Jim Jordan is an author and historian living in South Carolina. He is the author of the novels Savannah Grey: A Tale of Antebellum Georgia and Penny Savannah: A Tale of Civil War in Georgia. Mr. Jordan has published articles in the Georgia Historical Quarterly and the Journal of Military History. He is the author of The Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade (University of Georgia Press). In 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans to Jekyll Island, Georgia. This book presents his “Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book.” These seventy long-lost letters shed light on the lead-up to the Civil War from the remarkable perspective of a troubled, and troubling figure.