Georgia first lady Sandra Deal authors book about Georgia governor’s mansion

“Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion” by Sandra Deal and co-authored by Jennifer Dickey and Catherine Lewis is available for a unique Christmas gift.

Memories of the Mansion: The Story of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion

Hardcover first editions, including editions signed by the authors, are available at

The 226-page book depicts the history of the 30-room, Greek revival-style home built in 1967 as told through stories and experiences of the first families who lived there.

The authors worked closely with the Busbee, Carter, Maddox, Harris, Miller, Barnes and Perdue families to include their memories and behind -the- scene photos of life in the Governor’s mansion. Recent photographs are from local photographer, Christopher Oquendo.

In the last week, Mrs. Deal has autographed copies of the book at The Georgia Archives and in her hometown of Gainesville at the Northeast Georgia History Museum.