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A Gentleman in Charleston and the Manner of His Death
A cautionary tale of lust, violence, and honor from the award-winning author of The Hard to Catch Mercy. Once deemed the most powerful man in the South, Charleston newspaper editor Frank Dawson met his violent death on March 12, 1889, at the hands of his neighbor, a disreputable doctor who was attempting to seduce the Dawson family governess. Drawn from events surrounding ...more
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by University of South Carolina Press
(first published 2005)
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I thought this book would make a good souvenir of our vacation in Charleston, and I guess I was right. But I wouldn't have enjoyed the book too much for any other reason. It's pretty well written, and seems to be well-researched, too. I did enjoy the glimpses of Charleston during the Civil War, and the descriptions of life there in the 1880's. The story is based on the facts surrounding the murder of newspaper editor Frank Dawson, which event no doubt as much covered in press of the time due to ...more