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Charleston, A Historic Walking Tour

Creator: Mary Preston Foster | History - 2005-06-01

A guide book will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the South's great cultural destinations, which has endured periods of grandeur, occupation, a ...

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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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. But don't let the city's beauty hide its turbulent history. The horrors of bombardment and occupation by conquering armies have left their marks. The city has experienced bleak times and disasters, including fires, a devastating earthquake, and hurricanes, not to mention the challenges of Reconstruction. Yet Charleston has survived its darker days, and now may be the city's finest hour. Neighborhoods from Calhoun Street to the Battery are in better condition today than they have ever been before. This book offers three tours to explore the historic downtown: the Meeting Street loop, the Legare Street loop, and the Ansonborough tour. Enjoy the walk, and let the city tell you its story.



528 pages

Charleston, the place and the people

Creator: Harriott Horry Ravenel | 1906

CHARLESTON CHAPTER I HIS MOST SACRED MAJESTY. THE LORDS PROPRIETORS IN the year of our Lord 1679 the Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina on the Continent of North America ordered the Governor of their said province to remove ...



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Frommer's Portable Charleston

Creator: Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince | Travel - 2011-03-31

See the very best of Charleston Whether you're looking for antebellum architecture or the tastiest fried pickles in town, our expert authors guide you to your best Charleston experience.

Publisher: Frommers

About this book
See the very best of CharlestonWhether you're looking for antebellum architecture or the tastiest fried pickles in town, our expert authors guide you to your best Charleston experience.Detailed maps throughout Exact prices, directions, opening hours, and other practical informationCandid reviews of hotels and restaurants, plus sights, shopping, and nightlifeInsider tips from local expert authors


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  • Ecco

    Charleston: A Novel

    Book (Ecco)

    Rating (75 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Ecco

    More psychological than your typical romance

    My perception is that this is a story for a "mature audience". By that evaluation I do NOT mean that it is in any way risqué or improper or overly erotic - quite the opposite. However, it is far more psychological than your typical romance, and it is not in any sense an action story.Thornton obviously knows her locale; her descriptions of the city of Charleston and the surrounding countryside are vivid and evocative. Likewise, she is clearly conversant with local art and the provenance of artworks. Although those who are not interested in the processes of authentication of artworks might find these descriptions tedious, I rather enjoyed them - especially the discussion of Eliza's attempts to verify a pastel portrait, and her subsequent endeavors to develop an exhibition of the work of "Slave Potter Dave".I have complained in the past that I don't always agree with the way some novelists end their stories, and that is true in the case of "Charleston"... 4/5 Trudie Barreras - See all my reviews, May 11, 2014

    We Are Our Past

    Excellent first work of fiction by Margaret Bradam Thornton that immediately sweeps you into Charleston, South Carolina with it’s deep sense of history, tradition, and old family community. Eliza Poinsett comes home after ten years, and finds that it is as if she hadn’t left. Emotional ties, still pull, and she is quickly wrapped up in the rhythms of her past, which is intricately woven among Charleston’s landscape and history.This is a gentle, reflective novel without sharp dramatic edges. It’s a novel that is just simply enjoyable to pick up and immerse yourself in. Perhaps the most satisfying part is the description of Charleston itself, as a culture that looks back more than forward, and how that plays apart in Eliza’s own search for understanding.Along the way, the author uses a couple predictable plot elements that may disappoint some; but it is the reflective, never strident, events of the story that offers a sort of healing... 5/5 VReviews (USA) - See all my reviews, May 6, 2014

    A Hauntingly Beautiful Novel

    When I first saw the synopsis for Charleston by Margaret Bradham Thornton I knew I wanted to read it. Eliza grew up in Charleston but left for art study in New York and then London when things didn't work for her and her high school sweetheart, Henry. She unexpectedly meets up with Henry at a wedding in London, and he tells her to contact him when she's back in Charleston. Now she's back in Charleston for what should be a short visit. But as she absorbed again into the people and culture of the charming Southern cit,y, Eliza has to decide if one can ever truly go home again, go back to what was.This book is beautiful. The descriptions of the people and places of Charleston were alive. I love Charleston, and, having lived in South Carolina all my life, I've been there many times. Reading this book I could see all the things I love about Charleston, and having things related from Eliza's point of view gave me inside information that I've never known as a tourist. It was... 4/5 L. Courtney "Book Mom" - See all my reviews, May 31, 2014
    List Price: $25.99


  • Signet

    Charleston

    Book (Signet)

    Rating (69 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Signet

    Uneven

    I have enjoyed some of John Jakes' other historical novels in the past and was delighted that he selceted Charleston as the venue of his latest. Unfortunately, I found the book disapointing.It is basically divided into 3 eras starting with the American Revolution to "young America" in the early 1800s to the Civil War. What usually makes Jakes so talented is his ability to link generations for seamless story telling. I really didn't find that here. It was more like 3 loosely connected stories that did not relate the way they should have. The novel was also missing a likable hero. None of the family members were that pleasant and I found myself not really caring about them. The book would have been much improved by having likable people!The section dealing with the era preceeding the Civil War is well written and captures a divisive time. As usual with Jakes, figures from US history walk across the pages (Frederick Douglass, the Grimke sisters). I almost... 2/5 Samantha W. Mckevitt "longislandgirl" (Dix Hills, NY United States) - See all my reviews, August 18, 2002

    You can learn A LOT from the genre of historical fiction...

    ...and John Jakes is one of its master craftsmen. This volume is the multigenerational saga of the fictitious Bell family of Charleston, South Carolina. Its timeline runs from 1720 to 1866 and thus covers a host of tumultuous times in the Low Country community._Charleston_ is divided into three "books." Book One sees Edward Bell fighting on the side of the American Revolution, both before and after Charleston's surrender to the British. Those of us with northern upbringing and education tend to equate the Revolution with Massachusetts in April 1775, not South Carolina in 1781. Either we never learned that Charleston fell to the British in that war, or we had no idea what that meant. Of course, the battle of the colonists versus the loyalists divides the Bell family as well, and the rift seems to widen as the decades pass. Book Two follows Alexandra Bell, her brother Hampton, and their cousins Ouida and Gibbes as they react to slavery issues and take sides in the... 4/5 Corinne H. Smith (Lancaster County, PA) - See all my reviews, August 25, 2002

    Too much history, not enough novel

    0 3/5 Timothy J. Kindler (Rochester, NY) - See all my reviews, October 16, 2002
    List Price: $8.99


  • Fodor's

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

    Book (Fodor's)

    Rating (8 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Fodor's

    Charleston Review, Fodor's

    0 4/5 mjr - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's In Focus Charleston, 1st Edition: with Hilton Head & The Lowcountry (Travel Guide) (Paperback) The best thing that I liked about this book was that it was small enough to carry around. I studied it and highlighted points of interest before the trip and it was easy to reference back to it throughout our visit. I liked the descriptions of items under 'points of interest.' I would have liked a longer list of restaurants, especially the restaurants that were not so expensive. The maps in the book were just ok. I would definitely recommend this book; it was a good value. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 10, 2011

    Useful but incomplete

    0 3/5 Paul Foley "Paul" (Glen Rock, NJ) - See all my reviews, April 13, 2012

    must read if you are going to charleston

    0 4/5 thom from ohio - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's In Focus Charleston: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (Travel Guide) (Paperback) book is a very good vacation planning guide it gives a lot of money saving tips on where to stay and where to go 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 4, 2014
    List Price: $12.99


  • Algonquin Books

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

    Book (Algonquin Books)

