A History Lover's Guide to North Carolina

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First in Freedom,” “First in Flight” and “First, Farthest and Last” are all honorifics that have been used to describe North Carolina’s well-known history. Learn the truth behind each of these epithets and other tales, from the sands of the Outer Banks to the bustling cities of the Piedmont and the western mountains. Tour the state’s famous historic homes, gardens and cemeteries. Dive into its military conflicts, from the Golden Age of Piracy to the Second World War. Join North Carolina’s veteran historian Michael C. Hardy for an exploration of the many sites, monuments, museums and public spaces that tell the story of North Carolina’s history.
ISBN: 9781467151641
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: History Lovers Guide
Images: 103
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael C. Hardy is a widely published author of North Carolina history. Named the 2010 North Carolina Historian of the Year by the North Carolina Society of Historians, Hardy has also been awarded the 2018 James I. Robertson Literary Prize; 2015 Volunteer of the Year for the Pisgah District, Blue Ridge Parkway; and the Alice Parker Award for Outstanding Work in Literature and Arts from his alma mater, the University of Alabama. When not researching, writing and traveling, he shares his love of history by volunteering at historic sites.
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