Author Believes Book Is An 'Objective Account'


Brevard author Brian M. du Toit has written a new book, "Ecusta And The Legacy Of Harry H. Straus," about the paper mill that for decades was the economic heart and soul of Brevard and Transylvania County.

The book goes in depth not only on the plant and its leadership but also the hardworking people that shaped its history.

The mill opened in 1939 under the leadership of a German immigrant, Harry H. Straus, rose to great heights, and then fell into decline and closed in 2002.

The author cites numerous sources in his book, including news reports from The Transylvania Times, The New York Tim...

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