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Growing Up Hard in Harlan County

Narrated by: Kirk Winkler
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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G.C. "Red" Jones' classic memoir of growing up in rural eastern Kentucky during the Depression is a story of courage, persistence, and eventual triumph. His priceless and detailed recollections of hardscrabble farming, of the impact of Prohibition on an individualistic people, of the community-destroying mine wars of "Bloody Harlan", and of the drastic dislocations brought by World War II are essential to understanding this seminal era in Appalachian history.

The book is published by The University Press of Kentucky. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks.

©1985 The University Press of Kentucky (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

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"A vivid and moving testament to G.C. 'Red' Jones' efforts to win the personal, financial, and political battles that filled his years." (Manchester Enterprise)

 "An absorbing tale told." (Washington Post

 "Draws the reader into a sometimes frightening world of survival." (Lexington Herald-Leader

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