Savannah, Immortal City is the first of a four-part series titled Civil War Savannah. It offers a pictorial and textual history of all the important antebellum and Civil War sites in the city of Savannah, Georgia, and surrounding Chatham County. After a decade of research, Savannah’s true history is unveiled by authors Vaughnette Goode-Walker, Barry Sheehy, and Cindy Wallace. Inspired by research, anchored by historic photography, the Civil War Savannah Series is one of the most ambitious and revealing historical series ever written about the “Untouched City” of the Old South.
The second book in the series, Brokers, Bankers, and Bay Lane—Inside the Savannah Slave Trade examines the business of slavery in late antebellum Savannah. The third book Touched with Fire, offers a history of Savannah’s Civil War cemeteries and the wartime generation buried there. Finally, in A Terrible Beauty, we examine the many important military sites in Chatham and surrounding counties, showcasing the beautiful photography of Cindy Wallace.
Cindy Wallace is a native of Amarillo, Texas. She earned her undergraduate degree in Art Education with a Photography concentration at Armstrong Atlantic State University and her Master’s degree in Photography from Georgia Southern University. Ms. Wallace has taught darkroom and digital photography at both of her alma maters.
She has developed a unique style of photographic composition with a talent for capturing the play of light and shadow on architecture and decorative detail that never intrudes upon the genuine antiquity of the original. Cindy Wallace is also a freelance commercial photographer who has photographed the Savannah area for over 20 years.
The Savannah Book Festival is a non-profit organization that hosts an annual, weekend-long festival of the written and spoken word, February 18-20, 2011. It remains free and open to the public at Telfair Square, in the Historic District of Savannah, Ga.
This author’s appearance at the 2011 festival has been graciously sponsored by: