Books: Bluegrass History*

THE LIMESTONE TREE — Joseph Hergesheimer — Knopf ($2.50).

Gabriel Sash was a stony acorn who planted himself in Kentucky soil in 1769. He was a hunter, and by way of being a desperate character. Living in a settlement drove him nigh crazy, and when he had stood the confinement of married life six months, he lit out for the woods and never came back. But he left behind him the beginnings of the Sash family. His only-son, James, was a mild-tempered man, who spent most of his life fighting the Indians, French, English. After...

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