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Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II
by Reid Chapman and Deborah Miles


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781531626426
  • ISBN-10: 1531626424
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
  • Publish Date: November 2006
  • Page Count: 130
  • Dimensions: 9.61 x 6.69 x 0.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds


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Books > History > United States - General
Books > History > Military - World War II

 
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