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The Breckinridges of Kentucky

The Breckinridges of Kentucky

by James C. Klotter

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

412 pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813191652
  • Published: June 2006

$35.00

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Across more than six generations -- beginning before the Revolutionary War -- the Breckinridge family has produced a series of notable leaders. These often controversial men and women included a presidential candidate, a U.S. vice president, cabinet members, generals, women's rights advocates, congressmen, editors, reformers, authors, and church leaders. Along with success, the Breckinridges, like other Americans, faced hardship and war, contended with race, lived through difficult family situations -- including a sex scandal -- and encountered personal and political failure. An articulate, opinionated, and frank family, the Breckinridges have left a detailed record that allows us a vivid recreation of the range of American history and society.