New book about Greensboro with stunning images from author Kevin Reid

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New Book Celebrates Greensboro’s Colorful History
Local author pens new book sharing history using stunning images

Greensboro is the latest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s newest series Images of Modern America. The book by local author Kevin Reid is set to release on July 21, 2014, and uses 160 stunning images to illustrate the town’s modern history.

Greensboro has reinvented itself in recent decades. By the time of its 1958 sesquicentennial, Greensboro was North Carolina’s second-largest city and the world’s largest producer of denim. It was home to many textile companies, including the world’s largest; major insurance firms; and manufacturers of other products. Greensboro holds an important place in the civil rights movement, with the sit-ins at Woolworth’s department store, a site now preserved as the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

In 1982, a grocery store opened in Greensboro that wanted to bring the old-fashioned market experience back to consumers. The Fresh Market has since expanded to over 100 stores in more than 20 states. Greensboro’s roster of colleges and universities has grown over the years, and it remains a key education and research center. Founded in 1991, RF Micro Devices, Greensboro’s largest company, makes components of most cell phones. Greensboro showcases the rich commercial and community history of this city over the past 50 years.

Highlights of Greensboro include:
• Many photos were taken by noted Greensboro photographer Lynn Donovan.
• The book includes images from the Carol Martin Collection at the Greensboro Museum of History.
• The author has been a Greensboro resident during the entire time covered in the book.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

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