A Nutshell History of North Carolina

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From its dubious beginnings as a pirate-filled colony to a popular tourist destination, North Carolina has an amazingly colorful history. Author and illustrator Ben Fortson presents that history in the form of off-the-wall anecdotes, poignant insights and sublimely silly illustrations. Take a hilarious look at Daniel Boone's larger-than-life Carolina personality. Peruse an uproarious account of the Andrew Jackson birthplace controversy or politically astute commentary on the power of tobacco in the state. Fortson takes readers on a side-splitting and educational ride through the annals of Tar Heel State history.
ISBN: 9781467119283
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Images: 105
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ben Fortson writes and illustrates Almost Off the Record, a zanily clever history comic (almostoff.com), and has published several-books containing collections of his comics. Eager to expose the quirky and ridiculous plot lines of history, his most recent book, A Nutshell History of North Carolina, provides a rigorous and amusing portrait of his home state, complete with equally unorthodox illustrations. He lives in Black Mountain with his wife and three children.
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