    Rating (51 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Algonquin Books

    Charleston Lite

    Charleston is one of the most charming cities in the US, and it is fitting that Diana Hollingsworth Gessler has written a delightfully charming book about the Holy City. "Very Charleston" is a small book, but big on snippets of Charleston. It is also wonderfully illustrated by Gessler with watercolors. This 159 page book is packed with a myriad of entertaining tidbits. It includes historical facts, famous festivals, Charleston vocabulary, places of interest, interesting characters (past and present), famous restaurants, some traditional recipes and LOTS of trivia. It also touches on such diverse topics as The Civil War, The Citadel, Slavery, making indigo, architectural details and places to shop.Very Charleston is the perfect book for a new visitor to Charleston. There are a few minor inaccuracies (for example, there are more than 3 zones for carriage tours). But these do not detract from the book. However, a visitor seeking a more in-depth look at the Holy... 4/5 Cynthia K. Robertson (beverly, new jersey USA) - See all my reviews, January 28, 2004

    WONDERFUL BOOK!!!!

    0 5/5 MOM2HKH "MOM2HKH" (Hershey, PA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm (Hardcover) My mother-in-law gave us this book before our move to Charleston, SC. My own family came to visit and while driving around downtown with the book it felt like a tour of our very own. The next day we did in fact go on a real Charleston tour and they restated many of the interesting facts of Charleston found within the book! The book is not only a wealth of information, but also a beautifully illustrated book!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! :) I recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about Charleston! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 8, 2005

    Very Charleston

    0 5/5 Roy Mclain - See all my reviews, August 8, 2005
    List Price: $15.95


  • Grand Central Publishing

    Charleston

    Book (Grand Central Publishing)

    Rating (26 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Grand Central Publishing

    Charleston

    Charleston is yet another one of Alexandra Ripley's historical fiction novels. The book begins during the middle of the Civil War and continues on towards 1898. The story surrounds on the Charlestonians, all whom are related to each other somehow or the other. The Tradds, the family that it is focused on, is made up of Mary Tradd, a brainless beauty as the mother; Pinckney Tradd, the new head of the family since the father died during the war, he's worried about how he can bring money in for the family; Stuart Tradd, a young boy not even in his teens during the war, but decides that he's going to defeat the Yankees no matter what; and Lizzie Tradd, the youngest, who isn't quite like any other girl after the war.This book describes the lives of the Tradd family, and the struggles of their attempts to earn enough the support the family. The animosity towards the Yankees and other "New People" are expressed with the Charlestonian's way of "politing them to death."Although the... 4/5 "lmarmarmar" - See all my reviews This review is from: Charleston (Mass Market Paperback) Boy, was this book ever hard to track down! Seems that most people who read it want to keep it for their own collection - and I just became one of them! Besides the fact that Ripley is one of my favorite authors, Charleston is one of my favorite cities, and historical fiction is my favorite genre of literature, this book caught my attention from the first page and kept it all the way until the last.This heartwarming, often heartbreaking novel reveals the triumphs and tragedies that were 19th century southern America. From sending young men off to fight their brothers,to facing the adversity of Reconstruction, to the struggle between between races and classes, Ripley absolutely captures the latter part of a tumultuous century.Leading us on this journey is the novel's heroine, Elizabeth Tradd, raised in wealth and finery until the Civil War leaves her family bordering on poverty. "Lizzie", despite the set-backs, however, manages to use her tenacious spirit and her... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 11, 2002

    Another Ripley Winner!

