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Abode of Misery: An Illustrated Compilation of Facts, Secrets and Myths of the Old Charleston District Jail download ebook

by David C. Scott

Abode of Misery: An Illustrated Compilation of Facts, Secrets and Myths of the Old Charleston District Jail download ebook
ISBN:
1451512023
ISBN13:
978-1451512021
Author:
David C. Scott
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 18, 2010)
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Pages:
376 pages
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1321 kb
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1977 kb
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Contemporary
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Rating:
4.4

Abode of Misery book.

Abode of Misery book. nastiest, dirtiest, filthiest, lousiest place I ever was in," is how one prisoner in 1864 described the foreboding Charleston District Jail. Over 200 years old, the building still stands but its fascinating history largely has been unknown - until now. Former newspaper reporter David C. Scott spent nearly three years discovering the real story of one of the South Carolina city's most notorious landmarks.

An illustrated history of the old Charleston District Jail. ISBN13:9781451512021. Release Date:October 2010. Scott, David C. ISBN 10: 1451512023 ISBN 13: 9781451512021.

Abode of Misery: An Illustrated Compilation of Facts, Secrets and Myths of the Old Charleston District Jail.

Old City Jail Background: Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the United States so it makes sense that many of the .

Old City Jail Background: Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the United States so it makes sense that many of the locations within the city would be haunted. During my stay in Charleston I stayed at a haunted bed and breakfast called the Battery Carriage House Inn. While, I only experienced minor hauntings at the inn; my wife and I had several chilling encounters at the Charleston jail. Next A Punishing Hike to Mt. Ypsilon in Rocky Mountain National Park.

This book is about travel, but it is also about grief

This book is about travel, but it is also about grief. All of the Yugo books feature covers by the massively delightful Rich Orr. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SLAVIC MISERY - Funnily enough, not about grief. The Slavs have given the world so much, yet still get painted as dour bastards from the east. PS: Keep an eye out for the discounts, noted at the bottom of the shop. An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery. 2 November at 14:59 ·. ‘The Polish Eagle’ Krzysztof Ratajski has the best celebration in all of sport.

You get the book, a digital download of the book in your chosen format, a handwritten letter of thanks from yours truly (sober . You get all of the above plus a packet of Slavic cigarettes, a Slavic Misery t-shirt and the audio book. Estimated delivery Nov 2017.

You get the book, a digital download of the book in your chosen format, a handwritten letter of thanks from yours truly (sober or not), your face illustrated in Slavic Misery style and your story told in the same way. Less. Estimated delivery Jul 2017.

The Old Charleston Jail is a site in Charleston, South Carolina. It held many notorious criminals, among them Lavinia Fisher. The Old County Jail is located on a four-acre parcel set aside for public use from Charleston's earliest settlement

The Old Charleston Jail is a site in Charleston, South Carolina. The Old County Jail is located on a four-acre parcel set aside for public use from Charleston's earliest settlement. The jail, which was operational from 1802 until 1939, housed Charleston's most infamous criminals, and, during the Civil War Federal prisoners of war. The Old Jail building was constructed in 1802 and served as the Charleston County Jail until 1939

An illustrated history of the old Charleston District Jail
Reviews:
  • Arihelm
"Abode of Misery" is a horror story of history, an Abu Ghraib of the Old South dating back to 1802. I have now read it twice -- the first time rushing straight through almost non-stop and the second time at a slower pace to better savor its detail and documentation, crisp writing and incredible collection of illustrations. Be it noted that David C. Scott is a longtime friend. In fact, he mailed a free copy of "Abode of Misery" to me. But that said, note as well that I have since purchased several copies as gifts. Read it -- you'll like it, and you'll learn from it.
  • Nikojas
A well organized, thoroughly researched and well told history of the old Charleston District jail. The author has successfully invented a time machine for those who want to travel back to visit periods of American history rarely told from this perspective of the criminal justice system. The civil war period was of particular interest as were the first hand accounts of other worldly encounters in the jail by recent visitors. Not only can one travel back in time, but the desire to to visit this architectural artifact in person will be instilled in the reader as well.
  • Lynnak
Good book. Bought one for my brother as well. The jailer Capt Bennett is my Great Uncle on my Dad's side.
  • INvait
Charleston's Old City Jail - there's few buildings that have such an intriguing history yet for a variety of reasons, there's very little information about the place. Until now. David Scott did a phenomenal job of researching one of Charleston's most fascinating historic treasures. As a tour guide of this building for the past 8 years, I am thrilled to have such a definitive source for the history of The Old City Jail. My company, Bulldog Tours, had the distinct pleasure of being the first company to give tours of the Jail since it closed in 1939. In the past 8 years, we have taken over 100,000 guests through the building and Mr. Scott's book will surly give us more insight into what life was like in this forbidding, mysterious, and wonderful landmark.
  • Nalmezar
Charleston is one of the most beautiful and interesting places in the country, full of historic buildings and fascinating stories. This book details a history of the old jail, one of the town's most infamous buildings, and shares a past look at Charleston not often seen. When I started Abode of Misery, I simply could not put it down. The author gives fascinating detail after detail to tell the story of this tragic place, using photos and illustrations from old newspapers and archives. It is an enthralling look at one of the dirtiest places in Southern history. Well worth the read!
  • Dikus
I've given tours in the jail for years for Bulldog Tours. This is the best book written about the life (or lack there of) in the old jail. Highly recommend it to anyone who has been there on a tour or planning a tour in the future. The quotes from those who were there serving time and visitors are chilling. I'm glad David took the time to do the "heavy lifting" on the research and wrote the book! Sad, but true history.
  • Saberdragon
I wasn't sure this type of book would be for me, but I loved every page of it. The history of this jail is both compelling and horrifying. I think reading Abode of Misery taught me as much about human and societal behavior as it did about the jail itself. David Scott appears to be a gifted a photographer as he is a writer.
This book I found to be informative and interesting to read. I love the old city jail and it's great to know that there's a book out there with so much information about it!