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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Blue-grass and Rhododendronby Jr. John Fox

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.95

    Serving as tour guide, Fox invites his audience to go with him log rafting down the Kentucky River, bass fishing in the Cumberland Mountains, rabbit hunting in the Bluegrass, and chasing outlaws in the border country of Kentucky and Virginia. Along the route we meet Old South colonels and their ladies, lawless moonshiners and their shy daughters,... more...

  • What My Heart Wants To Tellby Verna Mae Slone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 15.00

    "God knew that it would take brave and sturdy people to survive in these beautiful but rugged hills. So He sent us His very strongest men and women." So begins the heartwarming story of Verna Mae and her father, Isom B. ""Kitteneye"" Slone, an extradordinay personal family history set in the hills around Caney Creek in Knott County, Kentucky. more...

  • My Father, Daniel Booneby Neal O. Hammon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 17.95

    One of the most famous figures of the American frontier, Daniel Boone clashed with the Shawnee and sought to exploit the riches of a newly settled region. Despite Boone's fame, his life remains wrapped in mystery.The Boone legend, which began with the publication of John Filson's The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boone and continued through modern... more...

  • Kentucky Place Namesby Robert M. Rennick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    " From the wealth of place names in Kentucky, Rennick has selected those of some 2,000 communities and post offices. These places are usually the largest, the best known, or the most important as well as those with unusual or inherently interesting names. Including perhaps one-fourth of all such places known in the state, the names were chosen as... more...

  • Bloody Breathittby T.R.C. Hutton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America's most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence in Breathitt County, Kentucky. From the Reconstruction period until the early twentieth century, Breathitt's 500 square miles of rugged... more...

  • From Red Hot to Monkey's Eyebrowby Robert M. Rennick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 15.00

    " Of course you'll find Paradise in Kentucky, but it's only one of the many unusual place names in the Commonwealth. Meeting these names for the first time, visitors and residents alike assume that some clever or funny stories lie behind them. So they ask, how did Elkhorn Creek get its name? Were the roads to Red River really Hell each way? Did bugs... more...