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FOLK LEGENDS: LET ME TELL YOU A STORY

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A collection of autobiographical short stories that entertain with humor and a little bit of seriousness. The stories about Play Marbles, Mumbly Peg, Thumbing to Nowhere and Bicycling Down Pound Mountain, amusingly illustrate some forms of entertainment for a young boy growing up in the Appalachians in the 40's and 50's. Picking Apples, Tough Old Rooster and Hoeing In the Garden with his mom treat a young boy's tasks in a lighthearted and funny manner. The stories about his tour in Vietnam are a different approach to a combat situation. Most of the stories are about the amusing things that happened to the author while serving there. These stories will keep you entertained with a lot of chuckles and a lot of "that sure does bring back memories".

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FOLK LEGENDS: SPIRITS OF NORTH FORK

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Two cousins reminiscence, through letters, about their families and growing up in the rural southwestern Virginia area called North Fork of the Pound

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FOLK LEGENDS: SUCCESS IN HILL COUNTRY

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Success in Hill Country is a collection of oral histories told by entrepreneurs, artists, educators, doctors and athletes who have realized their dreams. From an NFL veteran coached by Vince Lombardi to a bestselling novelist, their journeys to success are as varied as the pieces of a patchwork quilt. Binding them together is the collective belief in the power of the mind to overcome obstacles and the early influence of a mountain culture that inspired their drive to succeed. “Amy Clark has collected riveting success stories from the largely misunderstood region of the United States that produced Napoleon Hill, one of the bestselling motivational writers of all time. The people in these pages show the powerful connection between their cultural heritage and the values and principles that guided them to success. No matter where you’re from, this book will inspire you.” --Sharon Lechter, Annotator of Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil and coauthor of Three Feet From Gold and Rich Dad, Poor Dad books “It turns out that the mountains of southwest Virginia are not only beautiful, they have brains. Dr. Amy Clark has done us all a great service, by going to the best and brightest of our hills and tapping their infinite powers of faith, ambition and belief, to show us all a better way to live. Brava, Amy!” --Adriana Trigiani, bestselling novelist of the Big Stone Gap series “When I was growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia during the Great Depression, I dreamed the impossible dream of becoming a writer. In time I found heroes like Thomas Wolfe, John Fox Jr, and Jesse Stuart who inspired me. In her interviews with folks who have achieved success in every area from sports to medicine, from writing to education, Amy Clark’s stories will inspire the reader to achieve his or her dreams. As a proud son of the ‘hill country’ who has achieved a degree of success, I recommend this book with enthusiasm and admiration.” --Earl Hamner, novelist and creator of the beloved television series The Waltons

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FOLK LEGENDS: SWIFT: THE STRANGE CASE OF JONATHAN SWIFT

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AND THE REAL LONG JOHN SILVER BY ROBERT PRATHER: A real Long John Silver? Could this most famous of fictional pirates be actually based on the life of a real man? And could that man be one Jonathan Swift of Alexandria, Virginia, an enigmatic merchant whose legendary silver mines have enticed and eluded treasure hunters for over two centuries? From ancient maps, documents and charts, to personal diaries and secret Masonic archives, author Robert Prather boldly delves into both the mystery and legend of Swift, as well as the probable connections with Robert Louis Stevenson s classic adventure, Treasure Island. Filled with intrigue, deception, murder, cryptic codes and buried treasure, this provocative look into a fascinating segment of literary and American history will ready even the casual reader to set sail for plunder and riches.

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FOLK LEGENDS: SWIFT'S SILVER MINE

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Of all the myths, legends, and stories, one man’s hidden treasure stands above the rest. Jonathan Swift’s lost silver mines have been woven into legend and passed from one generation to the next for more than 230 years. Beginning with an Introduction by the late Michael Paul Henson, nationally known treasure expert, this comprehensive volume explores the legend of this enigmatic character who mined the mountains of Appalachia from 1761 until 1769. Unable to remove his entire cache of silver when he left the region, Swift hid much of his treasure in the mines. When he returned in the late 1700s to retrieve the secret caches, he was unable to locate them. During this time, copies of a journal kept by Swift (giving directions and clues to the hidden stashes) were sold and/or given away. Steely has collected and compared legends from across the region, found maps and old journals, and compiled all the information in this interesting, organized book for treasure hunters and historians. Drawing upon treasure lore from the Shawnee, Cherokee, Spanish, French, and Melungeons, this work spans Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and Alabama.

