By Richard Chaltas and Richard C. Brown
“Brother’s Once More is a book about taking pride in our heritage and an effort to recall a piece of our history. Our goal was to offer a reflection into the past. We wanted to provide the reader of a vivid image of the tremendous suffering and sacrifices of the mountain people during a time of brother fighting brother….the story evolved from a poem written to honor the Pound Gap Monument project,…We pray that this tragic tale awakens within you a burning desire to rediscover your roots, your heritage and document the stories for future generations.”
By Bob L. Hayes
“Travel back to an era during the 1940′s and early 1950′s and experience life in a Southwest Virginia coal camp as seen through the eyes of a young boy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Gentry (Frankie).
Be a witness to the trials and tribulations, the joys and heartaches, and meet the unforgettable characters who contributed to the close-knit environment of the times. It is a story of life and death, happiness and sorrow, but most of all…it is a story of love.”
By Don M. Green
This book written by Don M. Green, A Wise County Native, who is the executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. As I understand it Hill was a speech writer for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and it was Hill that formed the phrase “The Only thing we have to fear is fear Itself”. Hill was born in Wise County, Virginia. A historical marker was installed on the road near the Lowe’s place on Highway 23.
Hatfields, McCoys, and Social Change in Appalachia 1860-1900
By Altina L.Waller
Memories of Mountain Children. Stories of 30 Authors of growing up in the Appalachian Mountains. 184 pages. Poetry, and Pictures. $25.00 plus 4.50 S & H. 5% VA Tax applies. Edited by Fannie Steele and Ila Ison.
By Dorothy Witt. A Beautiful little book of poetry that came from the heart.
$10.00 plus S&H. $350 S&H
By Fannie Lane Steele
A Little book for my grandchildren and others who would like to keep our heritage alive for theirs. Much of the material for this book is from my memories of growing up in the mountains on our hillside farm in Duncan Gap, and things imparted to me by my parents, aunts and uncles, older siblings and others who lived in and around our community. I realize with each passing day as older people leave us, a little bit of our history dies with them. The customs and ways of mountain living are fast vanishing away, so I call this book, Our Vanishing Heritage.
By Kathy Sheaarer
Kathy Shearer who wrote “The Dante Book” and “Post Cards From the Past”has just published a book “Tales from the Moonshine Trade.”
Conversation Guide: Easy, Effective, Inexpensive Ways to record a Life Story
By Tracy Wilham
May Stone & Catherine Pettit’s Summers in the Kentucky Mountains and Founding of Hindman Settlement School
By Jess Stoddart
Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music
By John Wright
Wise County Historical Society.
Text Setup and Photos by Rhonda Robertson, Wanda Rose and Joyce Turner.
Photographs of Big Stone Gap and East Stone Gap in Virginia.
Wonderful illustrations and information throughout the book.
6 x 9, 122 pages, softbound. $20.00 plus tax and S & H.
By Joe Tennis with the Historical Society of Washington County, VA
Boasting three forks of the Holston River and a skyline of mile-high mountains, Washington County lies at the heart of the Virginia Highlands.
Today, many miles of its railroad lines have become trails, and towns like Damascus, Abingdon, and Glade springs have grown from villages among wilderness. Author Joe Tennis has shared Washington County stories in books, magazines and newspapers. Together with the Washington County Historical society, he now presents this scenic and Cultural oasis as a journey through time.