Following Boone's Trace. Author Neal O. Hammon precisely details the route that pioneer Daniel Boone took to carve a route through the Kentucky wilderness for land-seekers. Hammon touches on interesting stories, the successes and failures, and the unintended consequences of Boone's journey—for which we all are richer. In the words of Richard Taylor, former Kentucky Poet Laureate, "Hammon's meticulous, stubborn research makes him the dean of living Kentucky frontier historians." Paperback…

Author Neal O. Hammon precisely details the route that pioneer Daniel Boone took to carve a route through the Kentucky wilderness for land-seekers.

Gallopalooza III: Bridles & Bourbon. Gallopalooza III was launched in 2015 with a theme of "Bridles & Bourbon." Six-foot-tall mint julep cups and smaller horses balancing on bourbon barrels have now been added to the much-loved traditional horse statues on display around the city of Louisville. This is the third volume in the colorful set of commemorative books produced to capture the images and the spirit of Louisville's popular and highly successful public art program.

volume in the colorful set of commemorative books capturing the images and spirit of Louisville, KY's popular Gallopalooza public art program.

Kentucky Bourbon Barons: Legendary Distillers from the Golden Age of Whiskey Making. By Chester Zoeller. Preserving the history of the Bluegrass State's most beloved spirit, this book discusses some of the exemplary gentlemen of whiskey distilling in the late 1800s throughout KY. At that time, 100s of distilleries produced a variety of Bourbons, both sweet and sour mash, rye, and multi-grain whiskies - and the medicinal benefits of these delightful drinks were endorsed as often as their…

Book about the legendary bourbon distillers at the start of the century, the Golden Age of American whiskey making.

Gordon Galloway's Mealtime Makeover. By Valerie Doseck and Audra Rankin, illustrated by Andrea Vice. Gordon Galloway is a young cow who loves sugary sweets and struggles with healthy lifestyle habits. Here, readers follow Gordon to school and on a farm adventure that provides an introduction to healthy lifestyle changes and gives parents an opportunity to discuss ways the whole family can make healthier choices, too.

Children's book illustrating how the whole family can make healthy food choices.

Samuel Joseph Elsby: Banker, Businessman, and Community Leader. The Elsby, built in 1916 on the corner of Pearl and State Streets, was New Albany, Indiana's first high-rise office complex. It was a testimonial to the art of ingenuity and innovation, incorporating the most modern conveniences available at the time. But who was this man, Samuel J. Elsby, who built it? This book dives into the history of both the man and his crowning achievement.

The Elsby, built in 1916 on the corner of Pearl and State Streets, was New Albany, Indiana's first high-rise office complex. It was a testimonial to the art of ingenuity and innovation, incorporating the most modern conveniences available at the time.

Dark Highway: Love, Murder, and Revenge in 1930s' Kentucky. The true story of a well-liked and beautiful widow, a powerful state politician, and two murders that shocked Kentucky and received international attention in 1936 and 1937. Kentucky attorney Ann DAngelo spent six years researching the case to craft this haunting tale of love, murder, and revenge. Hardcover, 424 pages.

Dark Highway: Love Murder and Revenge in Kentucky - Book Cover

Kentucky in the Early 1900s: A Postcard Tribute. This full-color hardcover volume showcases an extensive collection of vintage postcards assembled over the last 35 years by KY native Carl Howell. The images, with detailed narratives Howell has written about the postcards and what they depict, provide rare insight into the lives of ordinary Kentuckians in the early 20th century. As a whole, they reveal a panorama of subjects that shows who we were, what we valued, and what we accomplished.

Hardcover coffee-table book showcasing a multitude of authentic illustrated postcards depicting life in Kentucky in the early century.

Kadee's Hope: A Family's Fight Against Childhood Cancer. By Kayla Marie Garrison. Ten-year-old Kadee Sterling has it all — a nice home, a happy life, and a loving family. Soon, though, she faces the biggest challenge of her young life: cancer. Are her family and her faith enough to help her survive? Paperback, 80 pages.

Butler Books is a Louisville, Kentucky-based full service publisher of trade nonfiction, fiction and illustrated books.

Making Pottery Functional: Over 200 Pottery Items and How to Make Them Work. By Melvin Rowe. Veteran potter and teacher Melvin D. Rowe provides a wealth of creative inspiration and insightful tips for creating over 200 unique pottery pieces that can actually be used. Paperback, 184 pages, B&W photos throughout.

Cover design and interior layout for Making Pottery Functional: Over 200 Pottery Items and How to Make Them Work, by Melvin Rowe.

Three for Dinner. By Sissie Fisher, Illustrated by Feryn S. Summers. A sweet story of two mice, Melvin and Peppy, and the lessons they learn through their encounters with a cat named Midnight, will encourage young children not to fear or believe the worst about people until they get to know them and give them a chance. Paperback, 8.5x11, 24 full-color pages.

Illustrated children's book that encourages young children to not fear or believe the worst about people until they get to know them and give them a chance.

65 YEARS: making. moving. art. By Louisville Ballet. In 2017, Louisville Ballet celebrates its 65th Anniversary. Follow the history of the fourth-oldest professional ballet company in the United States, as told through hundreds of photographs and engaging narrative. Hardcover, 9x12, 184 full-color pages.

The official history of the professional ballet company in the United States, told through hundreds of photographs and engaging narrative.

Norton Memorial Infirmary School of Nursing: History of Excellence. On New Year’s Day 1886, the Norton Memorial Infirmary School of Nursing — the first nursing school in Kentucky — opened its doors in Louisville. Over the next 90 years, more than 1,500 young people prepared for careers as registered nurses. This book, compiled by four Norton graduates, takes the reader through major historical events, medical advances, vast cultural changes, and the evolution of the school. Hardcover, 192…

Illustrated hardcover book chronicling the first nursing school in Kentucky, the Norton Memorial Infirmary School of Nursing. Researched and compiled by 4 former graduates.

From a Barnyard to a Schoolyard: My Journey as a High School Principal. Terry Cummins spent most of his life in schoolhouses, primarily as a high-school principal in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. In this book, Cummins, nicknamed "Top Cat" by his students, explains why the hearts and minds of teenagers are mysterious, why parents fail more often than students, why school boards don't have a clue, why teachers go batty, and how principals try to maintain their sanity. Paperback, 202 pages.

Writer and retired high-school principal Terry Cummins recounts his years in the schoolyard in this entertaining and insightful memoir.

Postcards from Abe, 1842-1865: Abraham Lincoln Writes to Lucy Speed at Farmington Plantation in Louisville, Kentucky. These postcards are just pretend, but while this fun and educational children's book may not contain true artifacts, it does provide an honest recollection of Lincoln's childhood, challenges, and career, culminating in his being elected to serve as the 16th president of the United States of America. Wire-O binding, 80 pages, full color.

Fun and educational book of pretend postcards sent by Abraham Lincoln to teach kids about the childhood, challenges, and career of America's president.

Where the River Birches Beckon. This new work of historical fiction from author Fred Schloemer explores life in Kentucky during the buildup to the Civil War. In it, Sarah Brinley is a plain spinster from Pittsburgh, recently impoverished by the death of her abolitionist parents. Desperate for work, she accepts a post as governess for the son of a wealthy Kentucky planter – but once there, she finds the job, the plantation, and its people far from what she expected. Paperback, 240 pages.

Butler Books is a Louisville, Kentucky-based full service publisher of trade nonfiction, fiction and illustrated books.

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