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When I travel abroad, I often checkout the local bookstores to see if they carry books by any Tar Heel authors. I am used to finding translations of blockbuster novels by Kathy Reichs, Nicholas Sparks, Orson Scott Card, or Patricia Cornwell. There were some of those in a bookstore in Bratislava that I went in […]

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Congratulations to our library colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who are re-launching their website the North Carolina Literary Map today. The site includes 2,583 North Carolina authors and 4,808 titles set in real or fictional locations in North Carolina. The site’s creators note that their selection process was broad and inclusive. […]

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.”  To see the full list simply click on the link in this entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page.  As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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But as wily as [Errol] Morris is, I was worried when he told me about his latest obsession: the Jeffrey MacDonald murder case. ‘Oh my God, no,’ was my measured reaction, ‘Not that!’ For the past four decades the MacDonald affair has been a toxic swamp that has drawn in some of journalism’s best and […]

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in this entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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I received an interesting email from the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History concerning The Old North State Fact Book…it is now published in Spanish. See below for more information: The Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History announces the publication of its first […]

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– Captured battle flags returning to N.C. coast  (and not everybody is happy about it). — Tidbits of Tar Heelia tucked in David McCullough’s latest. — For Colored Agricultural Fair, “The whole city participated, just like Bele Chere.” — Nitrate negatives yield a (slow-loading) gallery of “Old Wilmington Mystery Photos.” — Who would steal Mitch […]

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– Why are Robert E. Lee‘s descendants playing keep-away with historians? — Four towns remember their minor league pasts, while one longs for a minor league future. — After Appomattox, a scourge of suicide, divorce and debt. — Montford Point Marines look for recognition given Tuskegee Airmen. — “Seven Wonders of Charlotte” inexplicably omits visitor-vexing […]

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You’re invited to join us Thursday night for a look at Sir Walter Raleigh. Here’s a description. Soldier, voyager, courtier, colonizer, politician, poet, historian, possible traitor—Sir Walter Raleigh (1554–1618) played many roles on the public stage of Elizabethan England. Historian Mark Nicholls, President and Librarian of St. John’s College, Cambridge University, will discuss a new […]

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“I take my hat off to those contemporary writers who manage again and again to crack the college anthology market. [Suzanne Britt‘s] name will be instantly recognizable to anyone who teaches English 101 as the author of ‘That Lean and Hungry Look,’ the comic comparison of fat people and skinny people that can be found […]

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