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by Clyde Bresee

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Author:
Clyde Bresee
ISBN13:
978-0912697376
ISBN:
0912697377
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Publisher:
Algonquin Books (May 1, 1986)
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Americas
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1558 kb
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4.2
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In Sea Island Yankee, Bresee revisits the time and place that endowed his childhood with great happiness and have held a powerful grip on his adult musings. Sea Island Yankee (American Places of the Heart)Hardcover.

In Sea Island Yankee, Bresee revisits the time and place that endowed his childhood with great happiness and have held a powerful grip on his adult musings. With the observant eyes of a youngster and the distanced perspective of an outsider, Bresee re-creates his boyhood world of water, live oaks, and Spanish moss. He recalls Confederate memorial observances at which he heard white-haired veterans recount Civil War battles, and he chronicles seemingly endless opportunities for swimming, crabbing, boating, and exploring.

Sea Island Yankee book. A member of the Medical Administration Corps, Bresee would attain the rank of first lieutenant by the time he left the service in 1946

Sea Island Yankee book. A memoir of a childhood in the 1920's on James island, South Carolina  . Bresee pays tribute to the African Americans who shaped his sea island experience. A member of the Medical Administration Corps, Bresee would attain the rank of first lieutenant by the time he left the service in 1946. After the war, Bresee taught English at Athens High School and earned his P. from Cornell University in 1956. In 1953, he stopped teaching English at Athens HS and became a guidance counselor for the rest of his career.

In Sea Island Yankee, Bresee revisits the time and place that endowed his childhood with great happiness and . Clyde Bresee was just five years old in 1921 when his family moved from a tiny Pennsylvania farm to the Lawton Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina.

The dead Chinese in Los Angeles were hanging at three places near the heart of the downtown business section of. .Two of the characters in the historical fiction novel Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words by Margarita Engle are children who witness and barely escape the massacre.

The dead Chinese in Los Angeles were hanging at three places near the heart of the downtown business section of the city; from the wooden awning over the sidewalk in front of a carriage shop; from the sides of two "prairie schooners" parked on the street around the corner from the carriage shop; and from the cross-beam of a wide gate leading.

I live on James Island, where Clyde Bresee's autobiographical story takes place. This book offers a delightful walk through the south of the 1930's

I live on James Island, where Clyde Bresee's autobiographical story takes place well, what a real surprise. Deftly written, evoking a sense of place and time and people that is still part of the underlying fabric of the place and culture. This book offers a delightful walk through the south of the 1930's. The culture is penetrated through a child's uncluttered horizon. Through the power of Mr. Bresee's writing we travel deep into the heart of a troubled culture and the "unexpected" ambiguous beauty of a childhood lived in it.

Take a coast-to-coast tour of the most haunted places in America, where lingering spirits roam through the halls of.The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest in American history, with somewhere around 50,000 young men dying in the three-day conflict.

Take a coast-to-coast tour of the most haunted places in America, where lingering spirits roam through the halls of hotels, Broadway theaters, and more. Many of the soldiers never received a proper burial after their untimely deaths, and many believe the souls of these men now wander the field to look for their weapons and comrades.

Located on the Georgia coast, this Sea Island resort features 5 miles private beach and 3 championship golf courses. With the opening of The Cloister in 1928, Bill Jones and automobile magnate Howard Coffin created a friendly little hotel on the southern coast of Georgia. All accommodations offer wood furnishings, exposed beam ceilings, and handmade Turkish rugs. In the many years that have passed since Sea Island’s first guest, much in our world has changed. But some things – such as the values of treasuring family, friends, and nature – have remained timeless.

In American Places, more than two dozen of America's most gifted historians write about their encounters with . Kevin Starr visits the Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood and finds many of the flavors of California history there.

In American Places, more than two dozen of America's most gifted historians write about their encounters with historic places, bringing a personal viewpoint to bear on a wide variety of sites, ranging from Monticello to Fenway Park. Here James M. McPherson writes about the battlefield of Gettysburg, and how walking the ground of Pickett's Charge inspired one of his books.

The plot of The Sea Lions is not familiar to most readers, so I begin with a brief synopsis of the opening chapters, which .

The plot of The Sea Lions is not familiar to most readers, so I begin with a brief synopsis of the opening chapters, which contain those elements that seem to have caught Stevenson’s presumably youthful attention. The story begins in Oyster Pond, near Sag Harbor, a Yankee stronghold on Long Island, and centers on a courageous young sea captain, Roswell Gardiner, and his pious sweetheart, Mary Pratt, who is niece and ward of her greedy old uncle, Deacon Pratt, a compound of the nastiest characteristics that New Yorkers such as Cooper associated with the latter-day Puritan character.

The author recounts his experiences as a small boy in the 1920's when his family, originally from Pennsylvania, moved to an island near Charleston, South Carolina where his father managed a large plantation
  • One of my favorite books of all time. Of course, I am local and lived on James Island for years before moving up the road to Folly Beach. The story is warm and engaging, a pleasant journey into a simpler time. But to me it's the history of the area that is so fascinating and compelling. I've read the book 2 or 3 times over the years and will read it again, I'm sure. For an interesting history of the Lawton family during the Civil War era, read "How Grand a Flame", also by Clyde Bresee.

  • Having grown up on James Island, and actually lived on the same land as the Lawton Plantation, I found this to be a delightful book. This is a must read for anyone living in the Charleston area. I also found it to be insightful on the journey of race relations during this period of time.

  • This was a Christmas gift for a relative living in Charleston, SC on Johns Island who was raised in PA.
    She read the book over the holidays and just loved it!

  • This book offers a delightful walk through the south of the 1930's. The culture is penetrated through a child's uncluttered horizon. Coupled with a mature sifting of events this book offers wonderful insight into the healing, fragile and unique culture of Charleston. Wonderfully written, this book offers a charming notch of history.

  • I live on James Island, where Clyde Bresee's autobiographical story takes place. I expected it to be so-so, but have of late been determined to read anything that comes my way about James Island, so...well, what a real surprise. Deftly written, evoking a sense of place and time and people that is still part of the underlying fabric of the place and culture. Highly recommended.

  • I was lucky enough to have Dr. Bresee as a teacher, mentor -- and friend. His "Sea Island Yankee" is an accurate reflection of his considerable character. Always observant, thoughtful and honest -- to a fault, if that is possible. He was, to use a term - sadly - not much used anymore, a gentleman. Clyde deserved the appellation as well as any who have carried it. To read "Sea Island Yankee" is to appreciate the experiences and reflections of a sensitive, compassionate boy and to understand how they molded the strength and character of the man he became. Beautifully written, intelligent and insightful.

  • Clyde Bresee does a wonderful, colorful job in this memoir of coming of age on a plantation on South Carolina's James Island. The simplicity of life as a boy exploring nature mixed with complex feelings and observations of race unfold as dancing prose. As a regular visitor of nearby Folly Island, this books allows one to travel the sea island as if you are there.

  • Clyde Bresee experience as a youth in the South gives us a view that is not shaped by the Southern Culture but comes through as an objective on looker that understood the plight of the slave and the free men. Plantation Life after cotton and war.Priceless.