conroy’s two-year stint as a VISTA volunteer at a rural school on Yamacraw Island near Hilton Head. Conroy is a native of Beaufort, and South Carolina’s Lowcountry features prominently in his many entertaining novels.
$17.00

Blue Christmas

USS420
Mary Kay Andrews
HarperCollins
2006
208
0061146013
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
As Christmas approaches in Savannah, antiques dealer Weezie Foley must figure out who is sabotaging her seasonal displays and crack her boyfriend's Scroogelike immunity to holiday cheer.
$14.95

Literary Savannah

USS20
Patrick Allen (Editor)
2011
283
1595340769
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An anthology of fiction and non-fiction set in Savannah, portraying the city, its people and culture. With contributions by Henry James, Margaret Mitchell and Flannery O'Connor.
$16.95

Mama Day

USS23
Gloria Naylor
Vintage Books
1989
312
0679721819
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A glorious novel populated by the vibrant inhabitants, especially the women, of Willow Springs -- a fictional barrier island off the Atlantic coast between Georgia and South Carolina.
$15.95

Savannah Blues

USS418
Mary Kay Andrews
Avon Books
2007
512
0061031356
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Living in a carriage house on the property of her ex-husband's Southern mansion, antique dealer Eloise "Weezie" Foley finds herself in a pickle after discovering the corpse of her ex's latest lover. This screwball comedy is enriched by quirky characters and a treasure trove of richly described Southern antiques and furnishings.
$14.99

Savannah Breeze

USS419
Mary Kay Andrews
HarperCollins
2007
448
0060564679
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
After a charming con man leaves BeBe Loudermilk with only a run-down Southern motel to her name, she enlists the help of her antiques-dealing friend to turn the place into a success. A comic sequel to Savannah Blues (USS418).
$14.99

The Invention of Wings

USM224
Sue Monk Kidd
Viking
2015
384
0670024783
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This haunting vision of the brutal slave trade in 19th-century Charleston follows two women, Sarah, the daughter of a wealthy family, and her slave, Hetty "Handful" Grimke, over 35 years as they strive against the restrictions placed on their gender.
$17.00

The Jekyl Island Club, A Novel

USS59
Brent Monahan
St. Martin's Press
2015
288
1681621150
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A murder mystery firmly set in the haughtily exclusive club on Georgia's Jekyl Island in 1899. Monahan's detective goes up against the likes of J.P. Morgan and other real-life members of the club in this page-turner which interweaves actual events.
$18.99

The March

USS373
E. L. Doctorow
Random House
2006
363
0812976150
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this powerful historical novel, Doctorow captures the drama and import of General William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating march through Georgia and the Carolinas during the final years of the Civil War.
$16.00

Gardens of Historic Charleston

USS309
James R. Cothran
University of South Carolina Press
1995
177
1570030049
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A lavishly illustrated photographic tour of Charleston's most treasured gardens, as well as a history of gardening in the city since colonial times.
$39.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States

USS31
Peter Alden (Editor)
Alfred Knopf
1999
446
0679446834
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the nature of the Southeast states from Mississippi and Georgia to North Carolina, featuring 1,500 photographs, concise descriptions and an overview of the natural history of the area.
$22.95

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Lady Baltimore

USS22
Owen Wister
J.S. Sanders
1992
406
1879941139
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel is set in Charleston just after the Civil War, when the traditional values of the Old South were in great conflict with those of the victorious northerners. First published in 1906, it's a classic southern portrait.
$10.95

Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles

USS63
Burnette Vanstory, Eugenia Price
University of Georgia Press
1981
226
0820305588
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
First published in 1956, this is a rich portrait of the sea islands off Georgia's coast. Each island gets its own chapter, detailing its history, with information on the native peoples, early settlements and slave plantations.
$22.95

Charleston! Charleston! The History of a Southern City

USS367
Walter Fraser
University of South Carolina Press
1991
542
0872497976
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A definitive history of Charleston from its establishment in 1670 through the Civil War and the devastation and rebuilding after Hurricane Hugo in 1989.
$26.00

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA356
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2011
400
0375712100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system.
$35.00

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA394
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns (Director)
PBS Home Video
2013
6004445496
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
The widescreen edition of Ken Burn's 6-part, 12-hour ode to the national parks, featuring hundreds of interviews, fascinating archival images and dazzling cinematography in High Definition.
$99.99