This is the story - claimed to be based on facts - of how the song Jingle Bells came to be. The man at the piano (on cover) was a Minister of Music at a small church in Savannah, Georgia back around the time of the Civil War. His congregation embraced emancipation of slaves and often suffered from the backlashes thereof (bricks through the windows). Anyhoo -- it's a wonderful story. Below is the historical marker in Savannah that tells a bit about how the story came to be. Emily and I loved reading this book.