Savannah, or, A gift for Mr. Lincoln

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Georgia, 1864: Sherman’s army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies—attractive widowed Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie—struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as “a Christmas gift,” Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.In this rousing new tale, “the godfather of the historical novel” (Los Angeles Times) tells a story of battlefield danger, wartime romance, and indomitable courage. The rich cast of characters includes a corrupt judge who positively exudes Dickensian wickedness; a fast-talking, piano-playing reporter from New York; a pair of thwarted young lovers; a raffish Indiana cavalryman; a valiant former slave who practices birdcalls with surprising results; and a whole carpet-bagful of rascals, rebels, and real soldiers who marched with Sherman.Together they bring to life an almost forgotten moment in the Civil War—a season of simmering hostilities, rising hopes, and empty stockings—perhaps the most strife-torn yet heartwarming Christmas in all of American history.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780525948032
9781101659618
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4e2a8075-a620-854b-71f8-7e75fd6df50c
Grouping Title savannah or a gift for mr lincoln
Grouping Author jakes john
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-17 13:41:40PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-17 13:42:45PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Jakes, John, 1932-
author_display Jakes, John
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Richland Park
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction
display_description

Georgia 1864: Sherman's army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies-attractive widow Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie-struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as "a Christmas gift," Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.

format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 4e2a8075-a620-854b-71f8-7e75fd6df50c
isbn 9780525948032, 9781101659618
item_details ils:CARL0000226716|35192031525094|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Jakes|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||SE||, ils:CARL0000226716|35192031525102|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Jakes|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000226716|35192031525151|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Jakes|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000226716|35192031525227|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Jakes|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000226716|35192031624392|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Jakes|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||HM||, ils:CARL0000226716|35192036504821|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Jakes|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, overdrive:287d632a-d49f-4b8f-8e5d-a976c3b7f40f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-07-17T18:42:45.387Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Jakes
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Richland Park, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780525948032
publishDate 2004, 2005
record_details ils:CARL0000226716|Book|Books||English|Dutton,|2004.|288 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:287d632a-d49f-4b8f-8e5d-a976c3b7f40f|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2005|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:287d632a-d49f-4b8f-8e5d-a976c3b7f40f -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000226716 35192031525227 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000226716 35192036504821 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000226716 35192031525102 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000226716 35192031525094 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000226716 35192031525151 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000226716 35192031624392 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Generals -- Fiction, Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Savannah (Ga.) -- Fiction, Sherman's March to the Sea -- Fiction, Sherman, William T. -- (William Tecumseh), -- 1820-1891 -- Fiction
title_display Savannah, or, A gift for Mr. Lincoln
title_full Savannah, or, A gift for Mr. Lincoln / John Jakes, Savannah--Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln
title_short Savannah, or, A gift for Mr. Lincoln
title_sub
topic_facet Fiction, Generals, Girls, Historical Fiction, History, Literature, Sherman's March to the Sea, Sherman, William T