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Asheville: Mountain Majesty

ISBN: 978-0-914875-35-2
Lou Harshaw
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 368 pages
Asheville: Mountain Majesty is an illustrated history documenting the evolution of one of the most interesting cities in the United States, from remote mountain village to modern cultural destination. Lifelong resident and historian Lou Harshaw offers a firsthand look at this magnificent city’s history.
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$29.00




Book of Corn Cookery

ISBN: 978-0-914875-48-2
Mary L. Wade
Historical Images
Paperback, 118 pages
In The Book of Corn Cookery, Mary Wade provides 150 recipes using corn and corn meal to prepare nourishing and delicious dishes economically.
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$7.00




Cabins & Castles

ISBN: 978-0-914875-54-3
Douglas Swaim
Historical Images
Paperback, 224 pages
This classic work reveals the rich architectural history of Asheville and Buncombe County, with a historical overview and an up-close look at the historical architecture of this beautiful area. This long-sought-after reprint is sure to please both native and tourist alike.
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$30.00




Disorder in the Court!

ISBN: 978-0-914875-44-4
Bob Terrell and Marcellus "Buck" Buchanan
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 216 pages

A collection of humorous tales, legends, and happenings about people in and around the courts of North Carolina.
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$13.00




Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family

ISBN: 978-0-9793961-3-7
Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell
Reminiscing Books
Paperback, 443 pages
Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family combines Cornelia Henry's journals into a single volume, which is supplemented with additional family letters, documents and photos. In addition, newspaper advertisements and period photos have been inserted to augment the reader's experience, and to provide historical perspective.
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$29.95




Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey

ISBN: 978-0-914875-60-4
David Joy
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 208 pages
Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey is David Joy's Southern memoir detailing a North Carolina fly fisherman’s youthful experiences from the Outer Banks and Piedmont to his pursuit of native brook trout in the Appalachian Mountains. This work of literary nonfiction encompasses the philosophical underpinnings of a man defined by fish, family, water, solitude, environment, and wilderness.
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$16.00




Into the Chilling Water

ISBN: 978-0-914875-51-2
Joe Richard Morgan
Ridgetop Books
Paperback, 136 pages
Like Joe Morgan’s Potato Branch, this collection of richly detailed stories reveals more of the wonders and realities of growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1930s and ’40s. We meet again some old friends, along with new folks so well characterized you’d think they were your own friends and family in the heart of Appalachia.
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$15.00




James Mooney’s History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

ISBN: 978-0-914875-19-2
James Mooney
Historical Images
Paperback, 768 pages

Ethnologist James Mooney’s exhaustive research on Cherokee culture, as preserved in two U.S. Bureau of Ethnology reports in the late 19th century, is fully reproduced in this edition, along with an exclusive biography written by Western North Carolina author George Ellison.
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$22.50




John Henry Moss: Baseball’s Miracle Man

ISBN: 978-0-914875-53-6
Bob Terrell
Ridgetop Books
Paperback, 184 pages
John Henry Moss spent half a century as the driving force behind the South Atlantic League. Bob Terrell has spent nearly as many years writing about it. The result of their collaboration is a celebration of minor league baseball, a history of the Sally League, and a biography of the league's founder and fifty-year president.
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$16.00




Lessons Learned: The Story of Pilot Mountain School

ISBN: 978-0-914875-64-2
Gretchen Griffith
Ridgetop Books
Paperback, 320 pages
Lessons Learned: The Story of Pilot Mountain Schooltells the story of Pilot Mountain School and the community whose children were guided toward adulthood within its classrooms. Located in southern Burke County, North Carolina, the school was built in 1942 as a WPA project and served the community until it closed in 1973.
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$18.00




Let’s Make Country Wine

ISBN: 978-0-914875-06-2
Sylvia Fisher
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 96 pages
Illustrated by Dan Fisher

This easy-to-follow guide shows that making wine at home from apples, pears, berries, and even rhubarb can be easy and fun.
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$7.95




More Mountain Spirits

ISBN: 978-0-914875-03-1
Joseph Earl Dabney
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 208 pages
An extension of Mountain Spirits, this book includes many recipes for all kinds of spirits and continues the chronicle of those who made, transported, and sold them, as well as the revenuers working to arrest them.
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$13.95




Mountain Elegance

ISBN: 978-0-914875-17-8
Junior League of Asheville
Bright Mountain Books
Lay-flat paperback, 320 pages
Illustrated
With simple instructions and tasty fare, the Junior League of Asheville’s popular cookbook has firmly established itself as a classic.
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$14.95




Mountain Spirits

ISBN: 978-0-914875-02-4
Joseph Earl Dabney
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 288 pages
Mountain Spirits presents a scholarly, yet entertaining, look into the folklore of moonshine whiskey and the characters who made and sold it, as well as those men whose mission was to find and arrest them.
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$14.95




My Dear Father and Mother: The Personal Letters of Livingston N. Clinard: Correspondence from Family and Friends 1871–1880

ISBN: 978-0-9793961-6-8
Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell
Reminiscing Books
Paperback, 280 pages
My Dear Father and Mother: The Personal Letters of the Livingston N. Clinard is a personal and private view of late 1800s life in Piedmont North Carolina.
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$24.95




Old Favorite Honey Recipes

ISBN: 978-0-914875-55-0
Collected Recipes from Beekeepers
Historical Images
Paperback, 144 pages
A collection of time-tested recipes using nature’s own savory and nutritious elixir, honey. Old favorites gathered over the last seventy years, updated for the modern cook, are presented here along with facts, helpful hints, and cooking tips.
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$10.00




