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A Short History of Charleston

A Short History of Charleston

by Robert Rosen

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

A third-generation Charlestonian, Rosen traces the history of Good King Charles's City from its founding to the present with flair. (USS12, $16.95)

Charleston Map

Charleston Map

by Navigator Maps

  • MAP

A clear, easy-to-use souvenir map of Charleston, featuring the city center and well-marked places of interest. (USS312, $5.95)

 
Very Charleston, A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

Very Charleston, A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm


by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 168 PAGES

A quirky overview of the city and its attractions, this guide provides an original, entertaining and colorful paean to one of America's most historic and popular destinations. (USE402, $15.95)

Charleston! Charleston! The History of a Southern City

Charleston! Charleston! The History of a Southern City


by Walter Fraser

  • HISTORY
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 542 PAGES

A definitive history of Charleston from its establishment in 1670 through the Civil War and the devastation and rebuilding after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. (USS367, $26.00)

Classical Music 101, A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music

Classical Music 101, A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music


by Fred Plotkin

  • MUSIC
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 672 PAGES

Plotkin's primer on classical music is geared to the casual, intellectually curious listener and does an admirable job of describing how best to experience and appreciate the great works, both new and old. (MUS15, $18.95)

Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1,000 Greatest Works


by Phil G. Goulding

  • MUSIC
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 635 PAGES

This amusing and easily approachable guide to classical music combines humorous anecdotes with basic facts and information. (GEN163, $20.00)

Guide to Chamber Music


by Melvin Berger

  • MUSIC
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

This collection studies the most frequently performed pieces of chamber music. (MUS29, $19.95)

Opera 101, A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera

Opera 101, A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera


by Fred Plotkin | Placido Domingo

  • MUSIC
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 494 PAGES

A well-written introduction to opera, this volume includes a brief history of the art form, a guide to operatic terms and a review of 11 famous operas. (GEN175, $18.00)

Lady Baltimore

Lady Baltimore


by Owen Wister

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 406 PAGES

This novel is set in Charleston just after the Civil War, when the traditional values of the Old South were in great conflict with those of the victorious northerners. First published in 1906, it's a classic southern portrait. (USS22, $10.95)

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