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Slender is the thread : tales from a country law office / Harry M. Caudill.

By: Caudill, Harry M, 1922-1990.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1987]Copyright date: ©1987Description: 1 online resource (xii, 173 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813146393 (electronic bk.); 0813146399 (electronic bk.); 9780813146409 (electronic bk.); 0813146402 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Letcher County (Ky.) -- Anecdotes | Letcher County (Ky.) -- Social life and customs | Law -- Kentucky -- Letcher County -- AnecdotesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Slender is the threadDDC classification: 976.9/163 Other classification: PU 5460 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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<p> Harry M. Caudill (1922-1990) grew up in the coal fields of Letcher County, Kentucky, with a zest for history and reading. After being seriously wounded in Italy during World War II, Caudill went to the University of Kentucky Law School and later practiced law in Whitesburg, in Letcher County. He held some local political offices, in addition to a seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Caudill's 1963 book, Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area was and is a very influential work on Eastern Kentucky, affecting local and national government through individuals ranging from President Kennedy to Kentucky governors and Appalachian writers such as Denise Giardina. After retiring from practicing law, Caudill wrote 6 more books, more than 80 articles, and many editorials in the local Whitesburg paper, The Mountain Eagle . He delivered frequent speeches on strip mining and other Eastern Kentucky issues.</p>

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