Looking for Utopia: The Life and Times of John C. West
Hathorn, Billy, South Carolina Historical Magazine
Looking for Utopia: The Life and Times of John C. West. By Philip G. Grose. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2011. Pp. xiii, 352; $34.95, cloth.)
Philip Grose, formerly a research associate at the University of South Carolina's Institute for Southern Studies, selected his title for this biography of John West from a remark by Robert McNair, West's predecessor as governor of South Carolina, who described his friend and colleague, then the lieutenant governor, as an "idealist . . . always looking for Utopia" (p. ix). Reared on a farm in Kershaw County during the Great Depression by a determined single mother after the heroic death of his father in a school fire, West …
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Publication information: Article title: Looking for Utopia: The Life and Times of John C. West. Contributors: Hathorn, Billy - Author. Journal title: South Carolina Historical Magazine. Volume: 113. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 2012. Page number: 257+. © South Carolina Historical Society Oct 1999. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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