Welcome to Stan Cromlish Books which is also the site where you can learn more about Stan, the author.  This site will contain various writings about Belmont, North Carolina and United States history. My hope is that you will enjoy the little-known facts about Belmont, North Carolina since the town I grew up in has changed from a predominantly textile manufacturing town to one that is known as a quiet bedroom community of Charlotte and one of the fastest growing towns in the region. I hope through my writings about the history to teach people that the town of today was shaped and built by previous generations and their forward-thinking ideas.

As an author, I do meticulous research on the books that I write.  My work in progress is a two book series on the History of Belmont during the Great Depression and World War II. My research will include books about the period that delve into the government structure, people, and businesses that made up the town of Belmont during this period. I will also use contemporary accounts from the newspapers of the time that is available from the area. The first book will cover the Great Depression from 1929 to 1941, and the second book will cover World War II from 1941 to 1947.  The working title is “Belmont, NC – A Small Town Overcomes Adversity”.

I hope you enjoy and will engage with me to help fill in the blanks of the history of Belmont, NC and the United States, or to question my findings of the research. I look forward to hearing from you with questions, concerns, or ideas.

As a self-published author, I will be happy to answer any questions you might have on how to become a self-published author or how to layout a book using Adobe In-Design.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and learn more about the History of Belmont.

Recent Ramblings

Currently Published Works

The Grandfather I Never Knew: The Early Years – 1915 to 1945

The Johnson Family Chronicles: Changing Currents ~ Changing Tides (Volume 1)