Book Signing: Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Unforgettable Galveston Characters
by Jan Johnson (The Galveston Gal)
2018, The History Press, Soft cover, $23.99
From financiers of the Texas Revolution to contestants in the Pageant of Pulchritude, the shores of Galveston enticed and cultivated a host of memorable men and women.
Bishops and bookies, concert pianists and cotton tycoons—all left an indelible print on their remarkable city. Magnolia Willis Sealy and the members of the Women’s Health Protective Association reshaped the ravages of the Great Storm into the glories of the Oleander City. The benevolent activism of Norris Wright Cuney transformed the social landscape, while actress Charlotte Walker and painter Boyer Gonzales Sr. extended the island’s cultural reach abroad. In Unforgettable Galveston Characters, Jan Johnson has assembled a most welcome history of Galveston’s many fascinating characters.
Jan Johnson is a 5th generation “BOI,” a freelance writer, and a tour guide with over 25 years experience. She has written two local guidebooks, Walking Historic Galveston, and Off the Beaten Paths: Driving Historic Galveston.