Potato Branch

ISBN: 978-0-914875-50-5
Joe Richard Morgan
Ridgetop Books
Paperback, 186 pages
In this collection of poignant and richly detailed stories, Joe Morgan reveals the wonders and realities of growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1930s and ’40s. With neighbors and family so well characterized you’d think they were your own, Joe shows us the heart of Appalachian life — in a place called Potato Branch.
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$16.00




Remembering Asheville

ISBN: 978-0-9765999-0-6
Milton Ready
EverReady Publications
Hardcover, 128 pages, Full-color illustration
Now available from Bright Mountain Books.
Remembering Asheville is a richly illustrated narrative of the village's earliest beginnings continuing to the city it is today.
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$24.95




Roadside Revenants

ISBN: 978-0-914875-46-8
Michael Renegar
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 176 pages
Phantom trains, blood-stained walls, headless horses, and nonexistent hitchhikers are the stuff of Renegar’s legendary ghost stories.
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$12.00




Rustic Construction

ISBN: 978-0-914875-47-5
W. Ben Hunt
Historical Images
Paperback, 88 pages
Rustic Construction offers solid, how-to advice on making furniture, fixtures, and outdoor structures using bark, branches, slab lumber, and other natural materials found in the wild.
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$9.00




Sorrows End

ISBN: 978-0-914875-58-1
Maurice Stanley
Historical Images
Paperback, 206 pages
Based on the true life of an outlaw who rode with Jesse James, this absorbing novel reveals Henry Baker’s story of desperation and survival during and after his time with the James brothers.
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$14.00




Southern Talk

ISBN: 978-0-914875-22-2
Ray Cunningham
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 192 pages

Cunningham’s appreciation for his native dialect comes from "a lifetime listening to the old timey talk" in all areas of the South, cataloging the terms and phrases of his youth.
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$11.00




Tar Heel Terrors

ISBN: 9780914875598
Michael Renegar
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 176 pages
In this sequel to Roadside Revenants, prepare to be frightened by tales gleaned from the firsthand experiences of the author, his family, and friends, along with some classic tales that explore the paranormal. From the unexplained to the weird, featuring orbs, angels, and witches, as well as ghosts—you’ll find it all in this new collection.
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$12.00




The Carolina Mountains

ISBN: 978-0-914875-11-6
Margaret W. Morley
Historical Images
Paperback, 384 pages
In The Carolina Mountains, Margaret Morley’s lyric descriptions paint a vivid, somewhat romantic picture of this region at the beginning of the 20th century. With previously unpublished photography by Morley, this edition is not to be missed.
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$24.00




The Legend of Nance Dude

ISBN: 978-0-914875-43-7
Maurice Stanley
Historical Images
Paperback, 264 pages
Stanley fleshes out the Haywood County folklore surrounding the grizzly murder of two-year-old Roberta Putnam and the arrest, trial, and subsequent conviction of her grandmother, Nancy Ann Kerley, also known as Nance Dude.
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$12.00




The Old Herb Doctor

ISBN: 978-0-914875-56-7
Joseph E. Meyer
Historical Images
Paperback, 176 pages
Herbal remedies have once again risen in popularity and widespread use. The Old Herb Doctor details the way Americans used medicinal herbs in the 1920s and ’30s and is a must for those interested in herbal medicine and natural cures.
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$15.00




This Violent Land

ISBN: 978-0-914875-45-1
Robert Johnson
Historical Images
Paperback, 400 pages
This Violent Land tells the story of South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau agent Major William Stone, a Civil War veteran struggling to uphold new civil rights legislation for freed slaves amidst pressures for a return to the antebellum South.
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$24.00




Trains,Trestles & Tunnels Railroads of the Southern Appalachians

ISBN: 978-0-9623532-0-8
Lou Harshaw
Paperback, 96 pages
Illustrated
This history of railroading in the Southern Appalachians features such famous engines as Tweetsie, Spot, and the Clinchfield Railroad’s Santa Claus Special. The economic impact of the railroads on the logging and tourism industries is also discussed.
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$12.95




Twice-told True Tales of the Blue Ridge & Great Smokies

ISBN: 978-0-914875-37-6
Mead Parce
Historical Images
Paperback, 128 pages

Storytelling survives and flourishes in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. Parce’s selection of stories provide some historical perspective on the people and culture of the southern highlands.
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$9.00




Vegetarian Medicines

ISBN: 978-0-914875-49-9
Clarence Meyer
Historical Images
Paperback, 102 pages
A medicine cabinet full of fruits and vegetables! Clarence Meyer’s Vegetarian Medicines contains remedies and preventive prescriptions collected for generations in North America and Europe.
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$9.00





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Disorder in the Court!

$13.00
Disorder in the Court!

Bob Terrell and Marcellus "Buck" Buchanan
Bright Mountain Books
Paperback, 216 pages

A collection of humorous tales, legends, and happenings about people in and around the courts of North Carolina.

Twice-told True Tales of the Blue Ridge & Great Smokies

$9.00
Twice-told True Tales of the Blue Ridge & Great Smokies

Mead Parce
Historical Images
Paperback, 128 pages

Storytelling survives and flourishes in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. Parce’s selection of stories provide some historical perspective on the people and culture of the southern highlands.




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