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"This well-written and judiciously illustrated history does not read like a normal historical work. A New History of Kentucky provides an enjoyable sojourn through Kentucky without the driving expense."―Bowling Green Daily News
"Harrison and Klotter have . . . established a model for other state histories."―Indiana Magazine of History
"The writing is clear, crisp, and exciting. . . . The arrangement and topic selection throughout is especially good. Everything from county politics to music is treated with an eye for topical conciseness and uniform, lyrical, precision."―Journal of American History
"Will be 'the book' to read about Kentucky for many years to come by the general reader and scholar alike."―Journal of Southern History
"It deserves to be called our state's new definitive history. Best of all, its readable style will please the broad general audience of citizens and students for whom this book is intended."―Lexington Herald Leader
"An invaluable guide to the forces that have shaped the state's history and the patterns in that history that will well serve the needs of those who, in the new century and in the new millennium, recognize the truth in the words 'the past is prologue."―Louisville Courier Journal
"The authors pay much attention to detail without overwhelming their readers in minutiae. They invite one to experience and appreciate the Commonwealth and share their passion for its history. The honest, clear accounts describe a story that is rich, and brilliant, as well as sinister."―Northern Kentucky Heritage
"This book reveals what the writing of state history can be. I wish Ohio had a history like this one."―Ohio History
"The people of Kentucky (and all persons interested in the Bluegrass state) now have a 'new history' that incorporates the findings of the last generation of historical research and writing."―Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"A work that is both enjoyable and utilitarian; something not always achieved in works of this kind. . . From the earliest settlers to the recent reforms in Kentucky government and education, topics are arranged to both inform and enlighten the reader about the nature of the Commonwealth's history."―Southern Historian
"The book is a welcome synthesis of old and new research on the region, especially in political and economic history."―The Filson Club Historical Quarterly
""This book is a useful guide in a convenient and well-written format.""―John Hennen, Ohio History
""Students would love this information to be presented in the classroom. Trivia buffs should love the variety of factoids to be gleaned. Kentuckians and those whose family pedigree includes ancestors from the state will take pride in the work. The history of Kentucky is interesting and intriguing. The Klotters have ensured their book is the same.""―Linda Lee, Armchair Interviews
An interesting and informative book for anyone that loves history, especially of Kentucky.
It's amazing how comprehensive a history book can be in only 500 pages. Read more
Well written, interesting read, clever; great buy... It arrived quickly and in excellent condition.Published 3 months ago by Timothy J. Brownlee
I bought this as a gift, the person I bought it for told me they are enjoying it.Published 4 months ago by Joann. M. Miletto
good info and reminders with this book. Bought to share with Grandchildren
came as describe. very good condition.
Interesting and filled with seldom known facts. Perhaps people who grew up in "Ken tuck" already know these things, but the people who just watch the Derby every year will... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Arthur S. Loughry
A New History of Kentucky did not have the information that I was looking for but with that said, the book itself was in perfect condition. Received in a timely manner.Published 19 months ago by Marrella Sue Hale
My bro lives in KY - he reads a lot and is up in years now. I wanted to give him something different from political stuff. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer