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by Cristina Piva,Murray Silver

Download Behind the Moss Curtain: And Other Great Savannah Stories ePub
  • ISBN 0972422404
  • ISBN13 978-0972422406
  • Language English
  • Author Cristina Piva,Murray Silver
  • Publisher Bonaventture Books; 5th edition (December 3, 2004)
  • Pages 285
  • Formats lrf lrf docx txt
  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory United States
  • Size ePub 1569 kb
  • Size Fb2 1917 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 637

2003 Bonaventure Books hardcover Murray Silver (Great Balls of Fire: True Story of Jerry Lee Lewis). Nine true stories not found anywhere else in print. Most of them are about the good old days when Savannah was run by gangsters and gamblers, a time when the town was known as the "Independent State of Chatham County." Some tragic, some comic, a few ghosts...but all true! - Amazon

In the largest story, "Behind the Moss Curtain," Silver attacks Berendt for profiting from something as sordid as. .

In the largest story, "Behind the Moss Curtain," Silver attacks Berendt for profiting from something as sordid as murder. He lambastes Savannahians who have opened gift shops or written stories or made movies about the sort of event Berendt described so well in his novel. The stories in Behind the Moss Curtain would be interesting in the hands of a skilled and unbiased writer, but they are presented to the reader awkwardly and with a prejudice that looks a lot like "sour grapes" in the wake of another author's vast success.

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Behind The Moss Curtain' delves into the remarkable scoundrels and heroes that made Savannah what it is today. Reading Murray Silver's book was like talking in confidence to an old friend

Behind The Moss Curtain' delves into the remarkable scoundrels and heroes that made Savannah what it is today. And the amazing part about Savannah's narrative is that more often than not, the scoundrels ARE the heroes. Reading Murray Silver's book was like talking in confidence to an old friend. But the tales being whispered are the full & intriguing backstories of some of Savannah's most famous (and infamous). And what stories! Real-life 'characters' include gangsters and rum-runners, smugglers and murderers, boxers and disgraced baseball greats

Silver, Murray M. ISBN-13.

Silver, Murray M.

Savannah, GA: Bonaventure Books, 2005. Fine in Fine DJ. Signed by the author with black felt tip pen on title page ISBN: 0972422404 (Savannah, Georgia, Anecdotes, Social Life And Customs). Other Products from hartmannbooks (View All). Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction To War, Politics And Life.

I bought a copy of behind the moss curtain by Murray M. Silver during a visit to Savannah. I felt like I was sitting on a Savanah porch listening to Mr Silver speak as I read his great book

I bought a copy of behind the moss curtain by Murray M. I met Mr Silver at the book signing and he was a very nice person to talk to and welcomed me to the great City of Savannah. Once I got back to Ohio I could not put the book down. I enjoyed the book very much by Mr Silvers storytelling ability. I felt like I was sitting on a Savanah porch listening to Mr Silver speak as I read his great book. I look foward to purchasing and reading more of Murray Silver's work.

1st ed. by Murray Silver. Published 2002 by Bonaventure Books in Savannah, GA. Written in English.

Behind the moss curtain, and other great Savannah stories. 1st ed.

Behind the Moss Curtain, and Other Great Savannah Stories by Christina Piva; Murray Silver and a great selection of related books, art and . Christina Piva; Murray Silver. Published by Bonaventure Books. ISBN 10: 097242248X ISBN 13: 9780972422482.

Christina Piva; Murray Silver.

