The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852
Author: James C. Klotter,Daniel Rowland
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Originally established in 1775 the town of Lexington, Kentucky grew quickly into a national cultural center amongst the rolling green hills of the Bluegrass Region. Nicknamed the "Athens of the West," Lexington and the surrounding area became a leader in higher education, visual arts, architecture, and music, and the center of the horse breeding and racing industries. The national impact of the Bluegrass was further confirmed by prominent Kentucky figures such as Henry Clay and John C. Breckinridge. Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852, chronicles Lexington's development as one of the most important educational and cultural centers in America during the first half of the nineteenth century. Editors Daniel Rowland and James C. Klotter gather leading scholars to examine the successes and failures of Central Kentuckians from statehood to the death of Henry Clay, in an investigation of the area's cultural and economic development and national influence. Bluegrass Renaissance is an interdisciplinary study of the evolution of Lexington's status as antebellum Kentucky's cultural metropolis.
Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing's Greatest Rivalry
Author: Linda Carroll,David Rosner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown—comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—and his archrival, Alydar. From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined elegance, was powered forward by his steely determination not to settle for second place. In the Sport of Kings, the Triple Crown is the most valued prize, requiring a horse to win not just one race, but three: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 would not be just for the record books, but also one of the greatest dramas ever played out in the racing world. There were names to conjure with, worthy of the Sport of Kings. The bloodline of Native Dancer. The teen wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The once unbeatable Calumet Farm—the Damn Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned by brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t let even a conviction and a prison sentence for securities violations stand in the way of his dreams of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, of course, Churchill Downs. It has been thirty-five years since Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years when no other horse has won it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic battle to life. Not just two magnificent Thoroughbreds but the colorful human personalities surrounding them, caught up in an ever-intensifying battle of will and wits that lasted until the photo finish of the final Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the history books.
Author: Sarah M. Reuss
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice focuses on Respiratory Medicine and Surgery. Editors Sarah Reuss and Berkley Chesen have assembled a team of expert authors on such topics as: Update on Non-Infectious Inflammatory Diseases, Update on Streptococcus equi subspecies equi Infections, Update on Bacterial Pneumonia and Pleuropneumonia in the Adult Horse, Update on Bacterial Pneumonia in the Foal and Weanling, Update on Viral diseases of the Equine Respiratory Tract, Update on Fungal Pneumonia in the Equine, Update on Interstitial Pneumonia, Update on Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, Diagnostic Imaging of the Upper Airway, Update on Disorders and Treatment of the Pharynx, and more!
Author: Vidisha Barua Worley,Robert M. Worley
Category: Social Science
This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. • Contains approximately 225 entries, comprehensively examining all aspects of American prisons and jails • Includes an Annotated List of Relevant Organizations and Institutes for ease of reference • Provides a chronology of important developments related to prisons and jails in US history • Lists print, electronic, and multimedia resources in a bibliography for readers interested in exploring the topic further
Author: Monty Roberts
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Dies ist die faszinierende Lebensgeschichte des Mannes, der die Sprache der Pferde beherrscht und mit seinem Körper ausdrückt. Monty Roberts ist der wahre "horse whisperer", der echte Pferdeflüsterer. Seit frühester Jugend arbeitet er mit Pferden. Seine dabei entwickelte Trainingsmethode ist revolutionierend: Sie ist ständiger Dialog, ist ein geduldiges, respektvolles Eingehen auf den Partner Pferd. Der Erfolg bestätigt Monty Roberts! Seine Arbeitsweise kennt keine Verlierer und ist der überzeugende Beweis dafür, daß zwischen Mensch und Natur ein gewaltfreier, friedlicher Dialog möglich ist. In England und Amerika bereits ein Bestseller! Dieses einzigartige Buch wird nicht nur bei allen Reitern und Pferdefreunden Begeisterung wecken.
A Biography of Virginia Claypool Meredith
Author: Fred Whitford,Andrew G. Martin,Phyllis Mattheis
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Virginia Claypool Meredith's role in directly managing the affairs of a large and prosperous farm in east-central Indiana opened doors that were often closed to women in late nineteenth century America. Her status allowed her to campaign for the education of women, in general, and rural women, in particular. While striving to change society's expectations for women, she also gave voice to the important role of women in the home. A lifetime of dedication made Virginia Meredith "the most remarkable woman in Indiana" and the "Queen of American Agriculture." Meredith was also an integral part of the history of Purdue University. She was the first woman appointed to serve on the university's board of trustees, had a residence hall named in her honor, and worked with her adopted daughter, Mary L. Matthews, in creating the School of Home Economics, the predecessor of today's College of Consumer and Family Sciences.
Author: Hans-Heinrich Isenbart,Emil Martin Bührer
Category: Horse breeds
The story of the horse in words and pictures, his evolution from his earliest origins to what he is today as Man's devoted servitor.
Author: Melchior Joseph Eugène Daumas
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
Author: Jonathan Pycock,Juan C. Samper,Angus O. McKinnon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Offering the most current insights on horse breeding, this book covers the entire reproductive system, normal and abnormal mare physiology, and a wide range of reproductive problems commonly seen in both the mare and stallion. Coverage includes advanced reproductive techniques, with numerous breeding strategies to help you achieve optimal fertility rates. Features the most current information available on equine reproduction, including the latest therapies and treatments for breeding dysfunction, as well as advances in reproductive techniques Focuses on therapy and treatment to provide practitioners with quick access to key information Features the shared experience and valuable advice of world-renowned experts who have first-hand knowledge of which treatments and therapies are most effective
Author: American Veterinary Medical Association
Category: Veterinary medicine
A Descriptive Guide to Print and Non-print Directories, Buyer's Guides, Rosters, and Other Address Lists of All Kinds
Author: Guy Baratoux,Victor Siméon
The full-color illustrations in this folio-sized encyclopedia showcase the legendary qualities of the horse, including its history, breeding, and training. The horse has served as an inspiration to poets and artists, played a major role in shaping history
Author: Karl-Werner Bachmann
Their Breeding in Full, by Whom Bred, and by Whom Trained
Author: Joseph Osborne
Category: American literature