Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South is now the most decorated book published by University Press of Kentucky in many years.
Most recently, Bloody Breathitt author T.R.C. Hutton received the 2014 Kentucky History Award given by the Kentucky Historical Society. The Appalachian Writers Association selected the book as the 2014 Nonfiction Book of the Year. Previously, the Bloody Breathitt received the 2013 Weatherford Award for Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the Wiley-Silver Prize.
“The announcement of these two awards makes 'Bloody Breathitt' the press’ most decorated book in my tenure,” said UPK Director Stephen M. Wrinn.
The Kentucky History Awards ceremony will be Friday, November 7, at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. The ceremony is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.history.ky.gov/historyawards.