CHARLESTON by Wm. Oliver Stevens


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This is unique in books I happen to have seen on Charleston, because it is written by an outsider, by one who goes there as a tourist, who sees things with a more critical and appraising eye than the average tourist because he wants to fit the facts of the place into the excellent historical and biographical background. He is impressed, as are many of us, with the exorbitant prices and the attempt to ""do"" the Yankee visitor. He holds no brief for what samples of Southern cookery are available through the very inadequate restaurants recommended to tourists. But he falls victim to the beauty and charm and fascination of the city and the plantations and gives them full mead of praise.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1939
Publisher: Dodd, Mead