Nashville, TN, June 28, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The History of Winston-Salem Told Through Historic Photographs.
Winner of an All-American City Award in both 1959 and 1964, Winston-Salem has been an integral part of the fabric of United States history. The story of this dynamic city reflects both a diverse and progressive spirit, and a unique culture that is the foundation of the city’s present-day prosperity.
With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by Wade G. Dudley, Historic Photos of Winston-Salem rediscovers the fascinating past through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the Forsyth County Public Library, the Library of Congress, and the North Carolina State Archives, showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty.
From recovering from the Civil War and creating the dynasty of the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company, to merging two cities into one in 1913 and promoting education at institutions such as Wake Forest University, plus much more, Winston-Salem emerges 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 Winston-Salem is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities, legendary figures, and pivotal events across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.
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Historic Photos of Winston-Salem
By Wade G. Dudley
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-421-7