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Out Of Kentucky Kitchens

by Marion Flexner

Good food is as much a part of the Kentucky heritage as fine horses and bourbon whiskey.

Short of the Glory: The Fall and Redemption of Edward F. Prichard Jr.

by Tracy Campbell

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. thought that he might one day become president.

Heroes and Horses: Tales of the Bluegrass

by Philip Ardery

War hero.

Kentucky Moonshine

by David W. Maurer

" When the first American tax on distilled spirits was established in 1791, violence broke out in Pennsylvania.

The Blue Grass Cook Book

by Minnie C. Fox Introduction by John Fox, Jr. New introduction by Toni Tipton-Martin

African American cooks were not strangers in the kitchens of the Old South, but white southerners often failed to acknowledge their contributions.

The Buzzel About Kentuck: Settling the Promised Land

edited by Craig Thompson Friend

Touted as an American Eden, Kentucky provides one of the most dramatic social histories of early America.

From My Old Kentucky Home to the White House: The Political Journey of Catherine Conner

by Catherine Conner

This lively memoir recounts the story of a determined woman who led a remarkable life in the highest circles of power in both state and national politics.

Kentucky's Best: Fifty Years of Great Recipes

by Linda Allison-Lewis

To many, Kentucky means the greatest thoroughbreds in the world.

The Blue Ribbon Cook Book

by Jennie C. Benedict introduction by Susan Reigler

Jennie C. Benedict’s The Blue Ribbon Cook Book represents the very best in the tradition of southern regional cooking.

The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks

by Susan Reigler photographs by Pam Spaulding

The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks is the one-stop resource for information on great places to view Kentucky’s natural beauty, tour historical sites, golf, camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, rock climb, and enjoy almost any other type of outdoor recreation.

A Concise History of Kentucky

by James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter

Kentucky is most commonly associated with horses, tobacco fields, bourbon, and coal mines.

Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years of Whiskeymaking

by Henry G. Crowgey

Bourbon whiskey is perhaps Kentucky’s most distinctive product.

The Kentucky Mint Julep

by Joe Nickell

The ultimate guide to the quintessential Derby drink!

The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book

by Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler photographs by Pam Spaulding

Interest in bourbon, America’s native spirit and a beverage almost exclusively distilled in Kentucky, has never been greater.

The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook

by Albert W. A. Schmid foreword by Dean Fearing

Once thought to be only the tipple of southern gentlemen and the companion of confederate roughnecks, bourbon has gained a steady resurgence in popularity over the years with an ever-expanding and diverse audience.

The Social History of Bourbon

by Gerald Carson foreword by Mike Veach

The distinctive beverage of the Western world, bourbon is Kentucky’s illustrious gift to the world of spirits.

A History of Education in Kentucky

by William E. Ellis

Kentucky is nationally renowned for horses, bourbon, rich natural resources, and unfortunately, hindered by a deficient educational system.

Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

by Ann K. Ferrell

Once iconic American symbols, tobacco farms are gradually disappearing.

Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

by Michael R. Veach

On May 4, 1964, Congress designated bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States, and it remains the only spirit produced in this country to enjoy such protection.

The Kentucky Barbecue Book

by Wes Berry

Kentucky’s culinary fame may have been built on bourbon and fried chicken, but the Commonwealth has much to offer the barbecue thrill-seeker. The Kentucky Barbecue Book is a feast for readers who are eager to sample the finest fare in the state.

Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry

by James C. Nicholson foreword by Pete Best

A quarter of a million people braved miserable conditions at Epsom Downs on June 2, 1954, to see the 175th running of the prestigious Derby Stakes.

The Old Fashioned: An Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail

by Albert W. A. Schmid foreword by John Peter Laloganes

American tavern owners caused a sensation in the late eighteenth century when they mixed sugar, water, bitters, and whiskey and served the drink with rooster feather stirrers.

Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide

by Susan Reigler photographs by Pam Spaulding

Like wine lovers who dream of traveling to Bordeaux or beer enthusiasts with visions of the breweries of Belgium, bourbon lovers plan their pilgrimages to Kentucky’s bourbon country.

Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

by Berry Craig

During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union under the leadership of Henry Clay, but one part of the state presented a striking exception.

Bourbon Desserts

by Lynn Marie Hulsman

The flavor of bourbon adds flair and sophistication to every occasion.

Hard Times and New Deal in Kentucky: 1929–1939

by George T. Blakey

The Great Depression and the New Deal touched the lives of almost every Kentuckian during the 1930s.

The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries

photographs by Carol Peachee foreword by Jim Gray

Whiskey making has been an integral part of American history since frontier times.

The Manhattan Cocktail: A Modern Guide to the Whiskey Classic

by Albert W. A. Schmid foreword by Bridget Albert

Alongside other classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, the Mint Julep, and the Martini, the Manhattan has been a staple of the sophisticated bar scene since the late nineteenth century.

More Kentucky Bourbon Cocktails

by Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler photographs by Jessica Ebelhar

Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon whiskey is produced in Kentucky, and the drink is as distinctive to the state as Thoroughbred horses and Bluegrass music.

Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide, second edition

by Susan Reigler photographs by Pam Spaulding and Carol Peachee

Like wine lovers who dream of traveling to Bordeaux or beer enthusiasts with visions of the breweries of Belgium, bourbon lovers plan their pilgrimages to Kentucky’s bourbon country.