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FROM STOLNOY TO SPARTANBURG:

The Two Worlds of a Former Russian Princess

by Marie Gagarine

Marie Gagarine grew up amid the luxury and privilege of tsarist Russia.  With the the Revolution in 1917, the world of her youth was swept away and she was forced to flee, eventually finding a new life for herself and her sons in the United States.

This is well written story of a courageous, charming woman who demonstrates nobility in the wake of hard times.  She became a devoted citizen of her adopted country.  She settled in Spartanburg, SC where she was dedicated to her teaching at Wofford College.

138 pages. Black and white photographs.

ISBN 0-87844-198-0, ISBN 13 978-0-87844-198-3

Softcover $16.95

 

THE LAST OF THE BIGHAMS
by J. A. Zeigler

The first biography of the bizarre Bigham family, written at the close of Edmund Bigham's first trial for the mass murder that shocked South Carolina in the early 1920's.

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ISBN 0-87844-056-9, $22.95

STROM THURMOND, The Public Man
by Joseph C. Ellers

This biography of Senator Thurmond explores the colorful career of this individual whose ideas and actions have helped to shape Southern politics. Joe Ellers has been fortunate to work with and for the senator. In this book, Ellers presents a positive public evolution of Strom Thurmond and the South. More info...

DORN: Of the People, A Political Way of Life

by William Jennings Bryan Dorn and Scott Derks

A first-hand account of Congressman Dornís encounters with major political figures such as Presidents Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon.

DORN, William Jennings Bryan (1916ó2005)

William Jennings Bryan Dorn, a Representative from South Carolina; born near Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., April 14, 1916. More info...

 

 

THE LIFE OF GENERAL FRANCIS MARION
by Brig. Gen. Peter Horry and Parson M. L. Weems

The Life of General Francis Marion

General Francis Marion was a celebrated Partisan Officer in the Revolutionary War, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia. This biography, first published in 1824, was written by Peter Horry who served in Marionís brigade as one of his most trusted officers during his guerilla campaigns. Horry gave his manuscript to Parsom Weems who fictionalized the account into a romantic biography. Weems and Horry together tell a tale of the man whose real life was as exciting as any adventure story.

254 pages. 2000. John F. Blair. 

Softcover, ISBN 13: 978-0-89587-196-1,ISBN 0-89587-196-3, $9.95

BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE, A Reappraisal of His Life and Times

by Robert E. Lee

Blackbeard the Pirate

A fascinating and authoritative study that reads like an exciting swashbuckler. Lee goes beyond the myths and the image Teach so carefully cultivated to reveal a new Blackbeard--infinitely more interesting as a man than as a legend. In the process, he has captured the spirit and character of a vanished age, "the golden age of piracy.

264 pages appendixes,  bibliography, index.

Softcover, ISBN 13: 978-0-89587-032-2,ISBN 089587-032-0, $14.95 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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