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Charleston: A Novel
Margaret Bradham Thornton

Ecco, 2014

A gifted writer makes her fiction debut with this lyrical and haunting story of missed chances and enduring love, set against the backdrop of high society Charleston, which probes the eternal question: can we ever truly go home again? When Eliza Poinsett left the elegant world of Charleston for college, she never expected it would take her ten years to return. Now almost a decade later, she is an art historian in London with a charming Etonian ...


Charleston: Then and Now®
W. Chris Phelps

Pavilion, 2013

This celebration of a city with a rich and turbulent history pairs vintage images from its rich past with photos taken today   Founded in 1670, Charleston has endured a succession of fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes and played a key role in the American Revolution and the Civil War, and Charlestonians have prevailed through it all. This collection of photographs shows how much of this deeply fascinating city has survived, and ...


Streetwise Charleston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Charleston, South Carolina - Folding pocket ...
Streetwise Maps

Streetwise Maps, 2007

Streetwise Charleston Map - Laminated Center City Street Map of Charleston, South Carolina - Folding pocket size travel map This map covers the following areas: Main Charleston, South Carolina Map 1:19,000 Historic Charleston Map 1:9,500 Charleston Regional Map 1;780,000 Charleston Area Map 1:220,000 North Charleston Map 1:39,000 Charleston is where history lives. Some areas still reflect the three hundred year old history of this coastal city. ...


Moon Charleston & Savannah (Moon Handbooks)
Jim Morekis

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2012

Connect Savannah Editor-in-Chief Jim Morekis shares the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis includes unique trip strategies like Literary Lark—following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt—and his Kayaker’s Paradise tour. Including expert advice on walking the squares of Savannah’s ...


Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Algonquin Books, 2003

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow ...


Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes
Suzanne Pollak, Lee Manigault

Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2014

Nestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy’s unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests, and cooking for the holidays. Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humor, students find they are living healthier, ...


Fodor's In Focus Charleston: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (Travel Guide)

Fodor's, 2013

One of the South’s most iconic cities, Charleston has perennial appeal for travelers. Eye-candy abounds throughout the city’s walkable center, from pastel row houses to white-columned antebellum mansions and leafy streets. This setting, together with superb Southern cuisine and green spaces for outdoor activities, makes Charleston a prime domestic American travel destination. Fodor’s InFocus Charleston also covers a side trip to popular ...


John Jakes

Signet, 2003

Charleston follows the lives, loves and shifting fortunes of the unforgettable Bell family from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the savage defeat of the Confederacy-and represents America's premier storyteller at his very best.


Alexandra Ripley

Grand Central Publishing, 1991

From the years of war to the Ragtime Era, Elizabeth Tradd is the center of an unforgettable family. She is a woman who experiences the horrors of life & a passion that comes to but a lucky few.


The Charleston Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Heart of the Old South
Holly Herrick

Three Forks, 2009

From the best roadside dives to the finest upscale eateries, The Charleston Chef’s Table opens up a new window on the Holy City, which has become a world-class culinary destination in recent years.


Charleston Interior
J. Thomas Savage, Thomas J. Savage, ...

Legacy Pubns, 1995

Interior, in its broadest sense, refers to not only the designs and dressings found inside a house, but also the inner of spiritual realm - the character, hidden constitution, or concealed nature of a place or thing.


Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour (Images of America)
Mary Preston Foster

Arcadia Publishing, 2005

Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of this beautiful city. With its architecture, palm trees, and cobblestone streets, Charleston is one of the South's great cultural destinations. Its ballrooms and benevolent society halls attest to grand periods of opulence and high living. The theater, libraries, museum, and college show an appreciation for culture and sophistication. ...


Hidden History of Old Charleston (SC) (Hidden Histories)
Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman, Edward Fitzsimons Good

The History Press, 2010

From the Lowcountry's first rrecorded duel to old-fashioned summers at the 'hottest spot in town,' these pages will captivate you with stories of people, events and places that have all but vanished from memory. Find out the real history behind some of Charleston's beloved mansions and learn about the early plantations and their owners. Join the authors as they relate the riots and romance, the preservation and politics- and even a ghost story ...


Charleston Then and Now (Then & Now Thunder Bay)
W. Chris Phelps

Thunder Bay Press, 2005

In 1670, the Carolina Colony crowned Charles' Town the capital city, and since then Charleston has enjoyed a colorful and turbulent history. Trade made this bustling seaport prosperous, and by the mid-eighteenth century, Charleston was the 4th largest city in the American Colonies. Though Charleston endured devastation in the Revolutionary and Civil wars, fires, hurricanes, and even earthquakes, it remains one of the most beautiful cities in the ...


Explorer's Guide Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands: A Great Destination (Eighth Edition) (Explorer's ...
Cecily McMillan

Countryman Press, 2014

"By all odds the best all-purpose guide to one of the most magical regions." —John Berendt, author of  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Charleston has become the most compelling destination in the coastal south for people who are serious about food and cooking, and this new edition of Explorer’s Guides Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands: A Great Destination is your best source for information on the farm-to-table scene and the ...


Charleston Receipts

The Junior League of Charleston, 1995

Charleston Receipts was first published in 1950 and is the oldest Junior League cookbook still in print. It contains 750 recipes, Gullah verses, and sketches by Charleston artists. This classic cookbook is a must-have for any collector! Inducted into the McIlhenny Hall of Fame, an award given for book sales that exceed 100,000 copies.


Charleston from Above: Aerial Photographs of the Lowcountry
Frank Glenn

Elevate, 2007

A city where history truly does live, Charleston, South Carolina is home to many of America's most admired landscapes. As the first aerial photographic book of its kind, Charleston From Above provides a unique vantage point to view the city's most famous landmarks from the sky. This full-color photographic portrait paints pictures of a Charleston and surrounding South Caroline lowcountry that has captivated the hearts and minds of all that see ...


Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden
Quentin Bell, Virginia Nicholson

Frances Lincoln, 2004

Set in the heart of the Sussex Downs, Charleston Farmhouse is the most important remaining example of Bloomsbury decorative style, created by the painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Quentin Bell, the younger son of Clive and Vanessa Bell, and his daughter Virghinia Nicholson, tell the story of this unique house, linking it with some of the leading cultural figures who were invited there, including Vanessa's sister Virginia Woolf, the writer ...


Charleston! Charleston!: The History of a Southern City
Walter J. Jr. Fraser

University of South Carolina Press, 1991

This book records Charleston's development from 1670 and ends with an afterword on the effects of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, drawing with special care on information from every facet of the city's life-its people and institutions; its art and architecture; its recreational, social and intellectual life; its politics and city government.


Unforgotten Sins in Charleston
Jim Gordon III

DuRhett-VanDuff Publishing House, 2013

Unforgotten Sins in Charleston is a character-driven story about one of the oldest, aristocratic families in the Holy City, trying to keep their dark and deadly secrets at bay. With Charleston's history of pagan rituals, voodoo, ghostly legends, and superstitions, the city and Timothy Camdin share a mysterious marriage of cruel, inhuman horrors concealed by a cultured elegance. Richard and Annina Camdin, Timothy's affluent grandparents, rescue ...



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