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NORTH CAROLINA MOONSHINE: AN ILLICIT HISTORY

NORTH CAROLINA MOONSHINE: AN ILLICIT HISTORY

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North Carolina holds a special place in the history of moonshine. For more than three centuries, the illicit home-brew was a way of life.


NASCAR emerged from the illegal moonshine tradeas drivers such as Junior Johnson, accustomed to r

NORTH CAROLINA MURDER AND MAYHEM

NORTH CAROLINA MURDER AND MAYHEM

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Author Rick Jackson tells the stories behind some of the most famous, and most heinous, crimes in the history of the Old North State.


The smiling faces and southern hospitality of North Carolina promise a paradise for visitors and resi

NORTH CAROLINA MYTHS AND LEGENDS

NORTH CAROLINA MYTHS AND LEGENDS

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North Carolina Myths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in North Carolina's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in North Carolina history. Read about the Cherokee legend of the Judaculla rock. Try to figure out if Tom Dula, subject of many a local myth and a popular folk song, really did murder his wife. Speculate as to what really caused the Carolina Bays indentations.
NORTH CAROLINA UNIONISTS AND THE FIGHT OVER SUCCESSION

NORTH CAROLINA UNIONISTS AND THE FIGHT OVER SUCCESSION

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Before the Civil War, North Carolina was divided by the battle over secession. Some state leaders remained loyal to the Union because they saw the potential for compromise with Northern states. William Alexander Graham helped broker the Compromise of 1850. John Motley Morehead and Jonathan Worth led the campaign against secession in early 1861. Most continued to serve their state under the Confederacy. Although Zebulon B. Vance opposed secession, he served in the Confederate army and as governor of the state during the Civil War. Historian and author Steve M. Miller tells the story of the Tar Heel Unionists who bravely fought to steer their state away from the disastrous future they foresaw.
NORTH CAROLINA'S WILD PIEDMONT - A NATURAL HISTORY

NORTH CAROLINA'S WILD PIEDMONT - A NATURAL HISTORY

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The North Carolina Piedmont is rich in natural beauty and wildlife. Home to eleven state parks, three state natural areas, a national wildlife refuge and a national forest, the region offers more than just gently rolling hills. Tour the wild wine vines in Medoc Mountain State Park, marvel at the floodplains of the Haw River and follow the migratory birds in Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge. Experience the natural history, field research, interviews with park rangers and firsthand experiences of the state's largest physiographic region. Author Adam Morgan joins in a rich tradition of nature writing to paint the majestic beauty and raw power of North Carolina's wild Piedmont.
NORTH CAROLINA: LAND OF WATER, LAND OF SKY

NORTH CAROLINA: LAND OF WATER, LAND OF SKY

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Bland Simpson, the celebrated bard of North Carolina's sound country, has blended history, observation of nature, and personal narrative in many books to chronicle the people and places of eastern Carolina. Yet he has spent much of his life in the state's Piedmont, with regular travels into its western mountains. Here, for the first time, Simpson brings his distinctive voice and way of seeing to bear on the entirety of his home state, combining storytelling and travelogue to create a portrait of the Old North State with care and humor.

Three of the state's finest photographers come along to guide the journey: Simpson's wife and creative partner, Ann Cary Simpson, professional photographer Scott Taylor, and writer and naturalist Tom Earnhardt. Their photos, combined with Simpson's rich narrative, will inspire readers to consider not only what North Carolina has been and what it is but also what we hope it will be. This book belongs on the shelf of longtime residents, newcomers, and visitors alike.



NORTH CAROLINA: OFF THE BEATEN PATH

NORTH CAROLINA: OFF THE BEATEN PATH

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Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, North Carolina Off the Beaten Path shows you the Tar Heel State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed--from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
NORTH WILKESBORO: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, 1890-1990

NORTH WILKESBORO: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, 1890-1990

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PLANTING NATIVE TO ATTRACT BIRDS

PLANTING NATIVE TO ATTRACT BIRDS

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Welcoming birds to your yard isn't about choosing the right feeders and bird food. If you want to attract the widest range of birds to your home, you need to plant a diversity of native plants. Why go green? Native plants live longer; they are drought resistant, take less water and fertilizer, they cost less, are less work and easier to maintain. And a big plus--they are good for the environment. In 2007, Douglas Tallamy published the groundbreaking book, Bringing Nature Home, on going native to protect wildlife. Since then Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the National Wildlife Federation, and National Audubon have all endorsed and encouraged gardening with native plants. Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard is the first book to cover planting native to specifically attract birds. The book recommends plants for all types of backyards, no matter how large or small--from large plots to container gardens. Sorenson gives state-specific recommendations for 31 Eastern U.S. states--including and east of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana to the East Coast, and from the Canadian border to the Gulf Coast--for native plants that support birds during the four seasons. The book covers the full gamut of native plants--nearly 200 species of trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, and perennials--and gives details on why specific plants are bird friendly and how to choose plants that work successfully in attractive home landscapes. It also includes dramatic color photos of nearly 70 bird species. Birders, gardeners, and landscapers--all who love birds and beautiful gardens--will find this book a must.
POET'S PROGRESS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JAMES LARKIN PEARSON

POET'S PROGRESS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JAMES LARKIN PEARSON

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