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INSIDERS GUIDE TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS

INSIDERS GUIDE TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS

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Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Mountains is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to the region that includes Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Cherokee, Blue Ridge Parkway, and other nearby environs. Written by two locals (and true insiders), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the area and its surrounding environs.
IT HAPPENED IN NORTH CAROLINA

IT HAPPENED IN NORTH CAROLINA

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From the establishment of Roanoke to a miracle of modern medicine, It Happened in North Carolina takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of thirty compelling episodes from the vibrant history of the Tar Heel State. Guess the identity of the wealthy and mysterious stranger of New Orleans. Go back to June 27, 1857, and climb the highest peak in the East along with Elisha Mitchell, who died there. Discover how the last shot of the Civil War was fired in 1941. Get the inside story on the North Carolina gold rush, the Wright brothers' first real flight, a showdown at Torpedo Junction, and the case of the telltale laundry ticket.
KENTUCKY'S BLUEGRASS MUSIC

KENTUCKY'S BLUEGRASS MUSIC

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It is likely that most fans of bluegrass music would concede that no state should be more associated with bluegrass music than Kentucky and rightly so. Bluegrass music draws its name from the band that Kentuckian Bill Monroe formed during the late 1930s and 1940s. Bill named his band Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys to honor his home state. Eventually, the music these bands and others like them were playing came to be known as bluegrass music. Later, another Kentuckian, Ebo Walker, while playing with the Bowling Green-based bluegrass band, New Grass Revival, coined the phrase newgrass to describe the band s progressive style of music. Other Kentuckians such as Bobby and Sonny Osborne, J. D. Crowe, Ricky Skaggs, and Dale Ann Bradley have become bluegrass stars. Some of the musicians from Kentucky covered in this book are quite famous some are not. Famous or not, all of them have a deep-rooted passion for the music they play."
LAST WORDS OF THE HOLY GHOST (P)

LAST WORDS OF THE HOLY GHOST (P)

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Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2015.

Funny, heartbreaking, and real--these twelve stories showcase a dynamic range of voices belonging to characters who can't stop confessing. They are obsessive storytellers, disturbed professors, depressed auctioneers, gambling clergy. A fourteen-year-old boy gets baptized and speaks in tongues to win the love of a girl who ushers him into adulthood; a troubled insomniac searches the woods behind his mother's house for the "awful pretty" singing that begins each midnight; a school-system employee plans a year-end party at the site of a child's drowning; a burned-out health-care administrator retires from New England to coastal Georgia and stumbles upon a life-changing moment inside Walmart. These big-hearted people--tethered to the places that shape them--survive their daily sorrows and absurdities with well-timed laughter; they slouch toward forgiveness, and they point their ears toward the Holy Ghost's last words.

MONSTER HOTEL

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MOON GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

MOON GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure

From majestic mountaintops to lush forests and untouched wilderness, take in the best of the Smokies with Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park features:

  • Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: Best of the Smokies, Family Fun, Escape the Crowds, and Best Hikes
  • Strategies for getting around the Great Smoky Mountains, avoiding crowds, and exploring the less-visited areas of the park
  • In-depth coverage of gateway cities and towns in both Tennessee and North Carolina, including Gatlinburg, Asheville, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville, as well as worthwhile stops like Cherokee, Bryson City, and Maggie Valley
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, zip-lining, rafting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information
  • The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Cruise along Newfound Gap Road for epic views and scenic overlooks, try your hand at fly-fishing, and enjoy the refreshing solitude of a night camping under the stars. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, catch a glimpse of the buzzing fireflies, and sample a little local moonshine. Visit remnants of the region's historic settlements, spot local wildlife, or explore the bustling nearby cities
  • Valuable insight from nature lover and Smoky Mountains aficionado Jason Frye
  • Honest advice on where to stay inside and outside the park, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
  • Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
  • Staying in Tennessee? Try Moon Tennessee, Moon Nashville, or Moon Memphis. Making a road trip out of it? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip.

    For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

    MOON NORTH CAROLINA

    MOON NORTH CAROLINA

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    From the Outer Banks to Asheville, discover the best of the Tar Heel State with Moon North Carolina. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries, including scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a weekend in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and getaways to Asheville, Raleigh-Durham, and Charlotte
  • Strategic advice designed for hikers, beach-goers, foodies, wildlife-watchers, and more
  • The top local experiences: Explore the gardens of the Biltmore Estate, check out the art museum in Raleigh, or kick back with a craft beer at an outdoor concert in Wilmington. Escape to the Outer Banks for a glimpse of wild horses, historic lighthouses, and remote islands. Tap your foot to live bluegrass and dig in to famous North Carolina barbecue
  • Outdoor activities: Hike to waterfalls or challenge yourself to climb the highest peaks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Kayak around Kitty Hawk, whitewater raft in the wild Nantahala River Gorge, hang glide, or spend a day fly-fishing
  • Expert tips from North Carolina local Jason Frye on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from rugged campgrounds to historic inns and beachside B&Bs
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Thorough background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture
  • With Moon North Carolina's expert advice and local insight, you can find your adventure.
    Focusing on the mountains? Check out Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains. Can't get enough of the beach? Try Moon North Carolina Coast.
    MORE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS - A CONTINUING CHRONICLE OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN CORN WHISKEY, WINES, CIDERS, AND BEERS

    MORE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS - A CONTINUING CHRONICLE OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN CORN WHISKEY, WINES, CIDERS, AND BEERS

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    Originally published in 1985, More Mountain Spirits" is a companion volume to Joseph Dabney's American classic "Mountain Spirits." More mountain moonshine stories and characters on both sides of the law come to life alongside intoxicating recipes for brandy, wine and beer made from every fruit and vegetable grown in the hills. And of course, there's corn whiskey and real apple cider, too, as well as a step-by-step illustrated guide to building a copper pot still."
    MOUNTAIN PASSAGES: NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

    MOUNTAIN PASSAGES: NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

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    This intriguing collection of essays results from writer George Ellison's thirty-year fascination with Western North Carolina and its Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains.


    These essays offer a window onto the rich heritage of this stun

    MOUNTAIN SPIRITS - A CHRONICLE OF CORN WHISKEY AND THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOONSHINE TRADITION

    MOUNTAIN SPIRITS - A CHRONICLE OF CORN WHISKEY AND THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOONSHINE TRADITION

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    Originally published in 1974, Mountain Spirits "traces the history of whiskey making from its origins in Ulster, Ireland, through its arrival in the United States in the great waves of mostly Scotch-Irish settlers who traveled the Great Philadelphia Wagon