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Slender Is the Thread: Tales from a Country Law Office

Caudill, Harry M.

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ISBN 10: 0813116112 / ISBN 13: 9780813116112
Published by University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1987
Used Condition: Fair Hardcover
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1987, ex library stamps, pocket in rear, library bar code in rear, hard cover, slight edgewear, light soiling on outer page edges, d.j. taped to book, d.j. lightly soiled, label taped to spine of d.j., 173 p. Bookseller Inventory # 52085

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Title: Slender Is the Thread: Tales from a Country ...

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Book Type: Ex-Library

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Book by Harry M. Caudill

About the Author:

Harry M. Caudill (1922-1990) grew up in the coal fields of Letcher County, Kentucky, with a zest for history and reading. After being seriously wounded in Italy during World War II, Caudill went to the University of Kentucky Law School and later practiced law in Whitesburg, in Letcher County. He held some local political offices, in addition to a seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Caudill's 1963 book, Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area was and is a very influential work on Eastern Kentucky, affecting local and national government through individuals ranging from President Kennedy to Kentucky governors and Appalachian writers such as Denise Giardina. After retiring from practicing law, Caudill wrote 6 more books, more than 80 articles, and many editorials in the local Whitesburg paper, The Mountain Eagle. He delivered frequent speeches on strip mining and other Eastern Kentucky issues.

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