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Island Passages: An Illustrated History of Jekyll Island, Georgia [Hardcover]

Item : Island Passages: An Illustrated History of Jekyll Island, Georgia [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Davis, Jingle
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0820348694
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780820348698
Publisher Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Pages Pages : 288
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100082860

Jingle Davis (Author)
JINGLE DAVIS is a retired journalist who worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, often covering south Georgia and the coast.

Benjamin Galland (Photographer)
BENJAMIN GALLAND, born and raised on St. Simons Island, is a photographer and partner with the h2o Creative Group in Brunswick and the photographer for Jingle Davis’s Island Time: An Illustrated History of St. Simons Island, Georgia; Island Passages: An Illustrated History of Jekyll Island, Georgia; and Buddy Sullivan’s Sapelo: People and Place on a Georgia Sea Island (all Georgia).

Although it is among the smallest of Georgia’s Golden Isles, Jekyll Island boasts a depth of history rivaling that of its larger neighbors. The island embraces two National Historic Landmarks, a listing reserved for the nation’s most significant treasures. More than fifty archaeological sites have been excavated on Jekyll; others remain unexplored, including an Indian burial mound discovered recently on the grounds of a beachfront motel.

Written in a lively, accessible style by Jingle Davis and lavishly illustrated with photographs by Benjamin Galland, Island Passages is a solid work of public history that presents a carefully researched document of Jekyll Island, from itsgeologic beginning as a shifting sand spit to its present-day ownership by the state of Georgia.

While many books have been published about Jekyll, most focus on specific eras or episodes of island history—such as the Jekyll Island Club, the landing of the slaveship Wanderer, and the Du Bignon family dynasty. Davis and Galland’s book makes an important contribution to the island’s literature because it synthesizes all these aspects into a comprehl³›

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