Book Reviews of Savannah: Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln

Savannah: Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln
Savannah Or a Gift for Mr Lincoln
Author: John Jakes
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ISBN-13: 9780451215703
ISBN-10: 0451215702
Publication Date: 9/6/2005
Pages: 321
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Masterly....Jake's careful manipulation of history and his knack for creating wacky, wicked characters are sure to lure readers...
A tapestry of betrayal, revenge and murder....Fans of Jake's earlier hits should find plenty of drama and antebellum in this lusty epic...
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fun book, but not completely believable to me.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about the Union's methods during the Civil War. I visited Savannah shortly after I finished this book and talked to one of the vendors at the state park. Apparently, the real reason that Sherman didn't burn Savannah was because he held a significant interest in Savannah cotton. Politicians never change.

Donna V.
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Very simplistic view of the March to the sea but would be appropriate for early teens and tweens.
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John Jakes writes a great book, and this is a good account of Savannah in the Civil war
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good read about the Civil War era. It's Christmas time in Savannah, the city has fallen to General Sherman and a widow and her daughter struggle to save their family's rice plantation.
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Excellent Civil War historical fiction
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Great civil war story
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Georgia, 1864: Sherman's army marches inexorable 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.

A very good book!
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Fictional account of the real campaign of General Sherman, "nemesis of the Confederacy," and the 1864 Christmas his army spent in Savannah, Georgia. His campaign is "still written about in books and studied in military colleges."
There's personal interest in Sara - the attractive, widow - and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter, Hattie.
I didn't read this book. It was one of only a few available
in the gift shop when I was in labor with our first baby.
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Another great John Jakes book!
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good book .. enjoyable .... but not one of my favorites .... fun to read about southern belle ... .some good historical fiction to it, which I do enjoy ... ok, maybe better than I rated :-)
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Makes the story of Sherman's march come alive told through the eyes of ficticious southerners.
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Georgia, 1864: Shermans army marches inexrably from Alanta to the sea. In its path, the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester Ladies--attractive widowed Sara ahd feisty twelve-year old daughter Hattie---struggle to save the family rice plantion.
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.
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As Sherman's army marches from Atlanta to the sea in it's path is the charming old city of Savannah. Jakes tells a story of battlefield danger, wartime romance, and indomitable courage.
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A wonderful twist on a horrible period in our history.