The most comprehensive state project of its kind, the Dictionary provides information on some 4,000 notable North Carolinians whose accomplishments and occasional misdeeds span four centuries. Much of the bibliographic information found in the six volumes has been compiled for the first time. All of the persons included are deceased. They are native North Carolinians, no matter where they made the contributions for which they are noted, or non-natives whose contributions were made in North Carolina.
About the Author
William S. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His many books include North Carolina through Four Centuries, which won the 1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction.
What People are Saying About This
There is no other state with a biographical dictionary of comparable scope and quality.American Reference Books Annual
The most remarkable people of North Carolina march across the pages of this primer of historical personalities. . . . A tribute to a remarkable editor, Bill Powell, and his legion of dedicated contributors.Roy Parker, Jr., contributing editor, Fayetteville Observer-Times
The essential starting point for learning about the people who defined the character of the Tar Heel state.William S. Price, Jr., Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
It is remarkable that one tireless professor and an assortment of researchers . . . could produce a volume so rich in detail and human drama.Charlotte Observer