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              They Call Me Big House
               

              They Call Me Big House (Hardback)

              By Gaines, Clarence E.; With Johnson, Clint

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              Coach Clarence Big House Gaines spent 47 year as as coach and athletic director at HCBU Winston-Salem State University. As such, he became the fifth-winningest coach in NCAA basketball history (behind Adolph Rupp, Dean Smith, Bobby Knight, and Jim Phelan of Mount St. Mary's Colle...ge) and the winningest African-American coach. His autobiography recounts the early days of the game when players would show up at the bus station hoping for a scholarship, through the difficult days of Jim Crow segregation and eventual integration.
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              ISBN 9780895873033
              Released AU 1 Sep 2004
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              Tales Along the King's Highway of South Carolina
               

              Tales Along the King's Highway of South Carolina (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Floyd, Blanche W.

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              In continuous use since colonial days, the King's Highway, now U.S. 17, is America's oldest road running from north to south. The King's Highway has played a part in intriguing stories about Seewee Indians, participants in the American Revolution and the Civil War, pirates Stede ...Bonnet and Anne Bonny, and the ghosts at Old Gunn Church.
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              ISBN 9781878177100
              Released AU 1 Jun 1999
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              The Governor's Lady
               

              The Governor's Lady (Hardback)

              By Inman, Robert

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              Cooper Lanier has been surrounded by politics her entire life. Her late father, Cleve Spainhour, was a beloved two-term Southern governor, as was her husband, Pickett Lanier. Now, Cooper is taking office as governor herself, succeeding Pickett as he campaigns for president. On he...r first day, as the state is blindsided by a blizzard, Cooper quickly realizes she is surrounded by leftovers from her husband's administration and that Pickett intends to manage the state's affairs from the campaign trail, even if it means undermining her every command. She has mostly blamed her mother, Mickey Spainhour, a once-prominent political mastermind. When Cooper discovers the breadth of Pickett's back-room dealings, and just how far he's willing to go to become president, she realizes she must learn to use her political pedigree and instincts to serve her state. The Governor's Lady shows how politics brings out the best and worst in people and how the public arena affects politicians' values.
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              ISBN 9780895876089
              Released AU 10 Sep 2013
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              Billy Bowater
               

              Billy Bowater (Hardback)

              By Hanes, E. C.

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              William Walpole Bowater III has been told his whole life that his name will build character and open doors. Everyone assumes that the heir apparent to the powerful eastern N.C. family will return home after college and take over his father's prestigious law firm as well as assume... his father's position as political power broker. But Billy Bowater needs to create his own legacy. When Billy finds himself working as the legislative assistant for Wiley Hoots, the senior senator from N.C., his life takes a different turn. We follow Billy as the senator's staff gears up for a tough reelection campaign against a popular former governor. As the senator's strategists try to assemble an effective campaign plan, a controversial art exhibit opens at the state university's art museum. Astutely, the senator and his staff let the powerful television ministry, called the Christian Crusade, create the initial taxpayer indignation over the use of public money to help sponsor this show.
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              ISBN 9780895876331
              Released AU 9 Sep 2014
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              Let Us Die Like Brave Men: Behind the Dying Words of Confederate Warriors
               

              Let Us Die Like Brave Men: Behind the Dying Words of Confederate Warriors (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Barefoot, Daniel W.

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              Accounts of the last moments and words of Southern soldiers, ranging from poignant and poetic to pugnacious.

              ISBN 9780895873118
              Released AU 1 May 2005
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              Adventure Guide to the Triangle
               

              Adventure Guide to the Triangle (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Dery, Maia

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              This is the first comprehensive guide that covers all hiking, bicycling, and paddling opportunities in the Triangle area of North Carolina. In this guide, the Triangle encompasses Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Orange, and Wake counties. This guide also includes the com...munities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Apex, and Pittsboro. Every hiking and biking trail is described and labeled according to length, difficulty, and surface. Each trail also has a map and in-depth trail directions. The rivers are broken down by section, with classes and levels provided. Along with a general description of each section is a listing of major rapids and difficulties.
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              ISBN 9780895873125
              Released AU 1 Apr 2005
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              Fiddle Dee Death
               

              Fiddle Dee Death (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cousins, Caroline

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              Mystery among the moonlight and the magnolias . . .OK, forget the magnolias. It's the end of December, after all, and frost silvers South Carolina's Low Country. But Pinckney Plantation is still open for visitors who want to see the pride of Indigo Island. The old house claims a ...long history -- or so says the script the tour guides go by.What the script leaves out are the doors that apparently unlock themselves, the flickering lights, the sound of ghostly footsteps. And the dead body.The corpse is a new addition. Who is he? And what was he doing at Pinckney? And did he fall, or was he pushed?These are among the questions that puzzle the self-appointed detective trio of cousins thrown together for the holidays. Revelations about ruthless developers, secretive landowners, and family scandals are interspersed with hilarious samples of Southern manners before the cousins finally piece together the puzzle.
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              ISBN 9780895872753
              Released AU 1 Jun 2003
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              Romantic Georgia
               

              Romantic Georgia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Allen, Patrick

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              ISBN 9780895872494
              Released AU 1 Jul 2001
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              Series Romantic South
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              Way Down Dead in Dixie
               

              Way Down Dead in Dixie (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cousins, Caroline

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              Southern manners again meet mystery as three South Carolina heroines try to solve a cold case--even as someone tries to beat them to it.

              ISBN 9780895873361
              Released AU 1 Jun 2007
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              Marvelous Old Mansions: And Other Southern Treasures
               

              Marvelous Old Mansions: And Other Southern Treasures (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Higginbotham, Sylvia

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              Features prominent historic homes in the South concentrating on homes built prior to 1860, with a strong focus on the antebellum period. Some of the homes described in this book include South Carolina's Drayton Hall, Hampton Plantation, and the Robert Mills House as well as the T...elfair House in Savannah, Georgia..
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              ISBN 9780895872272
              Released AU 22 Sep 2000
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