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New Additions: North Carolina People

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New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:

John Henry Moss: Baseball’s Miracle Man, by Bob Terrell.This book tells the story of the man who shaped the South Atlantic Baseball League, John Henry Moss. Moss’ many honors include the King of Baseball Award, North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine and 5 sports Halls of Fame awards.

 

Thomas Wolfe: When do the Atrocities Begin?, by Joanne Marshall Mauldin. Using primary and secondary sources, the author paints a picture of the last years of writer Thomas Wolfe’s life (1937-1938) adding new information and insights that challenge existing biographical material. Included in the work is Wolfe’s  visit to North Carolina in 1937.

“Come to the Lobby …” : A Newspaperman Revisits Our History, by Fred Morgan. Award winning journalist and feature editor of the Albemarle, North Carolina, Stanly News & Press, Fred Morgan describes memorable news stories, his reporting adventures, and the culture of a small town newspaper.

 

A Century of Sodas, 1904-2004: The Story of Uncle Tommy and Margaret, by Edward Rankin. Dedicated to the memory of Margaret Towell King, this book tells the story of Sun Drop soda and its founding family.

 

 

Thanks in part to a federal grant, these items will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

 

Summer Reading: Thomas Wolfe

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Here is the second installment in our summer reading series. Summer vacation is now in full swing. Why not take a good book with you when you hit the road?

Image Credit: Van Vechten, Carl, Portrait of Thomas Wolfe, 1937. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

 This time we will be highlighting the work’s of Asheville, North Carolina  native Thomas Wolfe. Born in 1900 Wolfe often based his writing on his own life experiences.  Growing up in Asheville Wolfe always felt “fenced in” and could not wait to leave his hometown. At the age of 15 Thomas Wolfe did leave Asheville to attend UNC Chapel Hill. After completing his undergraduate degree in English he went on to Harvard University to pursue a Master of Dramatic Arts. After his studies Wolfe went on to teach, write and travel abroad. To learn more on the life and career of Thomas Wolfe please go here, http://ncpedia.org/biography/wolfe.

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