Kentucky

Author: Andrew Santella
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531248850
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Kentucky. Describes the history, geography, ecology, people, economy, cities, and sights of the state of Kentucky, and includes ideas for classroom assignments.

Ghosts Of Old Louisville

Author: David Domine
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813174546
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Ghosts Of Old Louisville. Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, is the third-largest National Preservation District in the United States and the largest Victorian-era neighborhood in the country. Beneath the balconies and terraces of the district's Gothic, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts mansions, current residents trade riveting stories about their historic homes. Many of these tales defy rational explanation. When David Dominé moved into one of these houses, he dismissed local rumors of a resident poltergeist named Lucy. However, before long, unnerving, disembodied footsteps and mysterious odors caused him to flee his home in the middle of the night. Since that night, David Dominé not only embraced the possibility of supernatural phenomenon but also turned it into a popular tour series and best-selling collection of books, which have brought new attention to this iconic neighborhood. The book that launched the guided tours, Ghosts of Old Louisville, introduced readers to the hauntingly beautiful Lady of the Stairs and the Widow Hoag, who waits eternally near Fountain Court for a lost child who will never return. These tales of things that go bump in the night not only reveal why Old Louisville is considered the "most haunted neighborhood in America," but also help to preserve this historically and architecturally significant community.

Jayber Crow

Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582436894
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Jayber Crow. Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with "Old Grit," his profound professor of New Testament Greek. "You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have to live them out—perhaps a little at a time." "And how long is that going to take?" "I don't know. As long as you live, perhaps." "That could be a long time." "I will tell you a further mystery," he said. "It may take longer." Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair gives him a perfect perch from which to listen, to talk, and to see, as life spends itself all around. In this novel full of remarkable characters, he tells his story that becomes the story of his town and its transcendent membership.

Ohio

Author: Darlene R. Stille
Publisher: Childrens Pr
ISBN:
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Ohio. Describes the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of the state of Ohio.

8 4

Author: Peter Hernon
Publisher: Garrett County Press
ISBN: 1891053620
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8 4. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is 140 miles, stretching across five states. In 1811 and 1812 enormous earthquakes erupted along this zone, effecting 24 states, creating lakes in Tennessee and causing the Mississippi River to run backward. In Peter Hernon’s 8.4 the New Madrid awakens, threatening the country with systematic collapse in a chillingly plausible case of history repeating itself. It’s up to a team of scientists to stop the impending destruction, working against nature, time and a horrifying, human-made conspiracy.

America The Beautiful

Author: Katharine Lee Bates
Publisher: Boswell Publishing
ISBN: 9780971554702
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America The Beautiful. An illustrated edition of the nineteenth-century poem, later set to music, celebrating the beauty of America.