Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II (Images of America Series)
  • Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II (Images of America Series)
  • Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II (Images of America Series)

Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II (Images of America Series)

by Reid Chapman, Deborah Miles
     
 


World War II served as a rallying call in Asheville and Western North Carolina, putting the citizens back to work. Asheville's two strongest economic sectors, tourism and medicine; its beautiful isolation; and advanced hospitals served the nation's needs during the Second World War. The United States secreted German and Japanese businessmen, federal agencies, and… See more details below

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World War II served as a rallying call in Asheville and Western North Carolina, putting the citizens back to work. Asheville's two strongest economic sectors, tourism and medicine; its beautiful isolation; and advanced hospitals served the nation's needs during the Second World War. The United States secreted German and Japanese businessmen, federal agencies, and valuable art in these mountains, and recuperating soldiers found solace in the camps and inns. Meanwhile our citizens-black and white men, women, and children-offered themselves up for service. Images of America: Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II tells their stories, from Pearl Harbor's bombing to the study of the long-term effects of radiation on the Japanese, from the far Pacific to stateside support groups and local sacrifices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738543420
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
935,786
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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