Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $3.12 (13%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by BookBusterz
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A good, clean ex library issue hardback with a few usual marks has clean, previously protected, dust jacket. No other imperfections to text/pages. A very good spine and corners condition.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A History of Kentucky Hardcover – December 1, 1992


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, December 1, 1992
"Please retry"
$21.83
$18.39 $6.95

Frequently Bought Together

A History of Kentucky + The Kentucky Encyclopedia
Price for both: $54.56

Buy the selected items together
  • The Kentucky Encyclopedia $32.73

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 531 pages
  • Publisher: J. Stuart Foundation; Edition Unstated edition (December 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945084307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945084303
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 5.6 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #997,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 65 people found the following review helpful By boniferd@lindsey.edu on March 23, 1999
Although this book was published more than 60 years ago -- and has been updated several times since then -- it is THE PLACE to begin if you are curious about Kentucky's fascinating -- and often tragic -- history. Although "A New History of Kentucky" is more current and is quite good, Clark's book is essential for understanding the Bluegrass State and how it has evolved. Clark's book also gives you a deeper appreciation of "A New History" and helps you understand some of the finer points of that book as well. Clark is a first-rate historian, but he also is a wonderful story-teller as well. He weaves a compelling story about Kentucky as a place full of optimism, corruption, idealism and missed opportunity. He captures some of the commonwealth's more colorful figures without deifying anyone or losing focus. Trying to understand Kentucky without reading Clark is not unlike trying to comprehend Rome without reading Gibbon or England without reading Churchill.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Rob on October 30, 2008
Verified Purchase
I agree with the previous reviewer. This is a great starting point for someone interested in Kentucky history and definitely a "read before" reading "A New Kentucky History". It lays the foundation concerning the earliest portions of Kentucky history and really helped me understand the beginnings of my adopted home state. I would not have enjoyed A New Kentucky History nearly as much had I not read this book first. Well written and engrossing, a definite must have for anyone interested in the Bluegrass State. Yes, I know it's really a Commonwealth :)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By stopF451 on December 28, 2012
I grew up in Kentucky but now live in California. Dr. Clark was my history professor at the University of Kentucky in the 1960s. He was one of the most interesting teachers I encountered. This book was the textbook but he supplemented it with his engrossing lectures. He also made attendance in his class an absolute prerequisite for obtaining a passing grade. We had to write a paper in order to complete the course and I did a massive history of the Louisville, KY Courier-Journal that found me in the library microfilm department reading newspapers from the late 1700s. Kentucky has a rich and much misunderstood history and being a "border state" there was a ratio of 2-1 in favor of the North regarding men fighting in the Civil War. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to further research the state's history. Dr. Clark lived to be at least 100 years old and toward the end of his life, our Alumni Association magazine did a long feature article on him.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. McCann on December 25, 2012
Verified Purchase
I knew this book was dated when I ordered it so I got what I expected. I purchased it specifically for the purpose of understanding some of the perceptions of Kentucky (and Kentuckians) during the time it was written. I had hoped for more information on the pre-settlement history so was a bit disappointed on that front. I'm still searching for something told by the perspectives of American Indians about pre-settlement/pre-"frontier" times...if you have suggestions, please share. The Clark book was fine for what it was intended to do, but don't expect to get an "honest" and "unbiased" report from reading it. It largely deals with the political aspects of Kentucky's formation as a state. For a history pre-dating that, you'll need to keep searching.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By joyce carneal on September 27, 2013
Verified Purchase
Dr Clarks History of Kentucky is informative and a very easy read. He loved his adopted state and gave much back.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?