John Egerton Generations

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Generations

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Traces the development of American society through descriptions of the lives of nine generations of the Ledford family.

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"There is no way to read this book without coming away with a deeper appreciation of what America is all about."

"Riveting." -- Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review

"Riveting." -- "Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review"

"A chronicle of the Ledfords that invites us all to contemplate a realistic picture of how -- family by family, homestead by village by city -- our multifaceted country came to be." -- "Chevy Chaser"

"Egerton's technique of taking the reader through the process of writing the book with the Ledfords gives the reader a glimpse of the subjects' thought processes, attitudes, intelligence and wit. Burnam and Addie Ledford left us all a history that is at once unique to them and quintessentially Kentuckian." -- "Kentucky Monthly"

"An exemplary work of oral history.... This anniversary edition invites a new audience to the pleasures of local and regional history as interpreted by a master journalist through the voices of those who lived it." -- "Lexington Herald-Leader"

"In Egerton's hands, the Ledfords' memoirs are a tale of America itself: a social history that not only gets to the heart of being American, but, for an anthropological standpoint, also describes the way meaning is transmitted and preserved within social groups." -- "Nashville Scene"

"There is no way to read this book without coming away with a deeper appreciation of what America is all about." -- "Nashville Tennessean"

"Egerton urges us to recall, record, write down and remember the tales and traditions that make us the people we are." -- "Nashville Tennessean"

"In Egerton's hands, their story becomes a small American epic.... Generations illustrates the power of memory and the spoken word.... His accomplishment is as durable and as loving as the Ledfords' lives." -- "Washington Post"

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