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Audiobook on Cassette. This collection of interviews document the history of medicine in Fayette County, Ky. in the twentieth century. Physicians discuss their personal and family histories; the University of Kentucky in the 1920s; Good Samaritan Hospital and other hospitals in Lexington during the 1920s and 1930s; internships in the 1930s; Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps; disease in the CCC camps; medicine during World War II; practicing medicine in Lexington, Ky. during World War II; house calls; the elimination of septic tanks and installation of city sewers; the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department; the University of Kentucky Medical Center; general practice doctors; surgeons; surgical procedure advancement; nursing care; the desegregation of the Fayette County Medical Association in 1947 and 1948; black physicians in Lexington; cooperation between white and black physicians; tuberculosis; veneral diseases; the Hunter Foundation; Dr. John Scott; and Dr. Frederick Rankin.
Helen Fortune's father [W. A. Hifner, Jr.] was Mary Breckinridge's accountant in the early days of the FNS, and Helen was the first female CPA. Fortune recalls her acquaintance with Breckinridge and gives some background on Breckinridge's interest in nursing, including her World War I experience. With Carl Fortune, she comments upon FNS personnel, the establishment of the hospital at Hyden, and Mary Breckinridge's later career. Early attitudes toward midwifery among professional medical personnel in the state are also discussed.
Originally published 1908. John Fox Jr. published this great romantic novel of the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky and Virginia in 1908, and the book quickly became one of America's favorites. It has all the elements of a good romance--a superior but natural heroine, a hero who is an agent of progress and enlightenment, a group of supposedly benighted mountaineers to be drawn into the flow of mainstream American culture, a generous dose of social and class struggle, and a setting among the misty coves and cliffs of the blue Cumberlands. Reprinted with a foreword by John Ed Pearce, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine has all.
Originally published in 1906. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ THE HEART OF THE HILLS JOHN FOX, JR
"There was the holy hush in the gray twilight that comes only on Christmas Eve. There were the big flakes of snow that fell as they never fall except on Christmas Eve. There was a snowy man on horseback in a big coat, and with saddle-pockets that might have been bursting with toys for children in the little cabin at the head of the stream."--Summary provided by Barnes and Noble. First published in 1904.
As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life. As a speaker dedicated to expanding intellectual horizons and celebrating the value of skepticism, Ingersoll spoke frequently on such topics as atheism, freedom from the pressures of conformity, and the lives of philosophers who espoused such concepts. This collection of his most famous speeches includes the lectures: "The Gods" (1872), "Humboldt" (1869), "Thomas Paine" (1870), "Individuality" (1873), "Heretics and Heresies" (1874)
"Preaching at the open-air meeting-house was just over and the citizens of Happy Valley were pouring out of the benched enclosure within living walls of rhododendron. Men, women, children, babes in arms mounted horse or mule or strolled in family groups homeward up or down the dusty road. Youths and maids paired off, dallying behind. Emerged last one rich, dark, buxom girl alone. Twenty yards down the road two young mountaineers were squatted in the shade whittling, and to one she nodded. The other was a stranger--one Jay Dawn--and the stare he gave her was not only bold but impudent."
A purple rhododendron.--On Hell-fer-Sartain Creek.--The pardon of Becky Day.--Christmas Eve on Lonesome.--Through the gap.--The senator's last trade.--A trick o' trade.--Courtin' on Cutshin.--The message in the sand.--Preachin' on Kingdom Come.--The passing of Abraham Shivers.--Grayson's baby.--A crisis for the guard.--The army of the Callahan.--Manhunting in the Pound.--Biography of the author.
Ficton; short stories. Contents: King Solomon of Kentucky / James Lane Allen -- An Experience on the Dress Line / Lucky Furman -- Courtin' on Cutshin / John Fox Jr. -- Hoodooed / Alice Hegan Rice -- Snake Doctor / Irvin S. Cobb -- Children of Noah / Ben Lucien Burman -- The Sacrifice of the Maidens / Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- Old Red / Caroline Gordon -- The Immortal Woman / Allen Tate -- Room in the World / Leane Zugsmith -- Dawn of Remembered Spring / Jesse Stuart -- Mrs. Razor / James Still -- Blackberry Winter / Robert Penn Warren -- Evenings at Home / Elizabeth Hardwick -- Ebbie / A.B. Guthrie Jr.
John Fox, Jr., was one of the first writers to use the mountains of southwestern Virginia and eastern Kentucky as a backdrop for his stories and novels about a people whose culture faced extinction. Writing was not a profession he chose quickly or painlessly--he was well into middle age when he made the decision and he struggled with his choice for a long time after--but he made quite a name for himself through his work. This work is a biography of Fox. It draws from personal and family correspondence and covers his entire life, from his birth in Stony Point, Kentucky, in 1862, to his death from pneumonia in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, in 1919. His early life and education at his father's school, his two years at Transylvania University in Lexington, his transfer to Harvard and graduation in 1883, his work for the New York Sun and Times and smaller newspapers, and return home in the mid-1880s to work with his half-brother in the coal mines are all documented. It was also around this time that he began his first novel, A Mountain Europa, and over the next thirty years he wrote dozens of short stories and nine novels from the family home in Big Stone Gap, including Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (his first to gain the status of bestseller) and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine.
DVD video. A wild and independent Kentucky mountain girl saves her mother's land from land sharks, rides with a group of night riders, avenges the murder of her father, and eventually marries her mountaineer sweetheart.
Tinted version of the motion picture originally produced in 1919.
Based on Heart of the hills / by John Fox, Jr.
Bonus features: The complete feature M'LISS (1918) directed by Marshall Neilan; stills galleries from the collections of the Mary Pickford Library, Rob Brooks and Joe Yranski; Milestone press kit with article "From page to screen" by film historian Daniel Eagan.