Circling the Savannah
The Central Savannah River Area is famous for the sand hills that frame both sides of the great river dividing South Carolina from Georgia. Tom Mack presents his favorite places in this storied region, from the grand architectural remnants of Aiken's winter colony to Woodrow Wilson's boyhood home in Augusta.
Explore Edgefield, where the cemeteries are storytellers; Columbia, where Robert Mills--America's first homegrown architect--once plied his trade; and Abbeville, where the last meeting of the Confederate cabinet was held. Discover the secrets of Barnwell's famous vertical sundial and visit plantations, museums, monuments, and much more in this delightful collection of travel pieces.
About Tom Mack (Aiken, South Carolina Author)
Tom Mack holds the rank of USC Distinguished Professor Emeritus. During his thirty-nine years on the faculty of the University of South Carolina Aiken, twenty-five of those years as chair of the English Department, he was frequently recognized for his teaching, scholarship, and public service. In 2008, the USC Board of Trustees awarded him the prestigious Carolina Trustee Professorship; and in 2014, he received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities.
Besides writing over one hundred articles on American cultural history for various academic journals and reference volumes, Dr. Mack is the author of three books: Circling the Savannah, Hidden History of Aiken County, and Hidden History of Augusta. He also edited The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers and co-edited, with Andrew Geyer, the composite anthology A Shared Voice, an Indiefab Finalist in 2013. Mack was also the founding editor of The Oswald Review, the first international refereed journal of undergraduate research in the discipline of English (www.scholarcommons.sc.edu/tor).
He chairs the board of governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, which manages the state’s literary hall of fame.