    Boy, was this book ever hard to track down! Seems that most people who read it want to keep it for their own collection - and I just became one of them! Besides the fact that Ripley is one of my favorite authors, Charleston is one of my favorite cities, and historical fiction is my favorite genre of literature, this book caught my attention from the first page and kept it all the way until the last.This heartwarming, often heartbreaking novel reveals the triumphs and tragedies that were 19th century southern America. From sending young men off to fight their brothers,to facing the adversity of Reconstruction, to the struggle between between races and classes, Ripley absolutely captures the latter part of a tumultuous century.Leading us on this journey is the novel's heroine, Elizabeth Tradd, raised in wealth and finery until the Civil War leaves her family bordering on poverty. "Lizzie", despite the set-backs, however, manages to use her tenacious spirit and her... 5/5 Amber Nichole (Indiana) - See all my reviews This review is from: Charleston (Mass Market Paperback) I have read every historical romance set in the Old South that I have gotten my hands on and this one is by far the best!!!!! I have been a HUGE Gone with the Wind fan since I was a teenager, but to compare these two books is unfair, I think. They both take place in the South around the time of Civil War, but the simliarities stop there. Scarlett, the heroine of GWTW, is selfish, greedy and manipulative (dont get me wrong, I love her for it, even try to emulate her at times) but facts are facts. Scarlett had to "lie, steal, cheat or kill" to survive after the war, and we celebrate her for that. Elizabeth Tradd, Margaret Tradd, Julia Ashley and Lucy Anson, the main "ladies" in this book are everything we love about true heroines. Julia Ashley, unmarried spenster who is truely the head of the family, is strong, smart, calculating and at times, hard. She amazingly saves the Ashley Plantation from certain ruin, even as the Yankees are at her front door. Margaret Tradd, she is the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 21, 2003

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

    I have read every historical romance set in the Old South that I have gotten my hands on and this one is by far the best!!!!! I have been a HUGE Gone with the Wind fan since I was a teenager, but to compare these two books is unfair, I think. They both take place in the South around the time of Civil War, but the simliarities stop there. Scarlett, the heroine of GWTW, is selfish, greedy and manipulative (dont get me wrong, I love her for it, even try to emulate her at times) but facts are facts. Scarlett had to "lie, steal, cheat or kill" to survive after the war, and we celebrate her for that. Elizabeth Tradd, Margaret Tradd, Julia Ashley and Lucy Anson, the main "ladies" in this book are everything we love about true heroines. Julia Ashley, unmarried spenster who is truely the head of the family, is strong, smart, calculating and at times, hard. She amazingly saves the Ashley Plantation from certain ruin, even as the Yankees are at her front door. Margaret Tradd, she is the... 5/5 0, September 27, 2005
    List Price: $6.50


  • Avalon Travel Publishing

    Moon Charleston & Savannah (Moon Handbooks)

    Book (Avalon Travel Publishing)

    Rating (33 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Avalon Travel Publishing

    Excellent guide

    0 5/5 Eleanor H. (Chicago, IL USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Moon Charleston and Savannah (Moon Handbooks) (Paperback) An excellent guide to Savannah, where I visited for 3 days. (I can't judge the Charleston part, since I was there for less than a day, but I assume it was equally good.) This guide has good information on the sights, restaurants, etc. plus it gives a good feeling for the culture and atmosphere of Savannah. It is easy to use. It provided information that I wouldn't have known otherwise -- about the free bus that goes around the historic district.I loved Savannah and this guidebook helped me to enjoy it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 7, 2009

    great for locals and tourists

    0 5/5 S. Simmons (Savannah) - See all my reviews, January 8, 2009

    Don't go to Savannah without it!

    0 5/5 SurferNova "Scott S" (Sydney) - See all my reviews This review is from: Moon Charleston and Savannah (Moon Handbooks) (Paperback) Travel is about 2 things...seeing the sights and having memorable experiences. The first is easy, the second is THE REASON to buy this book. Jim Morekis' local knowledge makes this book a huge assett to finding yourself in those wonderful situations that you can't wait to tell to friends once you're back home. All travel books should be like this! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 29, 2009
    List Price: $17.99


  • Streetwise Maps

    Streetwise Charleston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Charleston, South Carolina - Folding pocket size travel map

    Book (Streetwise Maps)
    List Price: $5.95


  • Arcadia  Publishing

    Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour (Images of America)

    Book (Arcadia Publishing)
    List Price: $21.99

    ISBN13: 9780738517797
    Condition: New
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  • Stewart, Tabori and Chang

    Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes

    Book (Stewart, Tabori and Chang)

    Rating (25 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Stewart, Tabori and Chang

    Charming AND pragmatic!

