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Unread 08-10-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Bayonet Point, FL
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Default WNC Books...Novels.....

Betty and I have been on a WNC Civil War era fiction kick ever since I saw a post here about "The Secret of War" By local author Terrell T. Garren.

We have read that (excellent read), Cold Mountain, and My Old True Love.

Anybody have any suggestions as to other favorites re: WNC Civil War era novels? or non-fiction?

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Unread 08-10-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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Betty and I have been on a WNC Civil War era fiction kick ever since I saw a post here about "The Secret of War" By local author Terrell T. Garren.

We have read that (excellent read), Cold Mountain, and My Old True Love.

Anybody have any suggestions as to other favorites re: WNC Civil War era novels? or non-fiction?
Hi Ed and Betty

Check out one of my fave southern writers - Bob Inman. He was a local news reporter for years until he retired to write full time - love this guy!

This Goodly Land Author Information for Robert Frederick Inman (http://www.alabamaliterarymap.org/author.cfm?AuthorID=57 - broken link)


oops, just caught that you are looking for Civil War era stories - Bob just tells good southern stories in general - sorry!

For Civil War era stories look at Josephine Humphreys

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Unread 08-10-2007, 10:04 PM
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Have you done the Amazon search?

I don't have the password right now to get to NCLive, but if anyone out there does, they can go to Novelist and put in Western North Carolina and the Civil War (under plot) and come up with some titles for you or you can call any North Carolina Library and they can do this for you.
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Unread 08-11-2007, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Bayonet Point, FL
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Thanks Folks, will try some more on amazon and look up those authors too.

I always enjoy getting a good recommendation...Like "The Secret of War" that was discussed on the forum...great story and history regarding NC.

I was hoping a few members had a few more gems like that to suggest.
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Unread 08-12-2007, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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"The Hills Beyond" by Asheville native Thomas Wolfe, published after his death, contains a short story about a battle near Chattanooga TN, in a place called "Chickamauga," which is in a valley formed in North Georgia out of the southern end of the Smoky Mountains.
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Unread 08-13-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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Betty and I have been on a WNC Civil War era fiction kick ever since I saw a post here about "The Secret of War" By local author Terrell T. Garren.

We have read that (excellent read), Cold Mountain, and My Old True Love.

Anybody have any suggestions as to other favorites re: WNC Civil War era novels? or non-fiction?
Not about the Civil War, but there's an interesting author from Franklin who writes about her grandmother's era living in the mountains. I think her work is based on fact, although she's writing fiction. The author herself is a senior citizen. The two books are CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN AND EDGE OF HEAVEN. Author is Eva McCall. Maryellen
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Unread 08-14-2007, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Bayonet Point, FL
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I have placed an order through various Amazon Sellers for a few Inman, both Eva McCalls, and Bushwackers, by William Trotter.

gigimac, Thomas Wolfe is going to have to be a seperate order just for 4 or 5 of his...

Again, thanks all for the input.
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Unread 08-14-2007, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Marshall, NC
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Ed - "The World Made Straight" by Ron Nash is set in present day but refers back to journals of a doctor that lived in Madison County during the Shelton Laurel massacre - It's pretty good and gives you a sense of today and late 1800's in Madison County. Also - Pamela Duncan writes women's fiction - she is from Asheville (and was at the Madison County library recently) it's not historical fiction - but again - the voice is pure Madison County!
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Unread 08-14-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Didn't Bob Inman write a few plays? He is well known in the High Country!
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Unread 08-15-2007, 10:19 PM
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Reference type book by the NC Press

The heart of confederate Appalachia: Western North Carolina in the Civil War by John C. Inscoe and Gordon B. McKinney
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