Carl Goerch was known as "Mr. North Carolina." He excelled in several fields; as the long term reading clerk for the state house of representatives, a popular broadcaster, newspaper columnist, book author, and a widely sought speaker "full of good humor." Goerch also founded the popular magazine The State, still published today as Our State. This ...
Carl Goerch was known as "Mr. North Carolina." He excelled in several fields; as the long term reading clerk for the state house of representatives, a popular broadcaster, newspaper columnist, book author, and a widely sought speaker "full of good humor." Goerch also founded the popular magazine The State, still published today as Our State. This book collects his fascinating articles about the Old North State including the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights, a church cleaning in Lickskillet, the Biltmore Estate, the first airplane flight, a 150-year-old fire, Windy Billy's great speech, Virginia Dare (first European child born in North America), the most interesting thing in each of the state's 100 counties, good things to eat, the incredible story of Napoleon's Marshal Ney (did he really die in North Carolina?), and much more -- a marvelous portrait in historical depth of North Carolina.
Very Good. 8vo. 375 pages. Hardcover bound in grey cloth. Covers show wear. Some ring marks on rear cover and one on front cover. Covers soiled from handling. Corners worn. Text block is slightly shaken. Right edge of front cover has been slightly bumped. Text is clean and sound.
Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo. 375 pages. First edition hardcover with illustrated dust jacket-spine is white with title in black. DJ shows rubbing, with chipping at edges. Inked notation on front flyleaf says "Hugh T. Lefler-Review-North Carolina Historical Review XXI (1944? ), 248, 250." Pencilled notations throughout and there's a small pencilled note on the rear jacket flap. Text is toned but otherwise sound.
First edition. Octavo. (6), 375pp. Gray cloth. Illustrated from photographs. Label removed from rear endpaper, owner's extensive pencil notations on endpapers, cloth soiled and edgeworn, else a good solid copy. Series of local color sketches about the state and its people, followed by a county-by-county survey giving important historical facts for each.
Good. Signed by author on front free endpaper, 375 pages, photographs, gray cloth over boards with gilt spine title. Boards worn and soiled, lower corners curved and worn to board, spine ends chipped, page edges foxed, contents very good and binding is tight. Brick and mortar bookshop since 1975!
by Carl Goerch, Ralph Roberts (Foreword by)
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