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Kentucky Blues

(2002)
A novel by

 
 
Derek Robinson's taut, witty and totally unsentimental portraits of combat have established him as one of our most highly regarded war novelists. In this, his longest and most ambitious book to date, he sets himself a new challenge: to tell the story of a small pioneer community in deepest Kentucky across a century from its founding in the 1820s, through the Civil War to the dawn of the modern age. Following several generations of two unreconcilable families: the Hudds and the Killicks, Robinson creates a gallery of unforgettable characters and delivers a powerful and wholly persuasive account of the transition from slavery to relative freedom for the former slaves of each clan. It is a bravura performance from a great modern storyteller writing at the top of his form.


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Hardback Editions

March 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kentucky Blues
Author(s): Derek Robinson
ISBN: 0-304-36182-8 / 978-0-304-36182-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kentucky Blues (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Author(s): Derek Robinson
ISBN: 0-304-36566-1 / 978-0-304-36566-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kentucky Blues
Author(s): Derek Robinson
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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