Night Comes to the Cumberlands

  • by Harry M. Caudill
  • Narrated by Ed Sala
  • 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After its publication in 1962, Harry M. Caudill’s acclaimed portrait of the southern Appalachian Mountains became a rallying cry for action against the poverty plaguing the region. Here Caudill explores the area’s history, from its first settlement to the Civil War, and from the rise of coal barons to the economic despair of the 1950s and 1960s.


What the Critics Say

“[A] masterpiece of cogent argument for specific solutions to specific problems.” (Kirkus Reviews)


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Excellent, revealing history, still currently relevant

Explicitly describes how the Tennessee Valley Authority is directly responsible for government sanctioned mountain top removal and destruction of the Cumberland Plateau
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- Vernon Cook

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-17-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books