True Tales of Old-time Kentucky Politics

True Tales of Old-time Kentucky Politics

Bombast, Bourbon, & Burgoo

Book - 2009
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Arcadia Publishing
Did you know that William Goebel of Kentucky remains the only state governor to be assassinated while in office? Or that Abraham Lincoln, now a favorite son of the Bluegrass State, garnered less than 1 percent of the state's vote in 1860? How about Matthew Lyon, the congressman who won reelection from a jail cell and once bit off the thumb of a voter during a brawl on the House floor? These are but three of the fascinating and little-known stories from Kentucky's political past found in True Tales of Old-Time Kentucky Politics. Join longtime columnist Berry Craig as he shares tales of a time when votes could be bought with a drink and political differences were resolved with ten paces and a pistol.

Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781596296367
1596296364
Branch Call Number: 976.9 C844t
Characteristics: 128 p. ill., portraits ; 23 cm

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