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click to enlarge Eastman, Margaret Middleton Rivers, CHARLESTON CURIOSITIES: Stories of the Tragic, Heroic and Bizarre. (Charleston: The History Press, 2008). NEW copy, trade paperback. 5˝ x 8˝. Over 80 images. 160 pages.
~~ Whatever happened to Osceola's head? What was it like to walk the streets of Charleston just after secession was declared? Coker describes several centuries' worth of little-known wonders from the Holy City.

$18.00



click to enlarge Eastman, Margaret Middleton Rivers, OLD CHARLESTON ORIGINALS: From Celebrities to Scoundrels. (Charleston: The History Press, 2011). NEW copy, trade paperback. 6x9. Over 65 images. 128 pages.
~~ Prolific local author Margaret Eastman revives stories from the Holy City’s colorful past in Old Charleston Originals. Preserved within these pages are tales about swashbuckling early settlers, the equestrian delights of the exclusive Jockey Club and the rise and fall of the maritime empire of George Alfred Trenholm, considered the inspiration for the iconic blockade runner Rhett Butler. Discover what caused a near massacre in the statehouse, how two determined Charleston ladies stopped a bulldozer, why a plantation home had to be floated down the Cooper River and many more stories from Charleston’s rich cultural heritage.

$20.00



click to enlarge Eastman, Margaret Middleton Rivers, REMEMBERING OLD CHARLESTON: A Peek Behind Parlor Doors. (Charleston: The History Press, 2008). NEW copy, trade paperback. 5˝ x 8˝. Over 60 images. 144 pages.
~~ Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman takes readers behind parlor doors on a journey from the patrician historical area south of Broad Street to the luxurious Sea Island plantations in an unusual collection of treasured family traditions that spans the colony's founding to the mid-twentieth century.

$20.00



click to enlarge Harner, Fritz P., CHARLESTON REBORN: A Southern City, its Navy Yard and World War II. (Charleston: The History Press, 2005). NEW copy, trade paperback. 7x10. Over 60 images. 192 pages.
~~ On the historic streets of Charleston, where true life is stranger than fiction, narrators Ed Macy and Geordie Buxton leave embellishment by the wayside to let these stories—in ghastly and sometimes dreadful detail—tell themselves. Combing through the oft-forgotten enclaves of the Holy City, Macy and Buxton bring readers face to face with a group of orphans who haunt a College of Charleston dorm, a Citadel cadet who haunts a local hotel and the specter of William Drayton at Drayton Hall Plantation, to name just a few. Based on historic events and specific details that are often lost in most ghost stories, this collection of haunting tales sparks curiosity about what figure might still be lurking in the alleyways of Charleston’s storied streets.

$13.00



click to enlarge Macey, Ed & Geordie Buxton, HAUNTED CHARLESTON: Stories from the College of Charleston, The Citadel and the Holy City. (Charleston: The History Press, 2004). NEW copy, trade paperback. 6x9. 40 images. 128 pages.
~~ On the historic streets of Charleston, where true life is stranger than fiction, narrators Ed Macy and Geordie Buxton leave embellishment by the wayside to let these stories—in ghastly and sometimes dreadful detail—tell themselves. Combing through the oft-forgotten enclaves of the Holy City, Macy and Buxton bring readers face to face with a group of orphans who haunt a College of Charleston dorm, a Citadel cadet who haunts a local hotel and the specter of William Drayton at Drayton Hall Plantation, to name just a few. Based on historic events and specific details that are often lost in most ghost stories, this collection of haunting tales sparks curiosity about what figure might still be lurking in the alleyways of Charleston’s storied streets.

$13.00



click to enlarge McQueeney, W. Thomas, THE RISE OF CHARLESTON: Conversations with Visionaries, Luminaries & Emissaries of the Holy City. (Charleston: The History Press, 2011). NEW copy, hardcover. 6x9. Over 65 images. 8-page color insert. 304 pages.
~~ Since its 1670 founding, Charleston has experienced the devastation of wars, economic hardships and natural disasters. And yet, Charlestonians and their city have prevailed through it all. It is in this current generational surge that the Holy City has experienced meteoric success and taken its place on the world stage. This thematic weave of essays drawn from interviews explores those essential personalities who have lifted Charleston to its new perch as a must-see destination—one that is known as the most welcoming and the most recommended in America. Join engaging local author W. Thomas McQueeney as he relays stories of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s through the eyes of those who have witnessed Charleston’s evolution to become the charming city it is today.

$25.00



click to enlarge McQueeney, W. Thomas, SUNSETS OVER CHARLESTON: More Conversations with Visionaries, Luminaries & Emissaries of the Holy City. (Charleston: The History Press, 2012). NEW copy, hardcover. 6x9. 70 images. 336 pages.
~~ Charleston is among the world’s most cherished destinations, and its history is told and retold to the mass of travelers in search of the storied, classical southern ambiance touted in a bygone age. The people of Charleston have witnessed this awakening from within, and author W. Thomas McQueeney presents a glimpse of that shared experience through conversational interviews with some of the city’s more notable inhabitants. Explore the area’s recent past and present by reading about just some of this city’s more interesting personalities who were born in or drawn to a place America has come to love. Each is testament to why the Holy City has become one of the most livable and enjoyable places to be.

$25.00





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