Tag Archives: South Carolina

Sherman’s March by Burke Davis

Sherman’s March is an excellent account of William T. Sherman’s devastating sweep through Georgia and the Carolinas during the last days of the U.S. Civil War.  In addition to the thorough and engaging narrative, Davis includes eyewitness accounts from hundreds … Continue reading

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The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Set in Charleston in the early 19th century, Sue Monk Kidd presents a work of historical fiction about the Grimke sisters – two real life abolitionists.  They grew up in a slave-owning family and eventually settled in the North, writing … Continue reading

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The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

Semi-autobiographical, The Great Santini is Pat Conroy’s novel about growing up with a military-authoritarian father.  This book really packs a huge punch.  There’s so much here from abuse, racism and the many ways Ben Meecham and his siblings attempt to cope … Continue reading

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Brave Enemies by Robert Morgan

A couple years ago, I read Robert Morgan’s biography, Boone, and loved it.  I did not need any arm twisting to pick up his work of historical fiction entitled, Brave Enemies. The story begins in the 1780’s, where teenage Josie … Continue reading

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The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

Set in 1966 at a military academy called “The Institute”, The Lords of Discipline is an extremely well-crafted look at the collegiate military life during a tumultuous period.  For starters, the craft of hazing seemed to have been perfected to … Continue reading

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Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

“Someone bound my wrists behind my back and slipped a leather noose around my neck, which he tightened just to the point of cutting off my breath so I couldn’t scream and could barely breathe.  Gagging, I waved wildly at … Continue reading

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