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Riassunto: The Kentucky Encyclopedia's 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today's headlines, recording Kentuckians' achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science, and sports. Biographical sketches portray all of Kentucky's governors and U.S. senators, as well as note congressmen and state and local politicians. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in the lives of such figures as Carry Nation, Henry Clay, Louis Brandeis, and Alben Barkley. The commonwealth's high range from writers Harriette Arnow and Jesse Stuart, reformers Laura Clay and Mary Breckinridge, and civil rights leaders Whitney Young, Jr., and Georgia Powers, to sports figures Muhammad Ali and Adolph Rupp and entertainers Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, and the Everly Brothers. Entries describe each county and county seat and each community with a population above 2,500. Broad overview articles examine such topics as agriculture, segregation, transportation, literature, and folklife. Frequently misunderstood aspects of Kentucky's history and culture are clarified and popular misconceptions corrected. The facts on such subjects as mint juleps, Fort Knox, Boone's coonskin cap, the Kentucky hot brown, and Morgan's Raiders will settle many an argument. For both the researcher and the more casual reader, this collection of facts and fancies about Kentucky and Kentuckians will be an invaluable resource.
From Library Journal:
From bluegrass to bourbon to basketball, Kentucky celebrates its bicentennial in 1992. The Kentucky Encyclopedia is a fitting tribute to 200 years of statehood--a major accomplishment and a model reference volume. The book includes over 2000 entries spanning the history, politics, economy, arts, recreation, and biography of the state. Far more than history, the encyclopedia documents all aspects of the evolution of Kentucky. The entries range from a brief paragraph to several pages (coal mining, tobacco, and caves). The work of over 500 contributors, the volume leaves few Kentucky stones unturned. The arrangement is alphabetical, and cross references are indicated in small capitals within an entry. Bibliographic notes are added for many entries, and entries are signed unless they were written by the staff of the volume. A 15-page overview of Kentucky emphasizing the 20th century introduces the entries. After hours of scanning the encyclopedia for errors, only a handful of mistakes were identified, and those were minor. The Kentucky Encyclopedia is highly recommended.
-Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: The Kentucky Encyclopedia
Casa editrice: UNIV PR OF KENTUCKY
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Used book with normal wear and tear and may contain writing. Stock photo may be different from actual book cover. Please feel free to contact us for additional photos or details about this item. International Customers: Items over 3 lbs may incur additional shipping charges. Codice libro della libreria mon0000959788
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0813117720 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE. Codice libro della libreria Z0813117720Z2
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Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 0813117720GOA
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. 3rd prtg w/very clean, bright covers/contents. DJ crisp, glossy w/mild wear (no tears) . ; Codice libro della libreria 30069
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine+. 1080 pp; Book has no names, pages clean and white. DJ has only light shelf wear, nice and bright. Codice libro della libreria 302180
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1080 pp; Excellent book in pictoral covers in lieu of a dust jacket. Purchased directly from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria 303973
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Second Printing. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Illustrated endpapers (map of Kentucky counties). xxxiv + 1035 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. Codice libro della libreria 338742