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Savannah {or} a Gift for Mr. Lincoln

John Jakes

The author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers sets his sights on the jewel of the South -- Savannah -- and brings it to life in his inimitable style. Georgia, 1864: Sherman's army marches 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; a fast-talking, piano-playing reporter from New York; a pair of thwarted young lovers; a raffish Indiana cavalryman; a valiant former slave; and a whole 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.

The author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers sets his sights on the jewel of the South -- Savannah -- and brings it to life in his inimitable style. Georgia, 1864: Sherman's army marches 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; a fast-talking, piano-playing reporter from New York; a pair of thwarted young lovers; a raffish Indiana cavalryman; a valiant former slave; and a whole 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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The author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers sets his sights on the jewel of the South -- Savannah -- and brings it to life in his inimitable style. Georgia, 1864: Sherman's army marches 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; a fast-talking, piano-playing reporter from New York; a pair of thwarted young lovers; a raffish Indiana cavalryman; a valiant former slave; and a whole 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ed Sala

Length:

8h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:40