White Columns in Georgia Author:Medora Field Perkerson Romance by candlelight; a breath of scandal; coffee and pistols at dawn; war and history in the making. it's all in WHITE COLUMNS IN GEORGIA - even murder. — The beautiful white-columned antebellum houses of Georgia are more than a tourist's dream. They are the South in its heyday. And here--in this vivacious book, is a delightful compendium of t... more »heir history, legend, folklore, and odd-doings.
Georgia -- the land of Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, Garden Clubbers, Talmadges, Junior Leaguers, Coca-Cola millionaires, alongside cotton farmers, Democrats - even Republicans! It's a state where anything could happen - and usually did, especially in its historic old houses.
The fabulous ladies, for instance; Confederate WACs and girl spies, Sherman's Georgia sweetheart and the snooty ghost of Eatonton, Mrs. Nathanael Greene and the famous English actress Fanny Kemble, whose JOURNAL rocked the South almost as much as UNCLE TOM'S CABIN...
And the houses; the old red brick in Roswell, belonging to the inventor of the earliest model of the sewing machine; in Jefferson, where the first man to use ether in surgery lived; in Athens, where the first garden club in the world was organized . . .
Old houses hold on to the people who have lived within their walls, and they hold on longest to those who have lived most vividly. Mrs. Perkerson has gathered them all - right down to the most rambunctious family skeleton - in a book of superb entertainment for all, from historians to architects, from the most unreconstructed rebel to the hardiest damyankee.« less