2020

2020

My Life As a Kentucky Farmer and Attorney

Harry J. Rust

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1780 British Raid Into Kentucky

Lewis D. Nicholls

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Precious Memories: Four Generations of My Middle Tennessee Farm Family

Sharon McDonald

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2019

2019

True Christmas Stories From the Heart of Appalachia

Compiled and edited by James M. Gifford, Judith F. Kidwell, Wayne Onkst

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The View From My Keyboard: 125 of My Best Weekly Columns

Keith Kappes

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Bluetick Pig

Jesse Stuart, edited by Cathy R. Roberts

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2018

2018

Sergeant Sandlin: Kentucky’s Forgotten Hero

James M. Gifford

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Presidential Visits to Kentucky: 1819-2017

Wayne Onkst

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By George: Articles from the Ashland Daily Independent

Compiled and edited by David Wolfford

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1981-2017

Toggle any of the years below to see a comprehensive list of JSF’s publishing:

Kentucky’s Literary Landscape: The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame (2013-2017), James B. Goode

Appalachian Murders & Mysteries, James M. Gifford and Edwina D. Pendarvis, editors

Jesse Stuart: Immortal Kentuckian, James M. Gifford

Hidden Heroes of the Big Sandy Valley, James M. Gifford, editor

Three Inspiring Images of Our Lives, Our World, Our Time, James N. Sites

Gold Fever: The Beginning of the California Gold Rush, Allan W. Eckert

Album of Destiny, Jesse Stuart (reprint)

Beyond Dark Hills, Jesse Stuart (introduction by John H. Spurlock)

Songs of a Mountain Plowman, Jesse Stuart (introduction by Jim Wayne Miller)

Men of Valor: Combat Stories of WWII Veterans from Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky, G. Sam Piatt

Changing Lives in Appalachia: Stories from the New Opportunity School for Women, Jane B. Stephenson

A Guest on Earth: The Life and Poetry of Joy Bale Boone, Kentucky Poet Laureate 1997-1999, Loretta Martin Murrey

Tim: A Story, Jesse Stuart (afterword by David R. Palmore)

A Heap of Hills: Short Stories from Eastern Kentucky, Billy C. Clark (foreword by James M. Gifford)

Teamwork: Ashland’s 1961 Championship Basketball Season, Mark Maynard (foreword with Billy Reed)

Dove’s Trail: An Appalachian Family’s Civil War Adventure, Sabrina Toliver-Kiser

Border Wars of the Upper Ohio Valley (1769-1794), William Hintzen

The Infinite Dream: The Opening of the Great American West, Allan W. Eckert (Memorial Edition)

Neither Blue Nor Gray: Stories of the Civil War in Kentucky, Marshall Myers

Man With a Bull-Tongue Plow, Jesse Stuart (introduction by John H. Spurlock)

Jesse Stuart: An Extraordinary Life, Erin R. Kazee and James M. Gifford

Appalachian Folk Tales, compiled and edited by Loyal Jones

Growing Up in the Last Small Town: A West Virginia Memoir, Bob Barnett

Watches of the Night, Harry Caudill (afterword by James K. Caudill)

Mark My Words! Tales of Brandon Webb, O.J. Mayo, and Other Sports Legends of Northeastern Kentucky, Mark Maynard

Missing Christmas, Jack Ellis

Johnny Logan: The True Story of a Shawnee Who Became a U.S. Spy, Allan W. Eckert

Beneath the Weeping Skies, Stacy Nelson (introduction by James M. Gifford)

Dark Journey: The Tragedy of the Donner Party, Allan W. Eckert

The Good Spirit of Laurel Ridge, Jesse Stuart (introduction by John Howard Spurlock)

Simply Delicious Desserts, Ruby Miller

Come Gentle Spring, Jesse Stuart (introduction by Danny L. Miller; cover art by Caroline Wilson)

Cowboy Copas and the Golden Age of Country Music, John Roger Simon (foreword by Don Pierce)

Cruelly Murdered: The Murder of Mary Magdalene Pitts and Other Kentucky True Crime Stories, Kevin McQueen

On the Bench: History of the Federal Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, William H. Fortune

