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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.



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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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College of Charleston
The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation's top universities ...

Charleston, SC | Official Site for Charleston Vacations ...
Official Charleston, South Carolina visitors & tourism web site. We offer information for visitors, meeting planners & tour planners. Plan your trip here!

Charleston, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern State of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County and the principal city in the ...

Charleston County Government
Welcome to Charleston County Government Online Our Mission: We will promote and protect the quality of life in Charleston County by delivering services of value to ...

Charleston, West Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charleston is the capital and largest city of the State of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County.


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  • Ecco

    Charleston: A Novel

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  • Dutton Adult

    Charleston

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  • Fodor's

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

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    List Price: $12.99


  • Grand Central Publishing

    Charleston

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    Rating (25 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


  • Algonquin Books

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

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    List Price: $15.95


  • 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)

    Rating (10 reviews):
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    Arcadia  Publishing

    Charleston: A Historic Waking Tour

    0 5/5 Baynarda P. Marvin "Swamp Girl" (Winston-Salem, NC USA) - See all my reviews, October 7, 2009

    Great book!

    0 5/5 drr - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour (Images of America) (Paperback) We recently visited Charleston and planned our own walking tour using this book. Very informative with great pictures! Great book! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 11, 2014

    A terrific book

    0 5/5 S. Weeks "Just Me" - See all my reviews, March 18, 2014
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    ISBN13: 9780738517797
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  • Mira

    The Backup Plan (The Charleston Trilogy)

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    List Price: $7.99


  • Stewart, Tabori and Chang

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

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    List Price: $24.95


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Battle of Fort Sumter - Civil War Panoramic Map - Charleston County, SC was created in 1863. This image depicts scenes from Charleston County, SC.
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