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This Place We Call Home: A History of Clark County, Indiana (Quarry Books) Hardcover – October 19, 2007
"Carl E. Kramer provides readers with a model county history.... He brings together in one person and one volume the outsider and the insider—the historian who objectively and carefully studies the past using the best sources available and the writer who knows and loves his home community." —from the foreword by James H. Madison(from the foreword by James H. Madison)
"An excellent example of what a county history can be. It is well-written, well-researched, and its assertions are backed with proper evidence and citations. Kramer draws connections to important events in Indiana history as well as to events in the Louisville area that had major impacts on the development of the county. As such, he makes a major contribution to the history of southern Indiana." —Indiana Magazine of History(Indiana Magazine of History 2008-01-00)
About the Author
Carl E. Kramer is Vice President of Kramer Associates and an adjunct lecturer at Indiana University Southeast.
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Top customer reviews
The book has tremendous value especially for public libraries and serious historian-students of the great Hoosier State, or of Southern Indiana.
The notes are excellent as is the bibliography. There are fortunately a lot of interesting pictures to take in.
For 500+ pages of text the book moves along briskly without getting too bogged down on any given subject. It's a macro treatment of the history of Clark County.
Great resource for high school students especially.
However, it is not perfect. Many topics I feel should be mentioned, as a local historian of said region that the book covered, were either totally ignored (Green Tree and what it meant to Clarksville's growth) or desperately needed more than simple hard-to-find sentence or two in passing (Tunnel Mill, Camp Joe Holt). One could do another book, although granted not nearly as big, just on the major places that needed more attention than Kramer spent on them. An appendix listing the various mayors of Jeffersonville would have been quite a plus.
All in all, I enjoyed this book, and find it a handy reference. I just wish a few more things were present.