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THE KENTUCKY (AUTOGRAPHED)

Clark, Thomas D.

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ISBN 10: 0813117267 / ISBN 13: 9780813117263
Editorial: University Press of Kentucky, New York, 1992
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Black Swan Books, Inc. (Lexington, KY, Estados Unidos de America)

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This is the "Bicentennial Edition" with a new chapter by Dr. Clark. Autographed "Best Wishes Thomas D. Clark" on the title page. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings by John A. Spelman III and maps. The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover and is not clipped. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. The dust jacket has some minor creasing. Fine condition in fine dust jacket. A volume in the Rivers of America series. ; Rivers of America; Black-and-white illustrations and maps; 8vo.; 431 pages; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 38523

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Título: THE KENTUCKY (AUTOGRAPHED)

Editorial: University Press of Kentucky, New York

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Illustrated by John A. Spelman, III

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition Thus.

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From its origins in the Cumberland Mountains to its entry into the Ohio, the Kentucky River flows through two areas that have made Kentucky known throughout the world―the mountains in the eastern part of the state and the Bluegrass in its center. In The Kentucky, Thomas D. Clark paints a rich panorama of history and life along the river, peopled with the famous and infamous, ordinary folk and legendary characters. It is a canvas distinctly emblematic of the American experience.

The Kentucky was first published in 1942 as part of the "Rivers of America" series and has long been out of print. Reissued in this new enlarged edition, it brings back to life a distinguished contribution to Kentuckiana and is itself a historical document. In his new conclusion for this edition, Dr. Clark discusses some of the tremendous changes that have taken place since the book's initial publication.

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From its origins in the Cumberland Mountains to its entry into the Ohio, the Kentucky River flows through two areas that have made Kentucky known throughout the world--the dark, remote mountains in the eastern part of the state and the lush, rolling Bluegrass in its center. In this book Thomas Clark has painted a rich panorama of history and life along the river, peopled with the famous and infamous, ordinary folk and legendary characters. It is a canvas distinctly emblematic of the American experience. In the beginnings were occasional European explorers, John Swift's fabulous silver lode, and the lonely outpost of Boonesborough. As later romantic figures of the state, the mountaineer vied with the planter. The Kentucky belle Sally Ward is played against the fiery abolitionist Cassius Clay, the simple life of the Shakers against the blithe amusements of Graham's Springs. In these pages are mountain funerals and moonshining and the log runs that recaptured briefly the rowdy days of the earlier keelboat trade to New Orleans. And what account of Kentucky would be complete without notice of its contentious and confounding politics, its fleet horses, and its bountiful food? All these and more are portrayed here in Clark's fond yet shrewd story of the Kentucky River. The Kentucky was first published in 1942 in the "Rivers of America" series and has long been out of print. Reissued in this new enlarged edition for commemoration of the Commonwealth's bicentennial, it brings back to life a distinguished contribution to Kentuckiana and is itself a historical document of a past time. In his new conclusion for this edition, Clark suggests some of the tremendous changes that have taken place sincethe book's initial publication.

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Established in 1984, Black Swan Books is housed in building constructed in 1912. Our 3,000 square feet of floor space is filled with well organized shelves devoted to Kentuckiana, Horses, Military History, Literature, Poetry,Art, Americana, European and British History and Children's books etc. Our books are selected for condition as well as content. Many of our titles reflect the fact that we are located only a couple of blocks from the University of Kentucky. Our shop is pictured in Southern Writers, has been written up on the New York Times blog. and was used in a program produced for National Public Television. We have hosted readings as well as book signings of many regional authors, including Wendell Berry (of whom we have a large inventory)& Bobbie Ann Mason. E-mail us to be placed on our mailing list.

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