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FOLK LEGENDS: THE TALE OF THE DEVIL

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The Tale of the Devil is the story of the legendary Devil Anse Hatfield, beginning with his childhood in frontier Appalachia, describing his Civil War days as a noted Confederate soldier, giving a richly detailed background into just who this man was and from where he came. Then this handsome 320-page hardbound edition gives readers a captivating and enlightening bird's-eye view of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, the killings, and the post-feud years when the shooting subsided. "Now the story the real account of my great-grandfather, Devil Anse Hatfield, can be told, without exaggeration or fable," Dr. Coleman C. Hatfield said recently from his home in Stollings, WV. "My father, Coleman A. Hatfield, the son of Cap Hatfield, spent the majority of his adult life researching Hatfield and McCoy feud history. Besides being a Logan attorney, he was a gifted writer and researcher in his own right. He kept meticulous journals and audiotapes throughout his life about his historical findings, before passing away in 1970. In addition to his research, Dad remembered and recounted many of the stories and tall tales that he personally heard Devil Anse and his wife, Levicy, tell the grandchildren through the years. "Unfortunately, my father never got to see his dream that of publishing his own scholarly account of Hatfield and McCoy history fulfilled. But now, after all these years, this volume, The Tale Of The Devil, reflects my father's findings, my own lifelong research of Hatfield facts, and the exhaustive work of journalist and historian Robert Y. Spence. It was quite an undertaking and the 320 pages represent many years of investigation and hard work. "I am especially pleased to be able to finally fulfill Dad's dream and a personal goal of my own, as well. As far as I am concerned, this biography is important for a number of reasons most significantly, it's important for my Hatfield family, the people of the great State of West Virginia, and for all readers of American history to have a balanced and factual record of the life of our family patriarch, Devil Anse. The true story of 'The Boogerman' is an exciting and stirring story." Because this manuscript gleans much of its information from grandson Coleman A. Hatfield's exhaustive manuscripts, journals, and audiotapes, which were compiled and collected over a lifetime, the story is fresh and entertaining to read and offers additional insider information, which has never before been published. Finally, the book features an index, bibliography, endnotes, and thirty pages of photographs many rare, including one particular photo of Devil Anse never before published, taken when he was about 35-years-old.

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FOLK LEGENDS:THOMPSON SAMUEL H. - SOUTHERN HERO TALES

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A chronicle of the lives and deeds of five men who hailed from the South and affected the whole of America’s history. With depth going beyond the standard recounting of their glorious deeds, the book explores the land and the family heritage that shaped the lives of these great figures—men such as Daniel Boone and David Crockett, among others.

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FOLK TALES: DAVIS DONALD:TALES FROM A FREE-RANGE CHILDHOOD

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In his first new book in six years, Donald Davis, considered by many to be the father of family tales, returns to recollections of growing up in the southern Appalachians, and especially of his relationship with his sibling Joe. Through his tender, often humorous stories about his life experiences, Davis captures the hearts and minds of readers while simultaneously evoking their own childhood memories.

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FOLK TALES: JOHN FOX JR ILLUSTRATED EBOOK COLLECTION

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This E-Book collection includes 6 published books, 3 Novels, 2 Novellas, 19 short stories, and 32 original illustrations by the author John Fox, Jr. Features include "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" and "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come". Bonus features include Movie and song info, John Fox biographical details, and Fox Country Travel Guide. Open the books, the movies and songs, the author, and the places.

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FOLK TALES: JOHN FOX JR: BLUE-GRASS & RHODODENDRON

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Serving as tour guide, Fox invites his audience to go with him log rafting down the Kentucky River, bass fishing in the Cumberland Mountains, rabbit hunting in the Bluegrass, and chasing outlaws in the border country of Kentucky and Virginia. Along the route we meet Old South colonels and their ladies, lawless moonshiners and their shy daughters, bloodthirsty preachers, and educated young gentlemen visitors who explore the southern mountains for fun and profit. These sketches offer a delightful blend of macho adventure and sage observation by an erudite young writer who had lived in the two worlds that provide his subject matter-the elegant society of the Bluegrass aristocracy and the hardscrabble feuding clans of mountaineers.

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