Do you enjoy reading about unique tales, history, true crimes and more that happened right here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky?  Tastefully Delicious has one of the largest selections of books based on stories about Kentucky.  For Civil War buffs and local history, to bourbon and local politics, you'll find a read that you never imagined was ever written.  Check out just some of our selection below:

Civil War:

  • Kentucky's Rebel Press by Berry Craig
  • Contested Borderland by Brian D. McKnight
  • The Most Hated Man in Kentucky by Brad Asher
  • The Civil War Guerrilla by Joseph M. Beilein Jr.
  • Kentucky Rebel Town by William A. Penn
  • The Civil War at Perryville by Christopher L Kolakowski
  • The Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky by Stuart W. Sanders
  • Paducah and the Civil War by John Philip Cashon
  • A Tour on the Underground Railroad along the Ohio River by Nancy Stearns Theiss


  • Louisville & Nashville Railroad by Kevin Comer
  • Kentucky and the Illinois Central Railroad by Clifford J Downey
  • Eastern Kentucky Railway by Terry L Baldridge

University of Kentucky Basketball:

  • Chasing the Cats: A Kentucky Basketball Journey by Jamie H Vaught
  • House of Champions: The Story of Kentucky Basketball's Home Courts by Kevin Cook
  • Kentucky Basketball: Two Decades Behind the Scenes by Tom Leach and Mike Pratt
  • Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball by James Duane Bolin

Local History:

  • Lawrenceburg by William S Bryant
  • Woodford County by Woodford County Historical Society
  • Harrodsburg and Mercer County by Anna Armstrong
  • Lost Lexington, Kentucky by Peter Brackney and Jim Gray
  • Boonesborough Unearthed by Nancy O'Malley
  • Crawfish Bottom by Douglas A. Boyd

Kentucky Tales:

  • Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers by William Lynwood Montell
  • Tales from Kentucky Nurses by William Lynwood Montell
  • Wicked Western Kentucky by Richard Parker
  • Kentucky Book of the Dead by Keven McQueen
  • Forgotten Tales of Kentucky by Keven McQueen

Kentucky Feuds:

  • Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia by Bruce E. Stewart
  • Days of Darkness: The Feuds of Eastern Kentucky by John Ed Pearce
  • Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South by T.R.C. Hutton
  • The Hatfields and the McCoys by Otis K. Rice


  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail by Berkeley and Jeanine Scott
  • Kentucky Bourbon Country by Susan Reigler
  • Making Bourbon by Karl Raitz
  • The Bourbon Tasting Notebook by Susan Reigler
  • The Kentucky Bourbon Experience by Leon Howlett

True Crime:

  • The Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington's Mob Riot of 1920 by Peter Brackney
  • Louisville's Alma Kellner Mystery by Shawn M. Herron
  • Murder On Youngers Creek Road by Gary P. West
  • The Cemetery Road Murders by Wes Swietek
  • Madam at Six-Twenty-Seven Clay Street by Mary Melton Lucas
  • The Kentucky Cannibal by Ryan Green
  • The Bluegrass Conspiracy by Sally Denton

Abraham Lincoln & Politics:

  • Getting Right with Lincoln: Correcting Misconceptions about Our Greatest President by Edward Steers Jr.
  • Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President by Roger Billings and Frank J. Williams
  • True Tales of Old-Time Kentucky Politics: Bombast, Bourbon & Burgoo by Berry Craig
  • Our Fellow Kentuckians: Rascals, Heroes and Just Plain Uncommon Folk by James C. Claypool
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