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A Short History of Charleston Paperback – May 1, 1997
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Top Customer Reviews
I have just started "Charleston! Charleston!" so I can't yet comment on how the books differ but "A Short History of Charleston" was a perfect vacation read. It was very readable with just the right amount of detail to keep the story moving along. I will appreciate my visits to Charleston that much more now that I have a better idea as to how the city started and grew into what it is now as opposed to knowing a few stories here and there from different time periods.
If you are planning on vacationing in Charleston, do your self a favor and read this book before you go as it will give you a much greater apprecaition for the wonderful city that awaits you. If you have already vacationed there then you will want to go back and rediscover elements of the city that you may have overlooked before. I know that is how I feel and I already want to book my next trip.
It is, well written from the beginnings of Charles Town up to Hurrican Hugo, the prose is lively and attention keeping.
Especially to be enjoyed is the side-bar entries of primarily people and architecture which add much to the verbal discussion going on the page.
To go further in study, the author provides this wisdom: "there appear to me to be more bad books written about Charleston than just about any subject I know." So he lists those he knows are worthy and recommended on each time period. Helpful!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good. My husband is from Charleston so I buy historical information that I know he will enjoy.Published 7 months ago by Ginger Smith
Great review of history before a visit to that beautiful city! Because of the storm, we put off our visit until things are back to normal!Published 7 months ago by MDF
It was to be a gift to my wife as we just relocated to Charleston from the northeast. She has always enjoyed learning about the many places we have lived over the years. Read morePublished 7 months ago by RJK
I bought this when I was thinking of moving to charleston. It does a great job explaining the area and the legends surrounding it.Published 20 months ago by QOTN