    Why do I love this book? I'm a very busy professional with children and multiple homes who tries like crazy to have moments of grace and charm in a too-hectic life. What Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault have done with their book is to make grace, charm, and great food accessible to everyone, in a most pragmatic and humorous way. They are clearly very elegant AND a couple of Southern broads (as a New Yorker would say)! Whether you are a neophyte cook or already accomplished, whether you have run homes or are starting out, there are fantastic tips and really wonderful recipes for all in this beautifully simply-designed and written book. I own over 200 books on home design, cookery, lifestyle, and the like and I love many of them. The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits Handbook stands on its own, with really useful information, some unusual but simple recipe ideas, as well as some plain fun stuff. Personally, I'd like to take a vacation from my business life and go to the... 5/5 Carla Hendra - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes (Hardcover) Why do I love this book? I'm a very busy professional with children and multiple homes who tries like crazy to have moments of grace and charm in a too-hectic life. What Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault have done with their book is to make grace, charm, and great food accessible to everyone, in a most pragmatic and humorous way. They are clearly very elegant AND a couple of Southern broads (as a New Yorker would say)! Whether you are a neophyte cook or already accomplished, whether you have run homes or are starting out, there are fantastic tips and really wonderful recipes for all in this beautifully simply-designed and written book. I own over 200 books on home design, cookery, lifestyle, and the like and I love many of them. The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits Handbook stands on its own, with really useful information, some unusual but simple recipe ideas, as well as some plain fun stuff. Personally, I'd like to take a vacation from my business life and go to the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 18, 2014

    Charleston Academy Hits A Home Run

    0 5/5 Will Cook - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes (Hardcover) Authors Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault, two of the best in the business, have written a gem of a book that's a smart addition to any kitchen library. Artfully illustrated and filled with practical advice, the Charleston Academy Deans teach us how use our kitchens and remind us how to live at home again. Follow their lead. You'll have fun, laugh and learn a lot, and honor friends and family with your hospitality. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 1, 2014

    A fun, truly useful read

    What a treat this is to read! I am literally laughing out loud. You are hilarious! I feel like I am in the room with you, listening to you be hilarious in person. How on earth did you write this so fast?I'm sure it is a great cookbook as well. I love, for instance, your salad suggestions for the different seasons. Those kinds of ideas give a person confidence to do something on their own instead of just using one specific recipe. It is very well-organized and extremely appealing in every way. The cover even caught the eye of my six year-old, who was quite taken with it.Congratulations on an incredible job. Not only on the book, but on the whole creation of the Academy. Isn't it amazing that a year or so ago, the world didn't even realize that we needed it? You two have created something that didn't exist before and made it a great part of people's lives. So, so inspiring.Kudos to you both. Thank you for sharing your creativity, humor and wonderful... 5/5 Full Time Mother - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes (Hardcover) What a treat this is to read! I am literally laughing out loud. You are hilarious! I feel like I am in the room with you, listening to you be hilarious in person. How on earth did you write this so fast?I'm sure it is a great cookbook as well. I love, for instance, your salad suggestions for the different seasons. Those kinds of ideas give a person confidence to do something on their own instead of just using one specific recipe. It is very well-organized and extremely appealing in every way. The cover even caught the eye of my six year-old, who was quite taken with it.Congratulations on an incredible job. Not only on the book, but on the whole creation of the Academy. Isn't it amazing that a year or so ago, the world didn't even realize that we needed it? You two have created something that didn't exist before and made it a great part of people's lives. So, so inspiring.Kudos to you both. Thank you for sharing your creativity, humor and wonderful... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 7, 2014
    List Price: $24.95


  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Michelin Must Sees Charleston, Savannah and the South Carolina Coast (Must See Guides/Michelin)

    Book (Michelin Travel & Lifestyle)
    List Price: $11.99


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