Seven by Jesse, Jesse Stuart (introduction by Ronald L. Baker; foreword by James M. Gifford)

Stories By Jesse Stuart, Jesse Stuart (adapted by Laurence Swinburne; introduction by David R. Palmore)

Jesse Stuart and the Hoosier Schoolmasters (edited by Ronald L. Baker)

New Growth, Recent Kentucky Writings (edited and compiled by Charlie Sweet and Hal Blythe)

Inger!  A Modern Viking Discovers America, James N. Sites

Rock Big and Sing Loud: Short Stories from Southern Appalachia, Tamara Baxter (preface by Phil Krummich; introduction by Robert Morgan)

Stories from the Upper Cumberland, Alma Dolen Roberts

The Thread That Runs So True, Jesse Stuart (foreword by James M. Gifford; afterword J. R. LeMaster)

Tick Ridge Faces the South, Danny Fulks

Blood and Bone Remember: Poems from Appalachia, Jane Hicks (introduction by Silas House)

The Carter Caves & Olive Hill Railroad, Neal Salyers

The Court-martial of Daniel Boone: A Novel, Allan W. Eckert

Mountain Teacher, Ken Slone (preface by George D. Edwards; introduction by James M. Gifford)

Set Another Place at the Table, Sandy Knipp

Kentucky Memories: Reflections of Rowan County, 1856-2006, Jack D. Ellis (Mountain Press imprint)

At Home in the Mountains: Poems, Ken Slone (illustrated by Tom J. Whitaker; introduction by Laura Weddle)

Gateway to Empire, Allan W. Eckert

Twilight of Empire, Allan W. Eckert

Alpha M. Hutchinson: The Biography of a Man and His Community, Jack D. Ellis

Bankmules: The Story of VanLear, a Kentucky Coal Town, James E. Vaughan

Blue Jacket: War Chief of the Shawnees, Allan W. Eckert

Champion of Sourwood Mountain, Billy C. Clark (foreword by James M. Gifford; introduction by John H. Spurlock; illustrated by Harold Eldridge

A Jesse Stuart Reader, Jesse Stuart (foreword by Max Bogart; commentary and questions by Ella DeMers

The Journals of Tommie L. Hubbard, (edited by Deborah Hubbard Nelson-Campbell)

The Last Great Auk: A Novel, Allan W. Eckert

Mountain Passage and Other Stories of Eastern Kentucky, Garry barker

New Harvest: Forgotten Stories of Kentucky’s Jesse Stuart, Jesse Stuart (selected and edited by David R. Palmore)

Patriots and Heroes: Eastern Kentucky Soldiers of WWII, Jack D. Ellis

Tragedy on Greasy Ridge: True Stories from Appalachian Ohio, Danny Fulks

The Wilderness War: A Narrative, Allan W. Eckert

Above the Slate: An Appalachian Love Story, Lou Martin

The Conquerors: A Narrative, Allan W. Eckert

The Cutting Edge: Mining in the 21st Century, James B. Goode

Muddy Branch: Memories of an Eastern Kentucky Coal Camp, Clyde Roy Pack

Rio Grande: From Baptists and Bevo to the Bell Tower, 1876-2001, Abby Gail Goodnite and Ivan M. Tribe

Appalachian Love Stories (compiled and edited by James M. Gifford and Edwina Pendarvis; illustrated by Jim Marsh)

Bloody Ground: Stories of Mystery and Intrigue from Kentucky, Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet

Come Back to the Farm, Jesse Stuart (introduction by John H. Spurlock)

Five Lives of the Kentucky River, William F. Grier

Forty Years in the One-Room Schools of Eastern Kentucky: A Memoir, Curt Davis (edited by Laura Caudill)

The Frontiersmen: A Narrative, Allan W. Eckert

John B. Stephenson, Appalachian Humanist, Thomas R. Ford (biographical sketch by J. Randolph Osborne)

Morehead Memories: True Stories from Eastern Kentucky, Jack D. Ellis

Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area, Harry M. Caudill (new afterword by James K. Caudill)

Sourwood Tales, Billy C. Clark (illustrated by Harold Eldridge)

True Man of God: A Biography of Father Ralph William Beiting, Founder of the Christian Appalachian Project, Anthony J. Salatino (edited and with a foreword by Sidney Saylor Farr)

Wilderness Empire: A Narrative, Allan W. Eckert

The Best-Loved Stories, Jesse Stuart (selected and with commentary by H. Edward Richardson; introduction by Jerry A. Herndon)

Caney Girl, Florence Castle Ison and Henry Ison, Jr.

