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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXUSS173

Item EXUSS173. Buy these 4 items as a set for $88 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Cold Mountain

USS74
Charles Frazier
Grove Press
2006
449
0802142842
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in North Carolina, this is the best-selling novel of a wounded Confederate soldier who abandons the front line and journeys home to his prewar sweetheart. In spare, eloquent prose, Frazier describes the strong bond between a man and the land.
$16.00

Biltmore Estate: The Most Distinguished Private Place

USS205
John M Bryan
Rizzoli International
1994
157
084781811x
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A detailed history of the Biltmore Estate, once the largest private residence in the US. John Bryan, an architecture historian at USC, features original architectural drawings, sketches, plans, presentation drawings, nineteenth-century photographs and vibrant new color photography.
$50.00

Moon North Carolina

USS447
Sarah Bryan
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
424
1631213423
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A great resource for the independent traveler, this guidebook features a good introduction to land, history and culture, as well as practical detail on getting around, where to go, and where to stay. With personality, detailed local maps, glossary and suggested itineraries.
$21.99

North Carolina Map

USE653
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2005
1
1597750581
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fold-out map of North Carolina in the classic National Geographic style. Includes insets of Asheville, Charlotte, Winston/Salem, Fayetteville and Wilmington as well as information on Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Unfolded size: 21in x 18in.
$7.95

Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die

BCY37
Chris Santella
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
2012
224
1584799897
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Santella showcases a wide variety of expertly selected places to bike, from the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia and the Indochina Trail in Vietnam to the urban jungle of New York City.
$24.95

Far Appalachia, Following the New River North

USM104
Noah Adams
Bantam Doubleday
2002
256
0385320132
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The host of NPR's All Things Considered travels the New River by car, bicycle, and canoe, investigating Appalachian history, ecology and local flavor along the way.
$16.00

Historic Asheville

USE654
Bob Terrell
Aa Balkema
2001
260
1566641241
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A cogent history of Asheville, North Carolina, when the land was wild and it was still a frontier town. As it happens, Asheville had its share of street brawls, Indian fights, wagon trains, saloons and brothels. Author Bob Terrell is a leading Asheville historian and a gospel music preservationist.
$21.99

Just Ride, A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

BCY22
Grant Petersen
Workman Publishing Company
2012
212
0761155589
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Bicycle commuter, reformed racer and proprietor of Rivendell Bicycle Works in Walnut Creek California, Grant Petersen covers equipment, health, safety and attitude in 87 short and illustrated, often provocative essays.
$13.95

North Carolina Civil War Documentary

USS114
W. Buck Yearns
University of North Carolina Press
2002
365
0807814075
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of primary source material describing North Carolina from the secession movement through the Civil War
$29.00

North Carolina, A History

USS126
William Stevens Powell
University of North Carolina Press
1988
231
0807842192
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A short history of North Carolina for the general reader, published in celebration of the bicentennial and revised by the author in 1988.
$21.00

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

USE21
John Ehle
Doubleday
1989
424
0385239548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history of the Cherokee, from their first settlement in the Southeast to their forced exile from Georgia to the West; it makes for a heartbreaking story of history, politics and power.
$17.95

The Vanderbilts

NYC108
Jerry Patterson
Harry N. Abrams
1989
304
0810917483
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A popular history of the powerful and wealthy American family. Patterson's survey of the Vanderbilts' opulence is well illustrated with 250 pictures of the family's members, their art, glittering mansions and the monuments integrally tied to their legacy.
$60.00

Evensong

USE27
Gail Godwin
Ballantine Books
2000
405
0345434773
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A moving novel set in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. It's the story of a woman pastor at a local church and her struggles in the bond of marriage and the quest for religious faith. The bestseller is filled with the insight and compassion Godwin is known for.
$17.00

Southern Selves

USS67
James H. Watkins (Editor)
Random House
1998
377
067978103X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A vibrant collective picture of the American South from both sides of the tracks and both sides of the color line. With 31 contributions by such prominent southern literary figures as Mark Twain and Maya Angelou. Spanning roughly 100 years, each selection resonates with the distinct experience of growing up in the South.
$17.00

The Height of Our Mountains, Nature Writing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley

USS295
Michael P. Branch, Daniel J. Philippon
Johns Hopkins University Press
1998
460
0801856914
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A diverse anthology and portrait of the region, covering from 1612 to 1996.
$30.00

The Land Breakers

USE631
John Ehle
Random House
2014
408
1590177630
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This highly praised piece of historical fiction, set in the mountain territory of North Carolina, follows a group of early settlers as they left the auspices of the American colonies for the wilderness.
$17.95

