Eddie Price ~ Kentucky Author

The Kentucky Humanities Council and the Casey County Friends of the Library Bring You

Kentucky Author ~ October 18, 2013 ~ 6:30pm ~ Library Community Room


Kentucky author, Eddie Price fulfilled a lifelong dream when his historical fiction novel, Widder’s Landing, was published in September 2012. After five years of travel, interviews, research, writing, and editing, he discovered the real work lay ahead of him. His novel, Widder’s Landing has defied the odds, and he will share his experiences in an engaging talk that encourages audience participation.  Mr. Price will also talk about 1812: Remember the Raisin!  ” Kentucky’s contribution in the War of 1812 was vital to the American War effort. This presentation shows how deeply Kentuckians were involved economically, politically, militarily, and emotionally. The massacre at River Raisin gave rise to the battle cry of the war: “Remember the Raisin!” Governor Isaac Shelby left Frankfort to lead troops along the northern frontier and commanded victorious soldiers at the Battle of the Thames. After all they had sacrificed, Kentuckians answered the call once more to defend New Orleans. The epic battle on the sugarcane plantations below the city provided redemption for the young American nation ─ and for a state seeking to shed its pioneer image to become one of the more influential states in the union.