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The Great Louisville Tornado of 1890

On March 27, 1890, a devastating storm moved over the Ohio River Valley, spawning dozens of deadly tornados. The most powerful of these twisters touched down in Louisville, carving a path of unprecedented destruction from Main Street to the end …


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The Great Flood of 1937: Rising Waters, Soaring Spirits

“Like San Francisco’s earthquake and Baltimore’s fire, the flood of 1937 became a Louisville benchmark; modern Louisville started with it.” So said Harper’s Weekly, and most historians agree. Seventy years ago, in January 1937, the Ohio River flooded in biblical …



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The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling “Gonzo Papers” is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, …


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Kentucky’s Best: Fifty Years of Great Recipes

” To many, Kentucky means the greatest thoroughbreds in the world. To others, it is the home of the finest bourbon. But the obvious success of burgoo, Owensboro barbeque, and Harlan Sanders’s Kentucky Fried Chicken carries the state’s reputation for …


Great Planned Communities

Lavishly illustrated, this book features 26 innovative planned communities. Following an introduction by Alexander Garvin that describes how planned communities have evolved, it reveals an inside look at the concept, the plan elements, the design, and how the master plan …