Three Kentucky Tragedies

Three Kentucky Tragedies

New Books for New Readers

by Richard Taylor

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

64 pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813109077
  • Published: November 1991



Here are three tragedies from early Kentucky history: the defeat of a small army of Kentuckians by Indians at Blue Licks in 1782, the murder of a slave by two of Thomas Jefferson's nephews in western Kentucky in 1807, and the bizarre Beauchamp-Sharp murder in Frankfort in 1825. Taylor mixes history with good storytelling and a look at how human shortcomings sometimes lead to ruin.