Housecalls: Memoirs of Life with a Kentucky Doctor, Alma Dolen Roberts

Kentucky Woman: The Life of Viebie Catron Cantrell, Mary Ellen Klatte (edited by William Jerome Crouch)

Late Mowing: Poems and Essays, Stephen M. Holt (introduction by Kathryn Stripling Byer)

Power of Ideas: The University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards in Music, Education, Religion, and World Order, Allan E. Dittmer

White Squaw: The True Story of Jenny Wiley, Arville Wheeler (illustrated by Ture Bengtz)

Bump in the Road, Doris K. Price (illustrated by Alisa R. Nance)

Final Tide, Norma Cole

Mr. Gallion’s School, Jesse Stuart (introduction by Newton Smith; illustrated by Jim Marsh)

To Leave My Heart at Catlettsburg, Billy C. Clark (introduction by Edwina Pendarvis)

Tough Customer and Other Stories, Mary Bozeman Hodges (introduction by Gurney Norman

W-Hollow Kitchen Adventure, Glennis Stuart Liles and Helen Shultz

America:  The Search and the Secret, James N. Sites (illustrated by Jim Marsh)

Harvest of Youth, Jess Stuart (introduction by Edwina Pendarvis; preface by James M. Gifford)

A Ride on a Train and Other Moving Stories, Charles B. Simpson

A Wild Kentucky Garden: Poems and Essays, Rebecca Bailey (introduction by Edwina Pendarvis)

Ancient Sunshine: The Story of Coal, James B. Goode (foreword by James M. Gifford)

Appalachian Christmas Stories (compiled and edited by James M. Gifford, Owen B. Nance, Patricia A. Hall; illustrated by Jim Marsh)

Juliette Low, Mildred Mastin Pace (edited and with an introduction by Danny L. Miller; illustrated by Jane Miller)

A Light to the Mountains: Morehead State University, 1887-1997, Donald F. Flatt (introduction by John E. Kleber)

The Quare Women’s Journals: May Stone and Katherine Pettit’s Summers in the Kentucky Mountains and the Founding of the Hindman Settlement School, May Stone and Katherine Pettit (introduction by Jess Stoddard)

Riverboy, Billy C. Clark (edited by Tracey Besmark)

The Senator from Slaughter County, Harry M. Caudill (introduction by Margaret Ripley Wolfe)

Tales from the Plum Grove Hills, Jesse Stuart (edited and with an introduction by Charles H. Daughaday; illustrated by Woodi Ishmael)

Dark Hills to Westward: the Saga of Jenny Wiley, Harry M. Caudill (epilogue by Anne F. Caudill; illustrated by Jim Marsh

Beyond Dark Hills: A Personal Story, Jesse Stuart (edited and with an introduction by John H Spurlock)

Hie to the Hunters, Jesse Stuart (illustrated by Jim Marsh, with an introduction by Jerry A. Herndon)

Useless Dog, Jesse Stuart (edited by James M. Gifford, Chuck D. Charles, Patricia A. Hall; illustrated by Jim Marsh)

Come to My Tomorrowland, Jesse Stuart (edited and with an introduction by Jerry A. Herndon; illustrated by Jim Marsh)

Friend of Animals: The Story of Henry Bergh, Mildred Mastin Pace (edited and with an introduction by Danny L. Miller; illustrated by Paul Brown)

I Become a Teacher: A Memoir of One-Room School Life in Eastern Kentucky, Cratis D. Williams (edited and with an introduction by James M. Gifford)

Mooneyed Hound, Billy C. Clark (edited for republication by James M. Gifford, Patricia A. Hall,  Chuck D. Charles; illustrated by Jim Marsh)

Trail of the Hunter’s Horn, Billy C. Clark (edited for republication by James M. Gifford, Patricia A. Hall, Chuck D. Charles; illustrated by Jim Marsh)

