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Book Review-Sergeant Sandlin

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  Virgil Onkst of London Kentucky, writes about Sergeant Sandlin: Kentucky’s Forgotten Hero by James M. Gifford:  I just finished reading your splendid book Sergeant Sandlin.  What a masterful job you did in presenting the life of this truly American patriot.  It breaks my heart that he did not receive the consideration and compensation deserved for his heroic services.  P.S.  By the way, I heard Jesse Stuart on one occasion (mid 1950s).  He spoke at the Upper Cumberland Education Association meeting at Union College in Barbourville, KY.  I don’t remember too much about his main subject, but one thing I’ve...

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Best Sellers Jan 7-13 2019

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Here are the best-selling books in the JSF Bookstore for the week of January 7 – 13, 2019:   #1 The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #2 (tie) A Penny’s Worth of Character, Jesse Stuart #2 (tie) Presidential Visits to Kentucky: 1819-2017, Wayne Onkst #3 (tie) The Beatinest Boy, Jesse Stuart #3 (tie) Night Comes to the Cumberlands, Harry M. Caudill #4 Sergeant Sandlin: Kentucky’s Forgotten Hero, James M. Gifford #5 The Conquerors, Allan W. Eckert  

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Special Price!

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The JSF has a special offer on two books:  Presidential Visits to Kentucky: 1819-2017 by Wayne Onkst (retail $30) and Sergeant Sandlin: Kentucky’s Forgotten Hero by James M. Gifford (retail $35).  Buy both books together – both signed by the authors – and receive $10 off.   Use the promo code SIGN2019 on the JSF website or on telephone orders.  Offer good while supplies last.      

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Best sellers for year 2018

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  Here are the best-selling books in the JSF Bookstore for 2018: #1    A Penny’s Worth of Character, Jesse Stuart #2    The Beatinest Boy, Jesse Stuart #3    The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #4    Sergeant Sandlin: Kentucky’s Forgotten Hero,         James M. Gifford #5    The Rightful Owner, Jesse Stuart #6    Night Comes to the Cumberlands, Harry M. Caudill #7    Wilderness Empire, Allan W. Eckert #8    Come Gentle Spring, Jesse Stuart #9    The Wilderness War, Allan W. Eckert #10  The Conquerors, Allan W. Eckert #11  Blue Jacket, War Chief of the Shawnees,         Allan W. Eckert #12  Twilight of Empire, Allan W....

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Best Sellers 1-6-2019

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Here are the best-selling books in the JSF Bookstore for the week of Dec. 31, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019: #1 The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #2 (tie) The Conquerors, Allan W. Eckert #2 (tie) A Penny’s Worth of Character, Jesse Stuart #3 Wilderness Empire, Allan W. Eckert #4 The Wilderness War, Allan W. Eckert #5 (tie) The Beatinest Boy, Jesse Stuart #5 (tie) Growing Up in the Last Small Town: A West Virginia Memoir,      Bob Barnett #5 (tie) Hie to the Hunters, Jesse Stuart #5 (tie) Kentucky Woman, Mary Ellen Klatte › 40 Years š

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