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Book Review: The Lost State Of Franklin

The Lost State Of Franklin:  America’s First Secession, by Kevin T. Barksdale I have to admit that I liked this book, but not as much as I had hoped to.  One of the aspects of this book that is important … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis, by J.D. Vance Intriguingly enough, I first became familiar with this book through a large volume of leftist rants that sought to tear this book apart.  Finding the attempted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Three Minutes, Please

Just Three Minutes, Please:  Thinking Out Loud On Public Radio, by Michael Blumenthal This is the sort of book that raises questions of why the government funds mouthbreathers like this author to be on the radio.  The only positive quality … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appalachian Reckoning

Appalachian Reckoning:  A Region Responds To HIllbilly Elegy, edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll This book would be more accurately subtitled:  A region’s progressives whine about Hillbilly Elegy.  That’s what this book is:  400 pages of mostly whining essays … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Appalachians

The Appalachians:  America’s First And Last Frontier, edited by Mari-Lynn Evans, Robert Santelli, and Holly George-Warren I have noticed something very striking recently in reading a lot of books about Appalachia, and that is the way that writers on Appalachia … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appalachian Legacy

Appalachian Legacy, by Shelby Lee Adams This is a powerful book of black and white photographs taken over a long time in rural Appalachian Kentucky.  A book like this, and its images, serves as a test of the mindset of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appalachian Cooking

Appalachian Cooking:  New & Traditional Recipes, by John Tullock One of the lesser known parts of my background is that I was born to a farming family in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Western Pennsylvania and that my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Victuals

Victuals, by Ronni Lundy The title of this book should be pronounced “vittles,” and this book is a very fascinating effort at someone to attempt to signal that the writer belongs to a given community while also seeking to subvert … Continue reading

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