North Carolina and the Great War, 1914-1918

By Jessica A. Bandel

North Carolina and the Great War, 1914-1918

160 pp., 8.5 x 11, 125 illustrations

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6485-4
    Published: April 2017

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

As the nation looks back on World War I with the perspective of one hundred years, the North Carolina Office of Archives and History remembers the “Great War,” the “war to end all wars,” the conflict that brought the world into the modern age. A few European landmarks of the war--the Hindenburg Line, Argonne Forest, Belleau Wood--bore the imprint of Tar Heel boots. Yet, the impact of the war was felt just as certainly at home, in Asheville neighborhoods, on Cumberland County training fields, at Wilmington shipyards. 

With stunning images and imaginative design elements, Jessica A. Bandel’s North Carolina and the Great War, 1914-1918 brings the World War I story to modern readers. Showcasing the holdings of the North Carolina Museum of History supplemented by artifacts selected from other depositories and loaned by private collectors, Bandel has prepared a visually compelling and comprehensive new study of the war. The heavily illustrated, full-color, 160-page book includes narrative depictions of nurse Madelon Hancock, aviator Kiffin Rockwell, and Army conductor James Tim Brynn, among many others. Capsule vignettes and sidebars open up the past for readers young and old.

About the Author

Jessica A. Bandel, Research Historian with the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, prepared a book, So Great the Devastation, and traveling exhibit to commemorate the centennial of the Flood of 1916. She is the co-author of The Old North State at War: The North Carolina Civil War Atlas.
For more information about Jessica A. Bandel, visit the Author Page.


“Everyone will find something of interest in her brisk, engaging narrative, which breathes new life into the brief but vibrant wartime era of the Old North State.”--North Carolina Historical Review