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South Carolina & Georgia

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-EXUSS80

Item EXUSS80. 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

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

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

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

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

South Carolina Map

USS99
Rand McNally Maps
Rand McNally
2
0528974114
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful road map of South Carolina and the northern coast of Georgia.
$5.99

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

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

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

Founding Gardeners

USE535
Andrea Wulf
Alfred Knopf
2012
368
0307390683
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Andrea Wulf artfully examines the interplay of plants and politics in this earthy account, looking both at the roles of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and John Quincy Adam as noble farmers and at the American relationship with nature during the 18th century.
$18.95

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

Queen of The Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena

USS395
Julia Reed
Random House
2005
240
0812973615
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A Mississippian gone New Yorker, Reed offers a unique biregional perspective in this collection of essays on Southern culture, wandering from topics as varied as the Southern affinity for big hair to gun control.
$16.00

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

Abraham Lincoln

USA147
Thomas Keneally
Penguin Putnam
2008
192
0143114751
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An elegant, brief biography of the Kentucky-born political hero.
$15.00

God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks about Life on Sapelo Island

USS77
Cornelia Walker Bailey
Alfred Knopf
2001
334
0385493770
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An evocative memoir from a native of Sapelo Island, which gives a glimpse into the Geechee (or Gullah) heritage of the region. Cornelia Walker Bailey does more than tell her story, she tells the story of a nearly forgotten people.
$16.95

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

USS393
Flannery O'Connor
Harvest Books
1977
264
0156364654
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the very best voices in the American short story, O'Connor's darkly comic vision of life in the countryside surrounding Savannah is both richly colored and at times deeply unsettling.
$13.95

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 less known writers.
$16.95

My Favorite Plant, Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love

GEN126
Jamaica Kincaid (Editor)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1998
329
0374281939
HARD COVER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An anthology of essays on plants and gardening from contemporary authors as well as luminaries of the past. This handsome, little book features selections by (among many others) D.H. Lawrence and William Carlos Williams.
$20.00

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

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

The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal, The Secret Lives of Birds of the Southeastern Shore

BRD107
John Yow
University of North Carolina Press
2012
256
0807835617
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Journeying from North Carolina's Outer Banks, down the Atlantic coast, and westward along the Gulf of Mexico, the "gentleman birder" is back in this anecdotal exploration of twenty-eight species, from ubiquitous beach birds like sanderlings and laughing gulls to wonders like roseate spoonbills and the American avocets.
$26.00