The Free Men

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This moving narrative by john ehle describes the experiences of a handful of dedicated young students, during the 1963-64 civil rights protests in Chapel Hill, both black and white, NC. It is now back in print by press 53 with a new afterword by the former UNC-Chapel Hill student, 'Daily Tar Heel' editor, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist Wayne King.

The movement began through the efforts of three young men: two white unc-chapel hill students, a gifted Morehead Scholar, John Dunne, the grandson of the founder of the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama, and one student from the all-black North Carolina College in Durham, and Pat Cusick, Quinton Baker. First published in 1965 by harper & Row, 'The Free Men' was controversial but won the Mayflower Award for Nonfiction.

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The Winter People

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - It is late autumn when collie wright sees a man moving through the woods toward her cabin on the edge of the small mountain community where she lives alone with her baby. On his return, wayland sets up his clock making business, and he and Collie begin to think of marriage. But peace and contentment come to an end by the sudden appearance late one night at Collie’s cabin of her baby’s father, precipitating a violent showdown and the promise of further bloodshed—until Collie makes the most painful decision of her life.

By mutual consent, he and Paula stay. The collusion is acknowledged by Collie’s brothers, who take Wayland along on an exhilarating bear hunt, an initiation ceremony of sorts. She gets out her butcher knife, puts Jonathan down, and waits. To her relief, the man turns out to be only a lost traveler with his young daughter.

The Winter People #ad - Recently widowed wayland jackson, with twelve-year-old daughter Paula, is on his way to Tennessee to practice his profession as a clockmaker. Wayland’s gentleness and humor appeal to her; everything about Collie appeals to him. Strong-willed and independent, Collie takes the Jacksons in, steadfastly refusing to identify her baby’s father.

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Lion on the Hearth

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - First published by harper & row in 1961, lion on the hearth is chronologically the sixth book in John Ehle's seven-book Appalachian series that includes The Land Breakers, The Journey of August King, Time of Drums, The Winter People, The Road, and Last One Home. Lion on the hearth is the story of the king family, north carolina, and risk taking are necessary for survival, competing, successful merchants in Great Depression-era Asheville, where trading, and where greed and lust for love and power tests the limits of a strong, ambitious family.

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Move Over, Mountain: 50th Anniversary Edition

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - It received positive reviews from several major publications, but was shunned by segregated bookstores and libraries. A story of personal and social struggle, the new york times said of John Ehle in 1957, "It is quite obvious that he writes from a deep knowledge of his subject, and an understanding of technique rare in a first novelist.

Used book in Good Condition. There was only one US printing of "Move Over, Mountain. The following year it was published by Hodder and Stoughton of London, England. When first published in 1957, "move over, Mountain" was considered to be the first book written by a white novelist that portrayed African-Americans without stereotype.

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Time of Drums

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - Time of drums is not only the story of men launched into a war with uncertain loyalties, but more important, it continues the Wright saga that John Ehle began with The Land Breakers and promises to expand into one of the great fictional sagas of American history. Used book in Good Condition. John ehle's classic civil war novel, Tome of Drums, returns to print as a Press 53 Classic.

. Borden deal said: "there have been many books about the Civil War; none of them, with the exception of The Red Badge of Courage, have comes close to the dusty, bloody, grinding truth that John Ehle writes about. Book three in his seven-book Appalachian series.

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The Journey of August King

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Miramax #ad - Reprint. Discovering analees williamsburg, a fifteen-year-old runaway slave in 1810, August King faces a moral dilemma in which he must decide between turning the girl in for a reward or risking his life to help her. Movie tie-in. Used book in Good Condition.

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Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

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Anchor Books Doubleday #ad - Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land. A sixth-generation north Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive.

Government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the “trail where they cried. The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed. B & w photographs Used book in Good Condition.

Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation #ad - His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the "Principle People" residing at the center of the earth.

