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Savannah {Or} a Gift for Mr. Lincoln
By John Jakes, John Jakes (introduced by) and Dylan Baker (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date October 1, 2004
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Abridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743533379
ISBN-10 0743533372
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
As Sherman's army marches from Atlanta to the sea in 1864, the city of Savannah lies directly in its path, threatening the livelihood of widow Sara Lester and her twelve-year-old daughter Hattie, who struggle to save the family plantation.
Amazon.com description: Product 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.

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Miscellaneous
Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (July 1, 2006); titled "Savannah or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln"
9780743561679 | details & prices | List price $17.95
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780743533386
 
Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (October 4, 2004); titled "Savannah Or A Gift for Mr. Lincoln"
9780743533386 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: As Sherman's army marches from Atlanta to the sea in 1864, the city of Savannah lies directly in its path, threatening the livelihood of widow Sara Lester and her twelve-year-old daughter Hattie, who struggle to save the family plantation.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780743533379
 
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Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (October 1, 2004)
9780743533379 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $26.00
About: As Sherman's army marches from Atlanta to the sea in 1864, the city of Savannah lies directly in its path, threatening the livelihood of widow Sara Lester and her twelve-year-old daughter Hattie, who struggle to save the family plantation.

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