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The Resource Thirteen Georgia ghosts and Jeffrey, Kathryn Tucker Windham ; illustrations and jacket by Frances Lanier ; with a new afterword by Dilcy Windham Hilley and Ben Windham, (electronic resource)

Thirteen Georgia ghosts and Jeffrey, Kathryn Tucker Windham ; illustrations and jacket by Frances Lanier ; with a new afterword by Dilcy Windham Hilley and Ben Windham, (electronic resource)

Label
Thirteen Georgia ghosts and Jeffrey
Title
Thirteen Georgia ghosts and Jeffrey
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Tucker Windham ; illustrations and jacket by Frances Lanier ; with a new afterword by Dilcy Windham Hilley and Ben Windham
Title variation
13 Georgia ghosts and Jeffrey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Petrifying the Peach State, hosts of haints have beset the state of Georgia throughout its storied history. In Thirteen Georgia Ghosts and Jeffrey, best-selling folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham, along with her trusty spectral companion Jeffrey, introduce thirteen of Georgia's most famous ghost stories. Windham won hearts across the nation in her regular radio broadcasts and many public appearances. The South's most prolific raconteur of revenants, Windham, giving new meaning to the phrase "ghost-writer," does more than tell ghost stories-she captures the true spirit of the place. Evoking Georgia's colonial era, "The Eternal Dinner Party" explains why the sounds of an elegant dinner soire;e still waft from the grove of Savannah's Bonaventure estate. At the onset of the Revolution, the Tattnall family abandoned Bonaventure and slipped away to England. Young Josiah Tattnall eventually returned to fight in the Revolution, restored Bonaventure, and later became Georgia's governor. One holiday eve, when the mansion was bedecked with magnolia and holly and crowded with visitors, a fire too large to control swept through the old house. Tattnall, exhibiting his cool head and impeccable manners, ordered the massive dinner table carried out to the garden where he enjoined his holiday revelers to continue their stately meal. The melancholy strains of Tattnall's dinner guests still echo through Bonaventure's ancient oaks on moonlight nights. In "The Ghost of Andersonville," Windham takes visitors near the woebegone Confederate prisoner-of-war camp. A plaque there still recounts the tale of Swiss immigrant and Confederate captain Henry Wirz. Convicted-many thought wrongly-of war crimes, Wirz's restless ghost still perambulates the highways of south Georgia. Writing for the Georgia Historical Commission, Miss Bessie Lewis quips in her preface to this beloved collection, "Who should be better able to tell of happenings long past than the ghosts of those who had a part in them?" A perennial favorite, this commemorative edition restores 13 Georgia Ghosts and Jeffrey to the ghastly grandeur of its original 1973 edition. "--
  • "Jeffrey, the friendly ghost who lives in Kathryn Tucker Windham's home in Selma, Alabama, stirred Kathryn Windham's latent interest in the subject of ghosts, and she began a collection of authentic ghost stories from throughout the South. This book is Windham's selection of thirteen of Georgia's grandest ghosts for inclusion in this volume of true tales of the supernatural"--
  • "Petrifying the Peach State, hosts of haints have beset the state of Georgia throughout its storied history. In Thirteen Georgia Ghosts and Jeffrey, best-selling folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham, along with her trusty spectral companion Jeffrey, introduce thirteen of Georgia's most famous ghost stories. Windham won hearts across the nation in her regular radio broadcasts and many public appearances. The South's most prolific raconteur of revenants, Windham, giving new meaning to the phrase "ghost-writer," does more than tell ghost stories-she captures the true spirit of the place. Evoking Georgia's colonial era, "The Eternal Dinner Party" explains why the sounds of an elegant dinner soire;e still waft from the grove of Savannah's Bonaventure estate. At the onset of the Revolution, the Tattnall family abandoned Bonaventure and slipped away to England. Young Josiah Tattnall eventually returned to fight in the Revolution, restored Bonaventure, and later became Georgia's governor. One holiday eve, when the mansion was bedecked with magnolia and holly and crowded with visitors, a fire too large to control swept through the old house. Tattnall, exhibiting his cool head and impeccable manners, ordered the massive dinner table carried out to the garden where he enjoined his holiday revelers to continue their stately meal. The melancholy strains of Tattnall's dinner guests still echo through Bonaventure's ancient oaks on moonlight nights. In "The Ghost of Andersonville," Windham takes visitors near the woebegone Confederate prisoner-of-war camp. A plaque there still recounts the tale of Swiss immigrant and Confederate captain Henry Wirz. Convicted-many thought wrongly-of war crimes, Wirz's restless ghost still perambulates the highways of south Georgia. Writing for the Georgia Historical Commission, Miss Bessie Lewis quips in her preface to this beloved collection, "Who should be better able to tell of happenings long past than the ghosts of those who had a part in them?" A perennial favorite, this commemorative edition restores 13 Georgia Ghosts and Jeffrey to the ghastly grandeur of its original 1973 edition."--
  • "Jeffrey, the friendly ghost who lives in Kathryn Tucker Windham's home in Selma, Alabama, stirred Kathryn Windham's latent interest in the subject of ghosts, and she began a collection of authentic ghost stories from throughout the South. This book is Windham's selection of thirteen of Georgia's grandest ghosts for inclusion in this volume of true tales of the supernatural"--
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DLC
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Windham, Kathryn Tucker
Dewey number
133.109758
LC call number
BF1472.U6
LC item number
.W567 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghosts
  • FICTION / Ghost
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Label
Thirteen Georgia ghosts and Jeffrey, Kathryn Tucker Windham ; illustrations and jacket by Frances Lanier ; with a new afterword by Dilcy Windham Hilley and Ben Windham, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001483039
Dimensions
27 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Commemorative edition.
Extent
ix, 158 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780817318819
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014041566
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001483039
Label
Thirteen Georgia ghosts and Jeffrey, Kathryn Tucker Windham ; illustrations and jacket by Frances Lanier ; with a new afterword by Dilcy Windham Hilley and Ben Windham, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001483039
Dimensions
27 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Commemorative edition.
Extent
ix, 158 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780817318819
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014041566
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001483039

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