Civil War Lexington, Kentucky: Bluegrass Breeding Ground of Power

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Overview
Although no great Civil War battles were fought in Lexington, Kentucky, the city afforded some of the greatest military and political leaders on each side. It produced the Honorable Henry Clay, whose efforts postponed the war by at least a decade. The city touched the lives of both Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, whose wife, Mary Todd, spent her early years there. This breeding ground of power molded the careers and characters of men like John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan. Authors Josh Leet and Karen Leet introduce the men and women of Lexington who shaped United States history and whose lives were forever changed by the war that shook the nation.
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ISBN: 9781609493318
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: Kentucky
Series: Civil War
Images: 49
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Joshua H. Leet has coauthored two books on the compliance and ethics field. He is a lifelong resident of Lexington and a graduate of Transylvania University, where such men as Jefferson Davis, John Hunt Morgan and Cassius Clay studied. Karen M. Leet has published over six hundred articles and stories in national and regional outlets, including historical articles on a wide range of Kentucky subjects. Examples include articles on Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky aviation and disasters such as the 1811–12 earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone. She has previously worked as University of Kentucky tour director and as a tour guide in the Bluegrass area. This is the first book for the mother and son duo.