Travelers' Rest is a family epic, but it is also an American epic, carrying a message that can also be found in Ben Robertson's other, more famous works, Red Hills and Cotton and I Saw England (his first-hand account of the Battle of Britain).
This memoir, a young poet’s tragicomic account of crossed loves and rebellions as he grows from boy to man under the vigilant eyes of the state in the Soviet Union between the 1950s and 1970s, can be approached as a bildungsroman. Set in Tallinn, Riga and Moscow (with episodes in Uzbekistan, Moldavia, and the Ukraine), it deals with the experiences of young people of that period, their friendships and attempts to form erotic/romantic attachments, as well as their search for national—Baltic, Jewish, Russian—identity while being watched and sometimes interrogated by the secret police.
In recent years, municipalities throughout the United States have considered, and some have instituted, regulations and restrictions on retail grocery and carrier bags in order to promote sustainability and reduce perceived litter problems.
Letters to the Grandchildren is a witty and thought-provoking collection of essays reflecting on life in the South Carolina Upstate during the past several decades.
In the 1970s and '80s, there was no more closely contested or nationally significant rivalry in college football than the yearly series between the Clemson Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs. The annual gridiron affray rose to new heights beginning in 1977, the year that marked the start of a decade of hard-fought battles between perennial national championship contenders from the Classic City and Fort Hill.
From its beginnings in 1913, architectural education at Clemson University has been mindful of its geographies--its connections and relationships to both the state of South Carolina and to the wider world. This book outlines the first century of Clemson's architectural program, from 1913 to 2013, in the form of a timeline laid out in two half-century parts.
"This book begins when the modern era began, with the name change to Clemson University effective on July 1, 1964. Once again, Dr. Reel has documented the facts and shared the fascinating, personal stories that make history come alive during the decades of Clemson's climb into the top ranks of American public universities." —James Barker, President Emeritus, Clemson University
"Cohen’s work is the next-best-thing to having an oral history of a Pullman porter during the hey-day of intercity train travel, at a time when the Pullman Company was one of the largest employers of African-Americans. Epic Peters wonderfully encapsulates virtually everything that was once the life of a Pullman porter." —Alan Grubb and H. Roger Grant
"This is a book about a man who may have done more to give the parks their present character than anyone in their history.…" —Lawrence R. Allen, Dean, College of Health, Education and Human Development
*Now in paperback!* "Jerry Reel has done a tremendous service to Clemson University and all alumni with this carefully researched history of the first 75 years of our existence as an institution." —James Barker, President Emeritus, Clemson University
South Carolina Loyalists in the American Revolution is the first comprehensive study of South Carolina's loyalists in the Revolution. Drawing on an early study by Although Barnwell and on newly available British sources, this book shows a firm grasp of the principal groups and individuals in the province and state who dissented from the decision to seek independence.
This book presents the graves of writers from the American South. The selection is based on the authors' popular or critical reputations and the appeal and accessibility of their grave sites.
Thomas Green Clemson (1807–1888) was no ordinary man. He was, in fact, as unique as he was highly educated, skilled, pragmatic, visionary, and complex. To introduce us to this man, fifteen scholars and specialists of history, science, agriculture, engineering, music, art, diplomacy, law, and communications come together to address Clemson’s multifaceted life, the century and issues that helped shape him, and his ongoing influence today.
"Anna Calhoun Clemson was John C. Calhoun's favorite child. After reading Ann Russell's biography based on Anna's letters, one finds it easy to understand why. The product of a famous family and an exceptional woman, Anna was also, as Russell ably demonstrates, very much "a southern lady." —Dr. C. Alan Grubb
This book is a potpourri of thirty-two essays and poems written by Skip Eisiminger between the turn of the twenty-first century and mid-2006. As the enclosed works show, Eisiminger is an academic who still looks forward to Monday mornings, even after thirty-six years of teaching.
"The admission of women into the Clemson family is one of this University's great success stories. Clemson women have made Clemson strong. Without all that our women faculty, staff, students and graduates have accomplished and contributed, we can only speculate what Clemson would be today. Certainly every major transition has made Clemson a better, stronger institution, moving it from an all-male, all-white military school to a civilian, coeducational, desegregated research university that we can proudly say is among the nation's most outstanding public universities." —James F. Barker, President Emeritus, Clemson University
"Kate Palmer's political cartoons are great—that is, if they are about someone else. At any rate, they justify a look into her life. Where did this free and caring and funny spirit come from? What was her family like? Were they also contrarians? . . . Kate Palmer is . . . what we in the South call 'a character.' . . . She calls herself a satirist, which she defines as a 'professional smartass.' Most of her subject characters would agree with that definition." —Richard W. Riley, former governor of South Carolina, from the Foreword
"Clemson has a beautiful campus, which provides environmental stimulus and opportunity for teaching and learning. This field guide reveals those natural and created settings which allow us to individually discover a true sense of place on the Clemson campus; these outdoor rooms are well remembered as a visitor, student, staff or scholar." —James Barker, President Emeritus, Clemson University
"Once upon a time many years ago, the country of Germany lay under a spell cast by an evil sorcerer, Adolf Hitler. . . " Thus begins Omi and the Christmas Candles, a children's story about a family's survival during the Second World War. Distilled from several volumes of Eisiminger's notes and transcriptions of informal interviews with his wife's family, this book recalls nine remarkable Christmas celebrations.
Using the measures outlined in this booklet as a "system" is easy. Planting trees on the east and west sides of your home, installing pavements that are reflective and porous, and redirecting winter winds are all ideas that can be implemented for new homes as well as for retro-fitting existing homes.
"It is often said that history is the lengthening shadow of one man. In Clemson University's case this man was Harvey Gantt. The desegregation of Clemson University by Gantt on January 28, 1963, was characterized by 'Integration with Dignity' and is regarded by many as a signature event in American social history." —Dr. H. Lewis Suggs, from Integration with Dignity
"The tales that Dr. Williams has included in this wonderful collection of Clemson stories bring back many fond memories for me. Every page is like an old friend greeting me at a class reunion. But there is more to this book than memories." —Walter T. Cox '39, President Emeritus, Clemson University
"In 1870, Seneca was a wilderness area on the Blue Ridge Railroad Line. When the Richmond Air Line Railroad also crossed at this spot, men saw the opportunity to develop a town at their intersection."—Donald D. Clayton, from the Introduction