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ISLE OF PALMS
by Philip G. Clarke, Jr.
A comprehensive account of one of the most beautiful
barrier islands on the South Atlantic coast - the
Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The book describes
the history of the island, located just above
Charleston, from the days of the Seewee Indians
through the ravages of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and
includes the island's association with many various
topics, including pirate's treasure, the Confederate
submarine, The Hunley, and Edgar Allen Poe. The book
reads as a local's guide to life on the Island -
both past and present - featuring such topics as
beach-combing, local seafood, and near-by Charleston
Harbor. 89 photographs. 108 pp.
About the Author
Philip G. Clarke, Jr. was educated at Wofford
College and the University of the South. He served
as an Episcopal priest for 34 years in churches in
North and South Carolina. Mr. Clarke published his
first book in 1976, Anglicanism in South Carolina
1660-1976. Since his retirement, he has served as
chaplain for Holland America Cruise Line and has
published three books, Isle of Palms; We Love Thy
Place - Church of the Ascension, Seneca, South
Carolina 1882-1982; and A Visitor's Guide to
Historic Abbeville (SC). Mr. Clarke and his wife
Anne are full-time residents of the Isle of Palms, a
place they like to call "Our foretaste of Heaven."