The French Broad

The French Broad

by Wilma Dykeman
     
 

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In the highly acclaimed, classic volume, originally published in the Rivers of America series, Wilma Dykeman describes first the nation's oldest mountains and the richly varied people - the Cherokee and the pioneer settlers who depended on the river in different ways. She vividly portrays dramatic events - the Civil War (in this watershed the idea of a brother's

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In the highly acclaimed, classic volume, originally published in the Rivers of America series, Wilma Dykeman describes first the nation's oldest mountains and the richly varied people - the Cherokee and the pioneer settlers who depended on the river in different ways. She vividly portrays dramatic events - the Civil War (in this watershed the idea of a brother's war was "bloodily, tragically true"), the great corn-fed hog drives to Charleston, the railroad and timber entrepreneurs - and continues into the modern times, with the rich, contrasting imaginations expressed by Thomas Wolfe's boardinghouse and George Vanderbilt's mansion; the high sheriff of Madison County, Jesse James Bailey, the poet Carl Sandburg, and much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030114915
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
01/01/1974
Series:
Rivers of America Series
Pages:
371

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