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  • Kentucky Off the Beaten Path®by Zoe Strecker; Jackie Sheckler Finch

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Go beyond the usual tourist attractions to discover hidden treasures in the Bluegrass State. more...

  • The Millstone Quarries of Powell County, Kentuckyby Charles D. Hockensmith; Donna Neary

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    In the early nineteenth century, mills were ubiquitous, making possible dozens of indispensable items--from the bread served at every meal to the boards used to construct houses and other buildings. Because millstones went through so much daily wear and tear, only certain types of rock formations were suitable for millstone quarries, though they were... more...

  • Insiders' Guide® to Louisvilleby David Domine

    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.99

    A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Louisville is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this storied Kentucky city. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Louisville and its surrounding environs. more...

  • Kentucky Off the Beaten Path®by Zoe Strecker; Jackie Sheckler Finch

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    Go beyond the usual tourist attractions to discover hidden treasures in the Bluegrass State. more...

  • Appalachian Mountain Girlby Rhoda Warren

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    Appalachian Mountain Girl is a sensitive and beautifully written autobiographical account of a childhood in the coalmine district of Depression-era Kentucky. With humor and warmth?but without sentimentality?Rhoda Warren recounts the lives of these mining people whose religion and family values buttressed and sustained them. As a young girl, Rhoda... more...

  • Westward into Kentuckyby Chester Raymond Young

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In his youth Daniel Trabue (1760--1840) served as a Virginia soldier in the Revolutionary War. After three years of service on the Kentucky frontier, he returned home to participate as a sutler in the Yorktown campaign. Following the war he settled in the Piedmont, but by 1785 his yearning to return westward led him to take his family to Kentucky,... more...

  • Agrarian Kentuckyby Thomas D. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    For subsistence farmers in eastern Kentucky, wealthy horse owners in the central Bluegrass, and tobacco growers in Western Kentucky, land was, and continues to be, one of the commonwealth's greatest sources of economic growth. It is also a source of nostalgia for a people devoted to tradition, a characteristic that has significantly influenced Kentucky's... more...

  • Bossism and Reform in a Southern Cityby James Duane Bolin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    William Frederick "Billy" Klair (1875-1937) was the undisputed czar of Lexington, Kentucky, for decades. As political boss in a mid-sized, southern city, he faced problems strikingly similar to those of large cities in the North. As he watched the city grow from a sleepy market town of 16,000 residents to a bustling, active urban center of over 50,000,... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentuckyby Paul A. Tenkotte; James C. Claypool

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine,... more...

  • The History of Pioneer Lexington, 1779-1806by Charles R. Staples

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this study of Kentucky pioneer life, Charles R. Staples creates a colorful record of Lexington's first twenty-seven years. He writes of the establishment of an urban center in the midst of the frontier expansion, and in the process documents Lexington's vanishing history. Staples begins with the settlement of the town, describing its early struggles... more...