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Blue Ridge Country   By: (1881-)

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Blue Ridge Country takes readers on an enchanting journey through the picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture of the Appalachian region. Written by Jean Thomas, this book offers a vivid portrayal of the people, places, and traditions that make this part of the United States unique and captivating.

Thomas has a remarkable talent for storytelling, weaving together anecdotes, historical insights, and personal experiences to create a narrative that engages and informs readers. From the very first page, it is evident that the author has a deep affection for the Blue Ridge Mountains and an intimate knowledge of the area.

One of the strengths of this book is the detailed descriptions of the countryside, which evoke a strong sense of place. Through Thomas' words, readers become immersed in the beauty of the rugged terrain, the lush forests, and the glistening rivers. It feels as if we are there, wandering through the breathtaking vistas and experiencing the serenity of this natural wonderland.

Furthermore, Blue Ridge Country offers a glimpse into the lives of the people who call this region home. Thomas introduces us to a diverse cast of characters, each with their own story to tell. From the resilient coal miners to the vibrant musicians, we get to know the individuals who have shaped the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their stories are both inspiring and poignant, highlighting the strength and tenacity of the human spirit.

The book also delves into the rich history of the area, shining a light on the struggles and triumphs of the Appalachian people. Thomas skillfully explores the impact of the Great Depression, the coal industry, and the Civil Rights Movement on the region, providing valuable insights into the social fabric of this unique corner of America.

What sets Blue Ridge Country apart from other books on the same subject is the author's ability to infuse each chapter with a sense of wonder and discovery. Readers are taken on an adventure, uncovering hidden treasures along the way. Whether it is stumbling upon a hidden waterfall or stumbling upon a traditional mountain music jam session, every page is filled with the joy of exploration.

If there is one minor flaw in this book, it is that at times, Thomas digresses into tangential topics that may distract some readers. However, these diversions also add to the charm of the narrative, allowing the author's passion for the region and its people to shine through.

Overall, Blue Ridge Country is a captivating and heartfelt exploration of the Appalachian region. Jean Thomas's lyrical prose and keen observations make this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the history, culture, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a love letter to a place that holds a special, indescribable magic, and one that will leave readers longing to experience it for themselves.

First Page:

AMERICAN FOLKWAYS

EDITED BY ERSKINE CALDWELL

BLUE RIDGE COUNTRY

by

JEAN THOMAS

DUELL, SLOAN & PEARCE ยท NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1942, BY JEAN THOMAS

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

To My Brother

DOCTOR GEORGE G. BELL

A once itinerant "Tooth Dentist" who became the first Republican county judge in more than a quarter of a century at the mouth of Big Sandy and whose unique sentences have become legendary throughout the Blue Ridge

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