July 3, 1992
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The Kentucky

From its origins in the Cumberland Mountains to its entry into the Ohio, the Kentucky River flows through two areas that have made Kentucky known throughout the world—the mountains in the eastern part of the state and the Bluegrass in its center. In The Kentucky, Thomas D. Clark paints a rich panorama of history and life along the river, peopled with the famous and infamous, ordinary folk and legendary characters. It is a canvas distinctly emblematic of the American experience.

The Kentucky was first published in 1942 as part of the "Rivers of America" series and has long been out of print. Reissued in this new enlarged edition, it brings back to life a distinguished contribution to Kentuckiana and is itself a historical document. In his new conclusion for this edition, Dr. Clark discusses some of the tremendous changes that have taken place since the book's initial publication.

About the Author

Thomas D. Clark, a distinguished historian, has published widely on Kentucky and southern history.


"Clark is the consummate gentleman scholar, with prose that flows as smoothly as this enchanting river."—Southern Seen

9780813117263 : the-kentucky-clark
464 Pages
$30.00 USD

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