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  1. Book Notes – The Land We Dreamed

    Book Notes – The Land We Dreamed

    The Land We Dreamed. By Joe Survant.  (2014.  Pp. 133.  $19.95.  Paper. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-4458-0. As our pedigree charts grow backward toward Kentucky’s early settlement days, and as we celebrate the “memory” of those we have never met, the lack of recorded personal experiences becomes glaring. History is full of personal accounts, including those from Kentucky’s earliest days, yet even those extant lack internal dialogue or reflection. If only we could catch a glimpse into the thought life of those who inhabited, explored, or settled Kentucky in the centuries...

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  2. Book Notes – Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy

    Book Notes – Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy

    Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy. By Roger Pickenpaugh.  (2013.  Pp. 320.  $49.95.  Hardcover. Lexington: University of Alabama Press.  Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380. http://www.uapress.ua.edu/) ISBN: 978-0817317836. A follow-up to Pickenpaugh’s earlier publication, Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union (2008), this book uses soldier diaries, newspaper accounts, and military records to tell the story of Confederate prisoner-of-war policies, prison conditions, and the experiences of individual prisoners. Moving chronologically, Pickenpaugh starts in Richmond, Virginia, as prisoners-of-war were transported to the Confederate capital after the first battles of the Civil War, and then discusses the efforts to establish...

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  3. Book Notes – Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

    Book Notes – Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

    Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community. By Douglas A. Boyd.  (2011.  Pp. 220.  $35.00.  Hardcover. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-3408-6. Review By: Mary Clay As a former resident of Craw (‘Craw’ or ‘The Bottom’ – we never called it ‘Crawfish Bottom’), I ran the whole gamut of emotions when I read this book.  I had hoped the book would tell a different story than the one it told.  The first part of the book shows in scholarly detail, using maps, quotes, newspaper accounts, police reports, etc., how Craw gained its...

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  4. Book Notes – Many-Storied House

    Book Notes – Many-Storied House

    Many-Storied House. By George Ella Lyon.  (2013.  Pp. 121.  $19.95.  Paper. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-4261-6. In this newest title by award winning author, George Ella Lyon, readers are transported back through time and family memories by way of poetry. Most Kentucky literature connoisures will recognize Ms. Lyon’s name in association with her long career as a children’s author, which may account for her latest success. Despite the adult or “grown-up” nature of the poetry included in this book, there is a definite feeling of childhood memories throughout. It is...

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