Author: Andrew Santella
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531248850
Size: 40.62 MB
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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.


Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531229163
Size: 30.70 MB
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Arizona. This introduction to Arizona bursts with fascinating facts, up-to-date statistics, glorious full-color photographs, and unusual lists. It features charts, graphs, maps, timelines, traceable state symbols, a travel guide, a project room packed with ideas for classroom assignments, a biographical dictionary, weird laws, and content-area vocabulary words.


Author: Darlene R. Stille
Publisher: Childrens Pr
Size: 60.52 MB
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Ohio. Describes the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of the state of Ohio.

The Struggle

Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781616260897
Size: 30.56 MB
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The Struggle. When Timothy Fisher decides to move his wife, Hannah, and daughter, Mindy, to Christian County, Kentucky, where two of his brothers now reside, Hannah is very reluctant to leave her Amish home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Original.

How Kentucky Became Southern

Author: Maryjean Wall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081313952X
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How Kentucky Became Southern. The conflicts of the Civil War continued long after the conclusion of the war: jockeys and Thoroughbreds took up the fight on the racetrack. A border state with a shifting identity, Kentucky was scorned for its violence and lawlessness and struggled to keep up with competition from horse breeders and businessmen from New York and New Jersey. As part of this struggle, from 1865 to 1910, the social and physical landscape of Kentucky underwent a remarkable metamorphosis, resulting in the gentile, beautiful, and quintessentially southern Bluegrass region of today. In her debut book, How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders, former turf writer Maryjean Wall explores the post--Civil War world of Thoroughbred racing, before the Bluegrass region reigned supreme as the unofficial Horse Capital of the World. Wall uses her insider knowledge of horse racing as a foundation for an unprecedented examination of the efforts to establish a Thoroughbred industry in late-nineteenth-century Kentucky. Key events include a challenge between Asteroid, the best horse in Kentucky, and Kentucky, the best horse in New York; a mysterious and deadly horse disease that threatened to wipe out the foal crops for several years; and the disappearance of African American jockeys such as Isaac Murphy. Wall demonstrates how the Bluegrass could have slipped into irrelevance and how these events define the history of the state. How Kentucky Became Southern offers an accessible inside look at the Thoroughbred industry and its place in Kentucky history.

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.