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Generations: An American Family The Saga Of The Ledfords Of Lancaster, Kentucky, Generations Transcends Family Biography To Become A Social History Of Our National Experience, A Metaphor Of America This Twentieth Anniversary Edition Brings The Ledfords Remarkable Story Up To Date.

  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Generations: An American Family
  • John Egerton
  • English
  • 15 November 2019
  • 9780813190594

About the Author: John Egerton

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10 thoughts on “Generations: An American Family

  1. says:

    Cool idea for a book and Egerton does a good job with the structure, weaving it all together, but the family s story just wasn t that compelling to me I wish he had done work on the historical social context and less work in the weeds of their extended family.

  2. says:

    This is a family history compiled from interviews of a long lived Kentucky couple and their offspring The couple were aged 102 and 93 and had been married for about 74 years when the author sought them out, and they died at ages 106 and 102 Other than longevity the couple had no other claims to fame I m not sure this book succeeds at becoming a social history of our national experience, a metaphor of America I love history and genealogy, but doubt this book will be of much interest to those not interested in the region Harlan and Garrard Counties Kentucky and family I read this book as I am interested in whether family history can be made relevant to an audience beyond other genealogists and descendants, but I would say sections of this book were quite dry even for me I do have some mild interest in the history of Har...

  3. says:

    John Egerton s 1983 book about the remarkable centenarians Burnam and Addie Ledford is reissued for its 20th anniversary with an update of the Ledfords descendants.The Ledfords story in many ways resembles those of other Kentucky families right down to the earnest claim that their ancestors treated their slaves well But the Ledfords were eyewitnesses, and keen observers,...

  4. says:

    One of my personal favorites of all time.any shortcomings it has as a book, as a work of art, are than compensated for by the incredible human beings you get to meet and I m talking about both the family under discussion and the author.

  5. says:

    It took a long time to read this book, a great family history of an ordinary family Those who do genealogy like I do will enjoy the narrative John Egerton weaves from oral history, interviews and historical records.

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