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Kentucky: Decades of Discord, 1865-1900

TAPP, Hambleton, and KLOTTER, James C.

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ISBN 10: 0916968057 / ISBN 13: 9780916968052
Published by The Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, 1977
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Small 4to. Red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 553pp. Illustrations. Fine/very good. Mild bit of jacket edgewear. A superb, tight first edition bearing a choice autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed from Tapp, 1p, 8½" X 11", Lexington, KY, 1960 December 5. Addressed to noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. On pictorial letterhead of the Kentucky Civil War Centennial Commission, which cites Tapp as chairman, Tapp writes to this officer of the New York City Civil War Round Table (who'd asked what Tapp had been up to), "The letterhead will answer your question. Something should have been sent sooner giving information about the Kentucky Civil War Centennial." Signed simply "Ham" in blue ballpoint. Tapp (1922-92) was a noted and prolific author and editor of Kentucky histories as well as chairman of the Kentucky Civil War Centennial Commission. Bookseller Inventory # 34676

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Title: Kentucky: Decades of Discord, 1865-1900

Publisher: The Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The most thorough and ambitious study yet made of this significant and turbulent period in Kentucky's history. Over 70 pictures and maps recreate the atmosphere of the times.

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Hambleton Tapp of Versailles received his education at the University of Kentucky (Ph. D. 1950). He wrote and edited numerous books and articles on Kentucky history. James C. Klotter, State Historian and professor of history at Georgetown College, is the author and editor of several books, including A New History of Kentucky , History Mysteries , Our Kentucky , Kentucky: Land of Tomorrow , Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox , William Goebbel , and Faces of Kentucky.

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