Personal Name: Silver, Murray, 1953-. Bonaventure Books, (c)2011. Physical Description: vii, 237 p. : ports. Personal Name: Piva, Christina. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Silver has also published a book entitled Behind The Moss Curtain: And Other Great Savannah Stories. The book is mainly about ghost stories which Silver has either personally encountered or has been told about. For the last couple of years, Silver has traveled America taking pictures of "orbs" which are supposedly ghosts. Orbs show up on digital camera photos. They are white circles that can be both in groups and single. Silver unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Savannah in 2015. Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Ese
I loved "Midnight" and was looking for another book of its kind, and not having much luck. I read a book by one of the personalities featured in "Midnight" (a book called "Hiding My Candy"). The book wasn't bad but wasn't great either. I then read a book by and about a woman who relocated to Savannah, but I found that Savannah played a way-too-small part in the book. Then I bought a used copy of "Behind the Moss..." from Amazon, and hit the jackpot. If you're looking for more information about Savannah and its odd characters, you're not going to do any better than "Behind the Moss..." if you've already read "Midnight". I have recently ordered a used copy of a more recent book by Silver through Amazon ("When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama"). Here's hoping it's as good.
Doulkree
If you are new to Savannah, you must have this book. People refer to these stories all the time. If you have lived in Savannah more than a year or more, you have already heard the stories.
Kazigrel
Mr. Silver writes best when he has a real writer alongside him, as in "Great Balls of Fire" with Myra Lewis. This work is a garbled and incomplete mess. I seriously doubt a real publisher would have picked it up. Mr. Silver picked wonderful subject matter for his book, the rich and storied histories in Savannah, but he can't capture it and the book has contridictions galore. The introduction is almost unreadable, the book is often boring and not as entertaining as the personality of the author. I met him at his shop in Savannah and I heard him say over and over that evening, " I wrote Great Balls of Fire!" by way of introduction. Kind of strange, but he was engaging enough that I wanted to read this new book he was signing. "Moss Curtain" was a waste of my time and it's not worth yours.
Uriel
I have lived in Savannah now for over 20 years, and quite frankly I've been puzzled by the attention 'Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil' has generated over the years. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun book; but it reads like fiction, and captures very little flavor of the city I know and love. Savannah is a unique Southern city, and doesn't need largely fictionalized scenes involving murderous drug-addicted hayseeds, crossdressers, and obsessive Nazi-collecting antique dealers to make up enough content for an interesting book. The only resemblance between 'Midnight' and MY Savannah is geography. You need to understand that some places just have a history, and others have a *story*. Savannah is one of those places with an amazing & layered tale to tell that goes beyond mere pedigree. 'Behind The Moss Curtain' delves into the remarkable scoundrels and heroes that made Savannah what it is today. And the amazing part about Savannah's narrative is that more often than not, the scoundrels ARE the heroes.

Reading Murray Silver's book was like talking in confidence to an old friend. But the tales being whispered are the full & intriguing backstories of some of Savannah's most famous (and infamous). And what stories! Real-life 'characters' include gangsters and rum-runners, smugglers and murderers, boxers and disgraced baseball greats. But this in not merely a collection of villains: Civil Rights heroes and dogged police detectives are also featured. Of special note is the sad, gruesome tale of Jesse McKethan, a mentally-addled boy who committed a horrific crime.

This is the book I will recommend to everyone who wants to know what life in Savannah is REALLY like. Silver's book succeeds where others have failed, namely at giving the reader an insight into the Savannah that is truly hidden... behind the moss curtain.
AnnyMars
"Always tell the truth, then you do not have to remember what you said!" Silver does this very well. I laughed out loud at "Buster White's Big Fight Night," and cried reading "The Saga of Silent Stafford." I purchased this from the author, who is a unique, passionate, intelligent person. I read the book from cover to cover in 3 days...and have read various chapters more than once. An absolutely splendid addition to any library about Savannah, Ga. Non-fiction at its finest!
Kelerana
I bought a copy of behind the moss curtain by Murray M. Silver during a visit to Savannah. I met Mr Silver at the book signing and he was a very nice person to talk to and welcomed me to the great City of Savannah. Once I got back to Ohio I could not put the book down. I enjoyed the book very much by Mr Silvers storytelling ability. I felt like I was sitting on a Savanah porch listening to Mr Silver speak as I read his great book. I look foward to purchasing and reading more of Murray Silver's work.

William S. Stephens
Cherry The Countess
I met Murray in Savannah at a book signing a couple of years ago.

I really enjoyed the section in the book concerning, Shoeless Joe. There is a lot more to Ole' Joe than bare feet and a magic cornfield! I was so impressed with his writing that I can't wait

for his next book.