A Time to Serve

Bertie County during World War I

By Gerald W. Thomas

A Time to Serve

260 pp., 6 x 9, 27 halftones, 10 tables

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6490-8
    Published: January 2018

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

In a remarkable feat, Gerald W. Thomas completes his study of Bertie County and the impact upon its people of successive wars with this volume on the northeastern North Carolina county during World War I. Its publication timed to coincide with the war’s centennial, this localized study depicts a mostly rural county confronted with a challenge not of its making but one to which citizens responded with resourcefulness and patriotic fervor.

About the Author

Gerald W. Thomas, a native of Bertie County, is a former congressional auditor and retired federal executive. He is the author of Divided Allegiances: Bertie County during the Civil War (1996), Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812 (2012), and Rebels and King’s Men: Bertie County in the Revolutionary War (2013).
For more information about Gerald W. Thomas, visit the Author Page.