Friday, July 16, 2010

Jack Parker signing copies of Parker's Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina - this afternoon from 4:00 until 5:30 pm

On Friday, July 16, 2010
Burry Bookstore is hosting an Author Meet and Greet
from 4:00 until 5:30 pm
Jack Parker will be signing copies of
Parker's Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina

This event is FREE and open to the public

Parker's Guide is an impressive undertaking, locating 430 documented sites, from major battlefields protected as National Parks to little-known skirmishes, ambush and partisan murder sites. Parker has done the boots-on-the-ground research to put you at the places of these engagements. While there are several other guides to Revolutionary War sites in South Carolina which locate major battles in a general vicinity by showing you where the historical markers are, which is often miles from the actual battlefields, Parker's Guide also covers sites which are lesser known, unmarked and not interpreted. There never will be a complete list of all of South Carolina's Revolutionary War skirmishes and murders as the participants rarely wrote down their depredations and the dead tell no tales. Parker's exhaustive research and tying the events to geography will inspire all to recognize, visit and understand the depth of the struggle in South Carolina for our Independence. With this guide, we come to better know the land of our Liberty. 

Jack Parker was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Delaware, and lived in Virginia, California, Colorado, and South Carolina. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Education and served 4 years in the US Navy as an Asst. Navigator aboard the USS Spiegel Grove, then as a Navigator and Executive Officer aboard the USS Pitkin County. After leaving the Navy, he moved to Colorado, and rode and packed horses into the Gunnison Wilderness Area. He then spent 5 years living aboard a 43' yawl home ported in Charleston, South Carolina, and taught several people to sail and live on the water. He lived at times near historic McClellanville and Eutawville, South Carolina. There he became interested in visiting Revolutionary War sites and discovered that directions were non-existent. Thus, the idea of Parker's Guide was born. Three and a half years of legwork in the field have brought this practical guide to you.

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