Item description for Wassaw Sound by William C. Harris, Jr....
After the success of two best-selling novels, William Harris continues to fascinate readers by calling upon his intimate knowledge of Savannah people, history, and surroundings. WASSAW SOUND brings back beloved characters and weaves a tale of intrigue in the Low Country. Spanning from the 1950's to the present, the story is centered around an actual event in which a hydrogen bomb was jettisoned into Wassaw Sound in February 1958 by a damaged B-47 bomber. While WASSAW SOUND revolves around the story of the Tybee Bomb, it is about much more. It speaks of the power of lifelong friendships, the pain of unrequited love, the fruitlessness of unfettered hatred, and the magnificence of faith and its power to overcome. Most people are familiar with the buildings and parks in the historic section of Savannah, but few know the beauty and splendor of the marshes, rivers, and islands that lie to the east of the city. In WASSAW SOUND Harris takes the reader on a tour de force of these places replete with vivid descriptions of the flora, fauna, and seductive landscape of the area.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Mar 17, 2008
Publisher Frederic C. Beil Publisher
ISBN 1929490372 ISBN13 9781929490370
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More About William C. Harris, Jr.
William C. Harris is Professor of History at North Carolina State University.
William C. Harris has an academic affiliation as follows - North Carolina State University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Wassaw Sound?
Well-written with lots of local flavor... Aug 31, 2008
I have now completed three recent novels about the lost "Tybee Bomb" all of which are based on a true incident in 1958. A bomber, after being involved with an in-air collision with another military aircraft, drops a nuclear bomb core off of Tybee Island Georgia before attempting an emergency landing at nearby Hunter air field in Savannah. This novel explains what might happen if terrorists discover the location of the lost bomb and attempt to use it. Amazingly, this obvious thriller is almost more of a love story than an action story.
"Wassaw Sound" has the appealing strong character development and you feel like you know these people by the end of the book. (My only minor criticism is that maybe we got just a tiny too much history of these characters.) But I love depth including the development of rich details of place of Savannah, Thunderbolt, and coastal Georgia - all adding to the credibility to the story. The story incorporates sometimes forgotten local and US history and includes a tie into the Cuban boat lift and other historical events that us older readers may remember.
Last week I was on Tybee Island visiting with friends and they gave me more history about the author - a well known resident of this small island community. Apparently the author has a medical background and this expertise serves to make the story even more interesting.
I stayed up late finishing this book and trust that other readers will do the same. A good read.
Five Stars May 9, 2008
I loved Delerium of the Brave, but this was even better. This is a page turner and also a romantic tale. It is set in a beautiful part of the world and Harris captures the atmosphere of marshes and salt water. The excitement of the story will keep you reading through the night.
The best book about Savannah yet. Apr 12, 2008
This is the third book by this author and his best yet. This is an exciting story with memorable characters. It is set in one of the most fascinating cities in America and the historical background is the story of our times. Dr. Harris' father was the sheriff and many of the seemingly fictional events are based on true stories.
Wassaw Sound Mar 3, 2008
This is a must read for anyone, whether they grew up in Savannah or not. What an awesome storyline...the Tybee H Bomb. At first glance, I thought this would be a great "guy" book. Once I began reading, I couldn't put it down, so, it's a great "gal" book as well.