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Asheville: Mountain Majesty (An Illustrated History)

Lou Harshaw

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ISBN 10: 0914875353 / ISBN 13: 9780914875352
Published by Bright Mountain Books, 2007
Condition: Collectible: Like New Soft cover
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Title: Asheville: Mountain Majesty (An Illustrated ...

Publisher: Bright Mountain Books

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Collectible: Like New

Signed: Signed flat

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Sometimes called the Paris of the South, Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its grand mountain views, rich and diverse culture, deep-rooted artistic heritage, historic architecture, and the legendary Biltmore Estate. Asheville: Mountain Majesty is an excellent source for discovering, or rediscovering, these and other facets of the city and its history.

A lifelong resident of Asheville and regional historian, author Lou Harshaw offers a firsthand look at the history and development of this magnificent city by drawing upon a host of historical sources as well as an extensive oral tradition. She follows the development of Asheville from village to town to city, always reflecting the feeling of the times. The result is a journey through time, documenting the evolution of one of the most intriguing cities in the United States.

Asheville: Mountain Majesty is enhanced by a wealth of period images, complemented by the author's contemporary photography, illustrating the people and places that make Asheville and Western North Carolina a premiere travel destination.

About the Author:

A native of Asheville, independent publisher, and former publicity director for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Lou Harshaw has been photographing and writing about the mountains throughout her career. She has also taught classes on Southern Appalachian history and culture at several colleges in Western North Carolina.

As a historian and professional photographer, Harshaw has written numerous books about the Southern Appalachians, always imparting to her narrative a sense of her own involvement and her deep affection for the region.

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