CHARLESTON: A Gracious Heritage by Robert Molloy

CHARLESTON: A Gracious Heritage

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Prides Way introduced many readers to Molloy as a native Charlestonian writing a novel rooted in his native heath. Now he goes farther- as guide, historian, biograp with the book all potential visitors to Charleston should read if they want to inform themselves fully on one of our most picturesque of American cities. Too many of the invading horde see the magnolia gardens, and come away with vague impressions of lovely bits of architecture, fine iron grillwork, no actual knowledge of the men- and women- who made it what it is, of the forces of history, the violence of nature, that destroyed of the recurrent pattern of its building and rebuilding. Molloy has sketched the history the changing suzerainty, the mark left by Spaniard, French, English, Negro. He gives Charleston its due in the contribution made to our country's history. He makes the streets, the landmarks, the eccentricities and peculiarities and characteristics mean more than just another picturesque survival of days that are gone.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1947
Publisher: Appleton-Century