Beloved Asheville author and historian Lou Harshaw once observed that Asheville has always been a place apart. “It is not really a southern city, but always of the South. Its differences make for a fascinating whole. In this time, more than two hundred years after the first Europeans came over the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge to take up land and make new homes, the concern for the future has never been greater. Asheville,” she opined, “is absorbing new human values, new technology.
There are new ways in which to live, and to relate to one another. In later years,” she continued, “the decades over the turn of this century will be very important in Asheville history – a time of seeking control of destiny.” As she so aptly noted, looking back at Asheville’s rich history can enrich what lies ahead—and it should.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Amy Waters Yarsinske is the author of several best-selling, award-winning non-fiction books. Her drive to document and investigate history-shaping stories and people has already led to over 60 non-fiction books, most of them spotlighting current affairs, the military, history and the environment. Amy graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics. She earned her Master of Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she was a DuPont Fellow and Lawn/Range resident. She also holds numerous graduate certificates, including from the CIVIC Leadership Institute and the Joint Forces Staff College, both headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
STATE: North Carolina
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)