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Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers

by William Lynwood Montell

In an educational era defined by large school campuses and overcrowded classrooms, it is easy to overlook the era of one-room schools, when teachers filled every role, including janitor, and provided a familylike atmosphere in which children also learned from one another.

Tales from Tennessee Lawyers

by William Lynwood Montell

Perhaps no one has keener insight into human nature than the small-town trial lawyer.

Tales from Kentucky Lawyers

by William Lynwood Montell

“A woman was sitting on the witness stand, and the lawyer asked her, ‘Did you, or did you not, on the night of June 23rd have sex with a hippie on the back of a motorcycle in a peach orchard?

Tales from Kentucky Doctors

by William Lynwood Montell

The nearly 350 humorous, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic accounts presented in William Lynwood Montell’s latest book, Tales from Kentucky Doctors, offer an unusual perspective on the culture and tradition of Kentucky health-care practice.

Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

by William Lynwood Montell

A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race.

Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes

by William Lynwood Montell

In Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, William Lynwood Montell has collected stories and reminiscences from funeral home directors and embalmers across the state.

Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs

by William Lynwood Montell

Following the success of his collections of stories from funeral directors, schoolteachers, doctors, and lawyers, folklorist William Lynwood Montell presents a new volume of tales from Kentucky sheriffs.

Tales from Kentucky Nurses

by William Lynwood Montell

From frontier times to the present day, Kentucky nurses have served with intelligence and energy, always ensuring that their patients received the best available care.

Singing The Glory Down: Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky, 1900-1990

by William Lynwood Montell

In Singing the Glory Down, William Lynwood Montell contributes to a fuller understanding of twentieth-century American culture by examining the complex relationships between gospel music and the culture of the nineteen-county study area in which this music has flourished for a hundred years.

Kentucky Folk Architecture

by William Lynwood Montell and Michael L. Morse

A concise and amply illustrated introduction to Kentucky folk structures--log cabins, houses, cribs, and barns--that should be treasured as irreplaceable expressions of the cultural values of the Commonwealth's past.

Killings: Folk Justice in the Upper South

by William Lynwood Montell

The “State Line Country” of this book is a rugged area of small farms on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky

by William Lynwood Montell

Kentucky has a rich legacy of ghostly visitations.

Kentucky Ghosts

by William Lynwood Montell

" Headless visions—howls and moans—ghostly ladies dressed in black and white—a fiddling spirit dancing on the road.

Ghosts across Kentucky

by William Lynwood Montell

"Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields.

Ghosts of the Bluegrass

by James McCormick and Macy Wyatt foreword by William Lynwood Montell

In Ghosts of the Bluegrass, James McCormick and Macy Wyatt present stories of Kentucky ghosts past and present.