Christiansburg, Virginia: Small Town America at Its Finest
Author – Roy W. Kanode
Christiansburg is rich in history – from the early pioneers who struggled against great hardships to make this town a better place – to our community leaders just a few years ago. These men and women worked together in harmony and developed close relationships with friends and family. We will always be proud of their accomplishments, and the power of their stories is compelling. This large coffee table style book (8.5 x 11 inches) contains 416 pages and over 900 photographs. This is an increase of 65 pages and 500 photographs from the first edition in 2005.
We cannot let their labors for a better way go unnoticed. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to understand and appreciate our heritage. One will discover little known facts about Christiansburg:
Book #2: Heroes Among Us: World War II Veterans of Montgomery County and Radford, Virginia
Each day in the U.S., some men and women of the “greatest generation” pass away, and many of them take their stories of their experiences in World War II with them. These stories are lost forever.
The thought of this history being lost to future generations was the genesis for a newly published book titled, “Heroes Among Us: World War II Veterans of Montgomery County and Radford, Virginia.”
Gene Morrell, the author of the book, is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience as a reporter and editor with the News Messenger in Christiansburg and The Southwest Times in Pulaski.
Roy Kanode of Christiansburg did the layout and design and also contributed a number of stories to the book.
The hard-back book has more than 300 pages, and contains about 100 stories of local men and women who served in WWII, along with more than 800 photos, most them never before published.