Appalachian Values, Loyal Jones (photography by Warren E. Brunner)

Daughter of the Legend, Jesse Stuart (edited by John Howard Spurlock; illustrated by Jim Marsh; introduction by Wilma Dykeman; afterword by Brent Kennedy)

Goodbye Kate, Billy C. Clark (edited and with an introduction by Jerry A. Herndon; illustrated by Harold Eldridge)

Old Wounds, New Words: Poems from the Appalachian Poetry Project (edited by Bob Henry Baber, George Ella Lyon, Gurney Norman; introduction by George Ella Lyon; preface by Jim Wayne Miller) out of print – no archival copy

Song of the River, Billy C. Clark (introduction by Gurney Norman; edited by James M. Gifford, Chuck D. Charles, Eleanor G. Kersey; illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats)

Kentucky Derby Champion, Mildred Mastin Pace (illustrated by Wesley Dennis; edited by James M. Gifford, Chuck D. Charles, Eleanor G. Kersey)

Red Mule, Jesse Stuart (edited by Jerry A. Herndon; original illustrations by Robert Hennenberger)

Simon Kenton, Kentucky Scout, Thomas D. Clark (illustrated by Edward Shenton; edited and with an introduction by Melba Porter Hay)

Up From the Mines, James B. Goode (major photography by Malcolm Wilson)

Andy Finds a Way, Jesse Stuart (edited by Jerry A. Herndon; illustrated by Robert Hennenberger)

A History of Kentucky, Thomas D. Clark

A Long Row to Hoe, Billy C. Clark (introduction by Gurney Norman; edited by James M. Gifford, Chuck D. Charles, and Eleanor G. Kersey)

Old Ben, Jesse Stuart (edited by James M. Gifford and Chuck D. Charles; illustrated by Richard Cuffari)

Taps for Private Tussie, Jesse Stuart (introduction by James M. Gifford; glossary by Chuck D. Charles; edited for republication by James M. Gifford, Chuck D Charles and Eleanor G. Kersey)

To Teach, To Love, Jesse Stuart (introduction by J R. LeMaster)

Winners, Jean Wilson Houck and Deborah Hamm-Schwartz

Plowshare in Heaven, Jesse Stuart (introduction by Ruel E. Foster)

The Rightful Owner, Jesse Stuart (edited by Jim Wayne Miller, Jerry A. Herndon, and James M. Gifford; illustrated by Robert Hennenberger)

The Year of My Rebirth, Jesse Stuart, (foreword by James M. Gifford)

Jesse Stuart: The Boy from the Dark Hills, Jimmy Lowe (edited by Jerry A. Herndon, James M. Gifford, and Chuck D. Charles)

The Split Cherry Tree, Jesse Stuart (introduction by James M. Gifford; study guide by Chuck D. Charles)

The W-Hollow Cookbook (compiled by Glennis Stuart Liles with the assistance of Betty Stuart Baird; edited by Chuck D. Charles)

The Beatinest Boy, Jesse Stuart (edited by Jim Wayne Miller, Jerry A. Herndon, and James M. Gifford; illustrated by Robert Henneberger)

Jesse Stuart, the Man and His Books, Jerry A. Herndon and George Brosi (with James M. Gifford [foreword] and Jim Wayne Miller)

Kentucky is My Land, Jesse Stuart (afterword by Jim Wayne Miller)

A Penny’s Worth of Character, Jesse Stuart (edited by Jim Wayne Miller, Jerry A. Herndon, and James M. Gifford; illustrated by Rocky Zornes)

A Ride With Huey the Engineer & Huey the Engineer, Jesse Stuart (edited by James M. Gifford, Jerry A. Herndon, and Jim Wayne Miller; illustrated by Rocky Zornes)

Strength from the Hills, Jesse Stuart (edited by James M. Gifford, Chuck D. Charles, and Eleanor G. Kersey; introduction by James M. Gifford)

Songs of a Mountain Plowman, Jesse Stuart (edited and with an introduction by Jim Wayne Miller)

Land of the Honey-Colored Wind, Jesse Stuart (selected and edited by Jerry A. Herndon)