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  • Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Editionby Malcolm J. Rohrbough

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 23.75

    The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Kentucky Confederatesby Berry Craig

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00

    During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union under the leadership of Henry Clay, but one part of the state presented a striking exception. The Jackson Purchase -- bounded by the Mississippi River to the west, the Ohio River to the north, and the Tennessee River to the east -- fought hard for separation and secession, and produced... more...

  • Insiders' GuideŽ to Louisvilleby David Domine

    Insider's Guide 2010; US$ 17.99

    David Dominé didn't know what he was getting himself into when he moved to Kentucky in 1993. He had only planned on staying a year, but Louisville, the bustling river city with the split-personality--is it northern or southern?--quickly won him over. It had wonderful restaurants, a vibrant art scene, great architecture, historic neighborhoods and... more...