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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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Horace Derwent
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
comprehensive
Jaime Contreras
This is a treasury of American myths and legends. The reader will find many familiar tales of heroes and villains in this collection that ranges from the pioneering days to the 19th century. One can appreciate the strength and motivation that sustained and pushed these pioneers to conquer this land.
Sarah
Aug 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Christaaay - Christy Luis Reviews
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
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Edward
Aug 22, 2007 added it
My copy is by someone named "Kemp P. Battle". Whatever. Sex change?
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