By Hunter James
Retired "Atlanta structure" and "Baltimore solar" newspaper guy Hunter James provides a set of essays concerning the southern mountains that's full of wit, humor and southern colloquialism.
"Celebrities, attention-grabbing unknowns, the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina, Hunter James brings them alive."
From the mysterious Brown Mountain lighting fixtures, marijuana busts, mountain tune, old-style tent revivals to tobacco auctioneers, white trash cooking, southern Appalachian politics and saving the hot River, Hunter James covers it all and a complete bunch more.
"Hunter James has the original skill not to merely introduce you to his actual characters yet to provide you the experience you actually recognize them...When you end this publication you'll believe you recognize these folks to whom you've been introduced."-David Poynor, retired newspaper guy and journalist.
"Raw, strong, and interesting! Celebrities, interesting unknowns, the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina, Hunter James brings them alive. hugely expert interviewer. Masterful author, Tops at letting humans speak. He places you there together with his outstanding and lovely note photos. similar to Faulkner, yet shorter sentences, thank god!"-William C. Nichols, psychologist, writer, editor (allegedly retired
"... a must-read for somebody drawn to checking out what existence within the Blue Ridge is basically like.... The reader also will locate lots of fabric approximately mountain politics, literature, marijuana hunts and the way to not get eaten through bears. sure, and masses extra besides."-Gene Laughter - Glen Allen, Virginia.
"... the best books i have learn at the tradition, conventional and modern [life] of the Southern Appalachians." Fred Hobson, Lineberger distinct Professor of Humanities.
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A New Dawn in Appalachia: Life and Legends of the Southern Mountains by Hunter James