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Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II (Paperback)

Author: Chapman, Reid

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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.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738543420
SKU 202994379
Format Paperback
ISBN10 073854342X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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