|About the Book|
North Carolina is one of Americas most temperate, scenic, and historical states. It is the home of exquisite colonial mansions, Civil War battlefields, and energetic midsized cities. It is one of the nations most modern and distinctive states, with many regions that have been rated among the nations top places to live.In North Carolina: A Photographic Tour, photographer Carol M. Highsmith and writer Ted Landphair take the reader on a guided tour of the states incomparable sites and scenic vistas, highlighting its remarkable diversity. Points of interest along the way include Durham, home of venerable Duke University as well as one of the worlds most modern research enclaves- Raleigh, the City of Oaks - with its oak trees, magnolias, and restored Victorian houses - that is the epitome of the Southern city- High Point, known as the Furnishings Capital of the World, is full of furniture factories and outlet shops that are destination sites all on their own- Asheville, an architecture lovers paradise and home to the Biltmore Estate- and Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina as well as the legendary Suttons Drug Store, that has been called the southern part of Heaven.With its striking photos and thoughtfully insightful text, North Carolina: A Photographic Tour brings these and many other memorable cities and places to life.