In 1859, after a dozen years in the diplomatic service, Richard Acton returns home to Avalon, his family's Lowcountry home. He rides through a mist of "fateful foreboding" hanging over the shadow-darkened pine woods and moss-draped live oaks. World weary from his travels that included time in Czarist Russia and in Paris, Acton is shocked to find the quiet beauty of the Lowcountry shattered by wild talk of secession. Thus the stage is set by Barbara L. Bellows in her introduction to this re-edition of Herbert Ravenel Sass's ...

Look Back to Glory 2005, History Press (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9781596290327

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