Howard E. Covington Jr.

Howard E. Covington Jr. of Greensboro is the author or coauthor of more than fifteen works of North Carolina history and biography. Among his books are Terry Sanford: Politics, Progress and Outrageous Ambition; The North Carolina Century: Tar Heels Who Made A Difference, 1900-2000; Favored by Fortune: George W. Watts and the Hills of Durham; Once Upon A City: Greensboro, North Carolina’s Second Century; and Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became An American Icon. In, 2004, Favored by Fortune received the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association’s Ragan Old North State Award for best non-fiction by a North Carolina writer. In 2010, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library published his The Good Government Man: Albert Coates and the Early Years of the Institute of Government as the first volume in its Coates University Leadership Series.

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