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Great American Folklore

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  77 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Great American Folklore: Legends, Tales, Ballds and Superstitions, by Battle, Kemp P., comp.
Hardcover, 644 pages
Published May 6th 1986 by DoubleDay (first published 1986)
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Christy Luis
Entertaining collection with great introductions to each section. I didn't read all of it, but I enjoyed much of what I did read. Some of my favorites: "The Mermaid"; "High Horse's Courting: A Sioux Love Story"; "The Shallows of the Ford" by Henry Herbert Knibbs"; "Judge Parker, the Hanging Judge"; "Outlaw Women"; "No Complaints"; and "The Cowboy's Last Request."

The chapters I read offered a good feel for the humorous, nostalgic mix of America's folklore. I certainly plan to return to this colle
Donald Stevens
What a great find at the libaray. There are some really funny tales in here.
I just finshed Oolah Oolah. It is such a great little tale when it is put in context of todays world.
I even found a tale about Febold Feboldson. He is a Nebraska farmer of great stories.
A great collection of different stories, organized well and summarized in each section. My only knock is that the book tries so hard to stay true to the oral tradition that some of the stories end up being poorly written.
Jaime Contreras
This is a treasurey of myths and legends. This is a greta collection of familiar tales of heroes and villains.
Aug 22, 2007 Edward added it
My copy is by someone named "Kemp P. Battle". Whatever. Sex change?
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