Kentucky Clay: Eleven Generations of a Southern Dynasty
While Bateman’s work delineates her genealogy filled with the famous Clays and Cecils of Virginia and Kentucky, this is as much an intimate introduction into a “famous first family.” The relationships between the women, between them and their husbands and their love affairs with their houses make a rich narrative of this history.
“Kentucky Clay: Eleven Generations of a Southern Dynasty,” by Katherine Bateman. Copyright 2009, Chicago Review Press, Inc. 218 pages. Cloth, $24.95. chicagoreviewpress.com, 800-888-4741.