Historic Photos of North Carolina by Wade G. Dudley

Turner Publishing announces a new title, the Historic Photos of North Carolina by Wade G. Dudley. This volume showcases the pictorial narrative of the state of North Carolina in stunning, culled-from-the-archives images.

Nashville, TN, October 11, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The History of North Carolina Told Through Historic Photographs.

North Carolina, the state with the motto Esse Quam Videri, or “to be rather than to seem” has been an integral part of the fabric of United States history. The story of North Carolina, where the voices of the citizens chime together to proclaim their state toast “here’s to the land of the longleaf pine” from their youth, reflects both a united and progressive spirit and a unique culture that are the foundation of the state’s present-day prosperity and overwhelming popularity.

With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by Wade G. Dudley, Historic Photos of North Carolina rediscovers the state’s fascinating past through nearly 200 rare photographs selected from the Library of Congress and the North Carolina State Archives, showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty. This makes a wonderful book for any history, travel, or photography enthusiast.

Whether the first successful air flight by the Wright brothers near Kitty Hawk in 1903 or the women’s suffrage campaign, North Carolina shines through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format.

“I firmly believe that to understand the present and have any hope for a better future, we must understand the past. Old photographs are a way of understanding change and the agents of change. They tend to affect us on a level that words do not; and while words may paint a thousand pictures, just one picture holds a degree of truth that a thousand words may never approach,” says author Dudley.

Historic Photos of North Carolina is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities, pivotal events, and legendary figures across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.

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Historic Photos of North Carolina
By: Wade G. Dudley
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-451-4

Turner Publishing
Rachel Patton