Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II (NC) (Images of America) Signed First Edition

By: Chapman, Reid; Miles, Deborah

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World War II served as a rallying call in Asheville and Western North Carolina, putting the citizens back to work. Asheville's two strongest economic sectors, tourism and medicine; its beautiful isolation; and advanced hospitals served the nation's needs during the Second World War. The United States secreted German and Japanese businessmen, federal agencies, and valuable art in these mountains, and recuperating soldiers found solace in the camps and inns. Meanwhile our citizens-black and white men, women, and children-offered themselves up for service. Images of America: Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II tells their stories, from Pearl Harbor's bombing to the study of the long-term effects of radiation on the Japanese, from the far Pacific to stateside support groups and local sacrifices.

Title: Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II (NC) (Images of America) Signed First Edition

Author Name: Chapman, Reid; Miles, Deborah

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: North Carolina,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Charleston, SC, Arcadia Publishing: 2006

ISBN Number: 073854342X

ISBN Number 13: 9780738543420

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Paperback

Inscription: Signed by one author

Seller ID: 031679

Description: World War II served as a rallying call in Asheville and Western North Carolina, putting the citizens back to work. Asheville's two strongest economic sectors, tourism and medicine; its beautiful isolation; and advanced hospitals served the nation's needs during the Second World War. The United States secreted German and Japanese businessmen, federal agencies, and valuable art in these mountains, and recuperating soldiers found solace in the camps and inns. Meanwhile our citizens-black and white men, women, and children-offered themselves up for service. Images of America: Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II tells their stories, from Pearl Harbor's bombing to the study of the long-term effects of radiation on the Japanese, from the far Pacific to stateside support groups and local sacrifices. Paperback. Pictorial cover. Inscribed by Miles on title page. Profusely illustrated. 127pp. Full refund if not satisfied.