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Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964

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Dover Publications #ad - While jim wallace's work is important because it adds to the corpus of images and knowledge about that crucial moment, his work also brings a freshness that I found surprising. Wallace's camera also captured the magnitude, scene of Martin Luther King, and some of the intimate moments, of the 1963 March on Washington, Jr.

S memorable “i Have a Dream” speech. And finally, wallace gained access to a full-force ku Klux Klan rally, on his return to Chapel Hill, where he took scores of pictures of men and women parading in white-hooded uniforms before a gigantic cross flaming against the night sky. A grim and terrifying reminder that the struggle was far from over.

Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964 #ad - Unlike many photographic surveys of the time that present the movement on a broad scale, Wallace's account is an intimate one. He names the protesters, even some of the bystanders—who they were, what they did, the policemen, and the risks the protesters took. In the course of the book, several of these people become familiar, their courage and resolve palpable.

Fifty years after the march on washington, and sacrifice, it gives us reason to remember the courage, of a group of individuals that serve as a microcosm for an epic change in American society. Now, and ultimately pivotal, courage in the Moment for the first time presents Wallace's full story in photographs of  that  turbulent, era.

Courage in the Moment presents the Civil Rights movement at ground-level. In 1961, the editor of the daily tarheel, newspaper of the University of North Carolina, sent his staff into the streets of Chapel Hill to cover local civil rights activities.

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The Road Appalachian Echoes Fiction

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Univ Tennessee Press #ad - Ehle lets us experience this place, people, and past in a fully realized novel. Wilma dykeman"the Road is a strong novel by one of our most distinguished authors. Hardship and humor, suffering and dreams are the balance for survival in a landscape that makes harsh demands on its intruders. There is opposition from a child evangelist, who preaches that the railroad is the work of the devil, and there is a serious lack of funds, which forces Wright to use convict labor.

We welcome its return with warm pleasure. Fred chappelloriginally published in 1967, The Road  is epic historical fiction at its best. His books include the land breakers, the winter People, The Journey of August King, and Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation. How wright confronts these challenges and how the  mountain people respond to the changes the railroad brings to their lives make for powerfully compelling reading.

The Road Appalachian Echoes Fiction #ad - The author: a native of asheville, North Carolina, John Ehle has written seventeen novels and works of nonfiction. At the novel's center is weatherby Wright, a railroad builder who launches an ambitious plan to link the highlands of western North Carolina with the East. Muscular, and pungent, vivid, it is broad in historical scope and profound in its human sympathies.

As a native of the region, Wright knows what his railway will mean to the impoverished settlers. In the road john ehle's skill as a storyteller brings an early episode of road building in the North Carolina mountains to rich and vivid life.

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Last One Home

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - Last one home, the final book in john ehle's masterful appalachian series that traces the King family from The Land Breakers in 1779, as the first white settlers in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, through the Great Depression in Last One Home. Used book in Good Condition. Harper lee to kill a mockingbird, says John Ehle "is our foremost writer of historical fiction.

John ehle's sense of place, his ear for language, and his ability to shape characters with love and a gentle sense of humor make Last One Home one of the great novels of all time.

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The Land Breakers

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NYRB Classics #ad - He has an ear for dialogue and an eye for nature and a grasp of character that have established The Land Breakers as one of the great fictional reckonings with the making of America. With a little livestock and a handful of crude tools, they enter the mountain world—one of transcendent beauty and cruel necessity—and begin to make a world of their own.

Mooney and imy are the first to confront an unsettled country that is sometimes paradise and sometimes hell. They arrive in a no-account settlement in North Carolina and, on impulse, part with all their savings to acquire a patch of land high in the mountains. They will soon be followed by others. John ehle is a master of the American language.

The Land Breakers #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Set deep in the appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784,  The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, of the violence of birth and death, a story of first and last things, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community.

Mooney and imy wright, former indentured servants, twenty-one, long habituated to backbreaking work but not long married, are traveling west.

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