Mega Dose
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$19.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Remote Warehouse Travel- US Southern States
11 Remote Warehouse Travel- US Southern States

Other titles in the Weird series:

Weird Kentucky: Your Travel Guide to Kentucky's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird)

by

Weird Kentucky: Your Travel Guide to Kentucky's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird) Cover

ISBN13: 9781402754388
ISBN10: 1402754388
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Who knew My Old Kentucky Home could be so weird? As all Kentuckians know, there’s more to this state than derbies, bourbon, and a certain fried poultry. We’re nearly busting at the seams with local legends and unusual sights. Take a look around, and you’ll see all sorts of oddities, some supernatural, some just super weird, that make us proud to call Kentucky home. Follow our author, Jeffrey Scott Holland, as he tours you around every corner of the state to get you to your ultimate destination, the weird state of mind.

The Bluegrass State is indeed a haunted place––a mysterious landscape permeated with strange creatures, ancient and unexplained anomalies, offbeat characters, and some really bizarre roadside oddities. Visit the Lock & Key Coffeehouse, once a funeral parlor, bank, furniture store, and food stamp office. Head to Herrington Lake and be on the lookout for Herry, Kentucky’s most famous—and elusive—aquatic monster; drop in to Middlesboro, the only town in the U.S. built inside a meteor crater. We’ve got Goat Men and Lizard Men and albino ape creatures, not to mention the legendary Wampus Cat. Find out what the number thirteen and our state song have in common—it’s pretty creepy. The Creation Museum is here and so are the Gates of Hell. There’s even a museum for dummies and the world’s largest baseball bat. Experience Gravity Hill and learn just why on earth there is a cemetery right in the middle of the zoo!

Yes, the Bluegrass State is a whole lot weirder than you ever imagined, and it’s all here in these pages. So come along with Jeffrey and join the campaign to keep Kentucky weird! A brand-new entry in the best-selling Weird U.S. series, Weird Kentucky is packed with all that great stuff your history teacher wouldn’t teach you. It’s a journey you’ll never forget.

Synopsis:

"Best Travel Series of the Year 2006!"and#8212;Booklist

and#160;

Whatand#8217;s weird around here?

Thatand#8217;s a question Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman have enjoyed asking for yearsand#8212;and their offbeat sense of curiosity led them to create the bestselling phenomenon, Weird N.J. Now the weirdness has spread throughout key locales in the U.S. Each fun and intriguing volume offers more than 250 illustrated pages of places where tourists usually donand#8217;t ventureand#8212;itand#8217;s chock-full of oddball curiosities, ghostly places, local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, and peculiar roadside attractions. Whatand#8217;s NOT shockingly odd here: that every previously published Weird book has become a bestseller in its region.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

heyyCourtnayy, September 11, 2012 (view all comments by heyyCourtnayy)
I read this book a while ago and loved it. So many interesting things in it. I wish I could get a hold of it again!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402754388
Author:
Holland, Jeffrey Scott
Publisher:
Sterling
Foreword by:
Sceurman, Mark
Foreword by:
Moran, Mark
Foreword:
Moran, Mark
Foreword:
Sceurman, Mark
Author:
Moran, Mark
Author:
Sceurman, Mark
Subject:
United States / South / East South Central (AL, MS, KY, TN)
Subject:
United States - South - East South Central (General)
Subject:
United States - South - Kentucky
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
Kentucky Description and travel.
Subject:
Americana-Kentucky
Subject:
BG-REFERENCE - BG-REFERENCE
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Weird
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in

Related Subjects


Reference » General
Travel » North America » United States » Southern States

Weird Kentucky: Your Travel Guide to Kentucky's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$19.95 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Sterling - English 9781402754388 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

"Best Travel Series of the Year 2006!"and#8212;Booklist

and#160;

Whatand#8217;s weird around here?

Thatand#8217;s a question Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman have enjoyed asking for yearsand#8212;and their offbeat sense of curiosity led them to create the bestselling phenomenon, Weird N.J. Now the weirdness has spread throughout key locales in the U.S. Each fun and intriguing volume offers more than 250 illustrated pages of places where tourists usually donand#8217;t ventureand#8212;itand#8217;s chock-full of oddball curiosities, ghostly places, local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, and peculiar roadside attractions. Whatand#8217;s NOT shockingly odd here: that every previously published Weird book has become a bestseller in its region.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.