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REVIEW:  The Travels of Daniel Ascher

REVIEW: The Travels of Daniel Ascher

A novel by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat, translated from the French by Adriana Hunter: Don’t let the size of this book fool you—it’s petite but rich in historical scope, emotional depth, and intricately woven story lines. In The Travels of Daniel Ascher, Hélène is a student at the Institute of Archaeology in Paris, occupying a room in her frequently traveling great-uncle’s home.

by · 08/10/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
McNair in the governor's office.

HISTORY: Gov. Robert. E. McNair

S.C. Encyclopedia | Robert Evander McNair was born on Dec. 14, 1923, at Cades in Williamsburg County, the only child of Daniel Evander McNair and Claudia Crawford. He was raised at the family home in Berkeley County and graduated from Macedonia High School. During World War II, McNair enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attained the rank of lieutenant (jg), and served twenty-two months in the Pacific theater. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in rescuing thirty-five personnel from a destroyed Liberty Boat. McNair married Josephine Robinson of Allendale in San Francisco on May 30, 1944, only days prior to his being shipped overseas. The marriage produced four children.

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HISTORY: The Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine

S.C. Encyclopedia | Clergyman and civil rights activist Joseph Armstrong DeLaine was born on July 2, 1898, near Manning, one of thirteen children born to Henry Charles DeLaine and Tisbia Gamble. He was raised primarily in the Manning area but spent some time in the nearby Summerton community while his father pastored the Liberty Hill AME Church. After completing high school in Manning, DeLaine attended Allen University in Columbia, earning tuition money by working as a laborer.

by · 08/03/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW:  Murder of Magpies

REVIEW: Murder of Magpies

Murder of Magpies is a romp through the world of British publishing. Samantha Clair is an experienced editor at Timmons & Ross, a stodgy London publishing house that seems like the furthest place from danger.

by · 08/03/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
POEM:  In Season

POEM: In Season

Palmetto Poem author: Originally from Vidalia, Georgia, home of the world’s best onions, Katrina Murphy is a poet and baker living in Charleston, S.C. Both of her English degrees are from Georgia Southern University, and she is active in Charleston alumni events and planning.

by · 08/03/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Palmetto Poem
HISTORY: Charleston single house

HISTORY: Charleston single house

S.C. Encyclopedia | The single house is the building form most closely associated with eighteenth-century Charleston architecture. It first appeared in the early eighteenth century and emerged as a favored residential form after the fire of 1740. The typical single house stands two or more stories in height and is built on a rectangular plan with its narrow end facing the street. Each floor has two rooms with a central stair-hall in between. Piazzas occupy the long wall facing the inside of the lot, and the chimneys are located on the opposite wall, in the rear of the house.

by · 07/27/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

REVIEW: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

In It’s What I Do, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario takes readers on assignment to refugee camps in Darfur, to the rugged hills of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and through her terrifying kidnapping in Libya.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
HISTORY:  Marshall Tucker Band

HISTORY: Marshall Tucker Band

S.C. Encyclopedia | Formed in 1971, the Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) laced its rock and roll with doses of country, blues, and jazz, selling millions of albums in the 1970s and 1980s and influencing acts such as Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels, and Kid Rock.

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REVIEW: Wolf in White Van

REVIEW: Wolf in White Van

Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle: Sean Phillips is reclusive due, in large part, to a severe injury he sustained as a teenager. His main contact with the world around him is through Trace Italian, the mail-order role-playing game he created and runs. Troubles arise for Sean when two players, Carrie and Lance, switch their playing from the game world to the real world. As Sean’s story, along with the story of Carrie and Lance, unfolds, the reader is taken on a riveting journey backward through Sean’s life.

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Klansmen in a 1922 photo from Virginia.

HISTORY: Ku Klux Klan

S.C. Encyclopedia | The Ku Klux Klan was a paramilitary organization formed during Reconstruction to oppose the Republican Party and restore white supremacy in the South.

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia