13 Aug 2015

Books of the Black Patch

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BooksSaturday, September 26, 2015

Forbes Conference & Events Center

1002 S. Virginia Street

11 am


The event is free, but reserve your seat HERE!

The Black Patch region of western Kentucky and Tennessee abounds with beauty and history that has inspired writers, artists, and photographers for generations. Come out on Saturday to meet a few authors, learn more about their work, and pick up a signed copy of your favorites.

On Bended Knees, Bill Cunningham

Justice Bill Cunningham wrote this compelling, comprehensive account of the Tobacco War after years of research. A native of Lyon County, Justice Cunningham is a member of the Supreme Court of Kentucky and is revered as an expert on the Night Rider era in regional history. He joins fellow historians William T. Turner and Rick Gregory in Saturday’s presentation by the Black Patch Three: A Conversation about the Night Riders and makes a special appearance in How Say You?, the performance that depicts the trial of Dr. David Amoss. Books available for $24.95.

Tobacco Barns of Western Kentucky and Things Along the Way, Lynn Bartlett

Photographer Lynn Bartlett captures the majesty of the humble tobacco barn in this eye-catching tribute to the region’s most distinctive cash crop. As these iconic structures disappear from our cultural landscape, we are fortunate to have this book as a testament to their beauty and purpose. Every coffee table in Western Kentucky deserves a copy of this book! Books available for $34.95.

Farming in the Black Patch, Bobbie Smith Bryant

Hot off the press! This new release is Bryant’s third book about the tobacco region of western Kentucky. Born and reared on a tobacco farm in Calloway County, Bryant has released previous titles Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking and Quilting in Western Kentucky and Forty Acres & a Red Belly Ford: The Smith Family of Calloway County. Books available for $24.95 & $19.95. In her newest book to be released in October, she details the arduous process of running a modern tobacco farm and records much of the history of the Tobacco War era. It is a wonderful tribute to a way of life savored by generations of farm families. Pre-order books for $39.95.

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