Night Comes to the Cumberlands

Author(s): Harry M. Caudill
Genre: History
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.67 hours)
Product Number: Z04464
Released: Sep 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464014642
Narrator/s: Ed Sala
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After its publication in 1962, Harry M. Caudill's acclaimed portrait of the southern Appalachian Mountains became a rallying cry for action against the poverty plaguing the region. Here Caudill explores the area's history, from its first settlement to the Civil War, and from the rise of coal barons to the economic despair of the 1950s and 1960s. "[A] masterpiece of cogent argument for specific solutions to specific problems."-Kirkus Reviews


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Night Comes to the Cumberlands
Product Number: BX00004723
Product Number:Z04464
Product Number:CV0004

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Author(s): Harry M. Caudill
Narrator(s): Ed Sala
Genre: History
Product Number CV0004
Released: Aug 09, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464014604

Professional reviews

"This book, first published in 1962, was a call to the rest of America about the plight of backwoods Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Part history, anthropology, and sociology lesson, it uncovered the desperate poverty of a region that would eventually be the focus of Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty and led to the creation of the Appalachian Regional Commission. Ed Sala has a thin, reedy voice, which does have a tinge of Appalachia to it, and he's too loud (which might be a function of the production, but it's noticeable). But despite these traits, his reading works. He blends the folksy stories and social analysis into a coherent performance that lends credibility and authenticity to the book. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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