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Growing Up Hard in Harlan County

Growing Up Hard in Harlan County

by G. C. Jones

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

192 pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813190808
  • Published: February 2004

$19.95

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G.C. "Red" Jones's classic memoir of growing up in rural eastern Kentucky during the Depression is a story of courage, persistence, and eventual triumph. His priceless and detailed recollections of hardscrabble farming, of the impact of Prohibition on an individualistic people, of the community-destroying mine wars of "Bloody Harlan," and of the drastic dislocations brought by World War II are essential to understanding this seminal era in Appalachian history.