Written by lauded North Carolina historian Dr. H.G. Jones in his long-standing In Light of History series for the Associated Press, the tales in Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State span four hundred years of North Carolina history. Across the golden age of pirates, the colonial period and the American Revolution, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Prohibition and every era in between, they include stories of characters from the high seas, the coast, "down east," the mountains, the piedmont, the sand hills—every part of the state. At times informative, at times moving and on occasion side-splittingly hilarious, this collection of stories with amusing pen-and-ink drawings is a must for North Carolinians young and old alike and a thoughtful gift for visitors.
Biographies-Memoirs, Historical, United-States,