The Marrow of Tradition

USS127
Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Eric J. Sundquist (Editor)
Penguin
1993
346
0140186867
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Based on the violence that erupted in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1898, this novel dramatizes the politically charged race riots that engulfed the city.
$16.00

This is Where We Live, Short Stories by 25 Contemporary North Carolina Writers

USS129
Michael McFee
University of North Carolina Press
2000
296
0807848956
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A collection of short stories from the last 15 years. Includes pieces by Philip Gerard, Heather Ross Miller and June Spence.
$26.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States

USS31
Peter Alden (Editor)
Alfred Knopf
1999
446
0679446834
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the nature of the Southeast states from Mississippi and Georgia to North Carolina, featuring 1,500 photographs, concise descriptions and an overview of the natural history of the area.
$22.95

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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$27.95

A Walk in the Woods

USE01
Bill Bryson
Broadway Books
1999
276
0767902521
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The entertaining account of Bryson's hike up the Appalachian trail, combining biting satire with a certain warmth. A fond memoir and a very entertaining read.
$15.99

Cherokee Americans, The Eastern Band of Cherokees in the Twentieth Century

USE20
John R. Finger
University of Nebraska Press
1992
247
0803268793
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the remnant of Cherokees that stayed behind in North Carolina when their brethren made the arduous trip to the West along the "Trail of Tears."
$19.95

Another Country, Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains

USE32
Christopher Camuto
Henry Holt and Company
2000
386
0820322377
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Christopher Camuto makes a journey into the southern Appalachians, the land from which the Cherokee Indians were expelled. Camping at the heights of the Smoky Mountains during the winter, Camuto uses his days of solitude to try to reflect on the land as the Cherokees might have.
$25.95

The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company, A Story of George Washington's Times

USS54
Charles Royster
Vintage Books
2000
627
0679753052
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of an enterprise that was conjured by "schemers and dreamers" to drain and develop the Dismal Swamp, a vast area along the Virginia and North Carolina border.
$16.00

The Civil War in North Carolina

USS112
John Gilchrist Barrett
University of North Carolina Press
1995
495
0807845205
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The complete story of Civil War military engagements across North Carolina. Mr. Barrett, professor emeritus at the Virginia military institute, brings a lively writing style to his scholarly, comprehensive text.
$29.00

Handcrafted in the Blue Ridge: Discovering the Crafts, Artisans, and Studios of Western North Carolina

USS202
Irv Green, Andrea Gross
Lightning Source
1997
299
1561451452
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to 150 crafts studios in western North Carolina.
$14.95

The Quotable Cyclist, Great Moments of Bicycling Wisdom, Inspiration and Humor

BCY03
Bill Strickland (Editor)
Consortium
2001
359
189136927X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This trove features pearls of wisdom on cycling from Lance Armstrong, John F. Kennedy, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells and many, many more.
$13.00

The Body Farm

USS362
Patricia Cornwell
Berkley Books
2004
368
0425201449
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell offers up another mystery starring forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta, this time tracking a serial killer in North Carolina.
$9.99

Walking to Gatlinburg

USS454
Howard Frank Mosher
Crown
2011
352
0307450686
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mosher spins a tale of adventure, intrigue and history ion this absorbing account of 17-year-old Morgan Kinneson and his trek south from Vermont to the Great Smoky Mountains in search of his missing brother, disappeared from the Union Army.
$16.00

Look Homeward, Angel

USS479
Thomas Wolfe
Scribner
2006
512
0743297318
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Wolfe's largely autobiographical novel, set in rural North Carolina in 1929, follows Eugene Gant, a restless young man trying to escape his his small town and disfunctional family.
$20.00

America's Great Hiking Trails

USA563
Karen Berger
Rizzoli International
2014
336
0789327414
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This gorgeous presentation of America’s greatest hiking trails spans 49 states, 8 national parks and more than 50,000 miles of terrain. Each of the 40 featured trails is accompanied by descriptions, suggestions for hiking trips, a map and photo gallery. The lavish photographs are to the credit of Bart Smith, the only person to have hiked all 11 National Scenic Trails from end to end.
$50.00

Cabins in the Laurel

USE31
Muriel Earley Sheppard, Bayard Wootten (Photographer), John Ehle (Introduction)
University of North Carolina Press
1991
287
0807843288
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The true story of a woman and her mining engineer husband, who moved from New York to the mountains of North Carolina in 1928. This account of early 20th-century Appalachian life is complemented by 128 photographs of the region.
$35.00