One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country side, and even provide mileage for the drives.
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'The great series of WPA state guides played a vital role half a century ago introducing America to itself, and The Kentucky guide remains to this day a vivid and instructive report on the sights and folkways of the Bluegrass State.' -Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.About the Author:
Thomas D. Clark (1903?2005) was appointed Kentucky Historian Laureate for life in 1990 by the Kentucky General Assembly. He was author or editor of thirty-two books, publishing his last, The People's House: Governor's Mansions of Kentucky, at the age of ninety-nine.
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Book Description University Press of Kentucky, U.S.A., 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky. Facsimile reprint of the original 1939 edition. Edited by F. Kevin Simon. Foreword by Thomas D. Clark. Bookseller Inventory # 32078
Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110813119979
Book Description University Press of Kentucky. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0813119979 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1358615
Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0813119979