336 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 15 halftones, notes, bibl., index
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-5105-7
Published: March 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-5104-0
Published: May 2019
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Weaving together interviews from dozens of political luminaries and deep archival research, Christensen offers an engaging and definitive historical account of not only the Scott family’s legacy but also how race and populism informed North Carolina politics during the twentieth century.
About the Author
Rob Christensen is political columnist for the News and Observer in Raleigh.
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“Rob Christensen captures the spirit of the times in this captivating history of the Scott family. Anyone wanting to understand North Carolina politics and history should read this book.”—Tom Eamon, author of The Making of a Southern Democracy
"From Rob Christensen, the dean of North Carolina political reporters, comes this invaluable contribution, told through the lives and careers of the Scott family. The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys is crisp, accessible, smart, and thoroughly researched—and essential reading for students of modern North Carolina.”—William A. Link, author of William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education