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
138 pages. Black and
ISBN 13 978-0-87844-198-3
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.
STROM THURMOND, The Public Man by Joseph C. Ellers
This biography of Senator Thurmond explores the colorful career of this
whose ideas and actions have helped to shape Southern politics. Joe Ellers has
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,
Representative from South Carolina; born near Greenwood,
Greenwood County, S.C., April 14, 1916.
THE LIFE OF GENERAL FRANCIS MARION by Brig. Gen. Peter Horry and Parson M. L. Weems
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
his guerilla campaigns. Horry gave his manuscript to Parsom Weems who
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
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,
Softcover, ISBN 13: