" ... A Right Good People"

By Harold Warren

128 pp., 6 x 9, 44 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3834-8
    Published: January 1974

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Distributed for Appalachian State University

A collection of true stories gathered from the Southern Appalachian people, this book echoes the folkways and values of another era. Published in 1974, the stories collected in "... A Right Good People" were originally published in the Charlotte Observer, the largest newspaper in the Carolinas in the 1970s. These stories were written with the intention of illustrating the heritage of the Appalachian people and letting them speak about their culture and traditions for themselves.

About the Author

Harold F. Warren was a native of Burke County, NC. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Berea College in 1957. He began as a featured writer for the Charlotte Observer in 1969 where he wrote many articles focused on the Western North Carolina region. He passed away on July 30, 2013 in Charlotte, NC.
For more information about Harold Warren, visit the Author Page.


“At long last a penetrating and insightful look at mountain folk captured both in wonderfully descriptive words that conjure up authentic pictures and in highly imaginative photographs that record the illusive but always present independent and proud spirit of … a right good people.”—Cratis Williams

“So, here is yet another book about Appalachia, but I believe it is one of a limited number that will win the approval of native mountain people.”—Loyal Jones