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E. P. Dutton & Co. New York City, New York, 1941. 349 pp.
 
  Men of the Mountains  
  Men of the Mountains was Jesse Stuart’s second book of short stories to be published, twenty-one in number. In this book Stuart writes about the “comedy and the drama in the lives of men and women, young and old, of his own Kentucky” (Dust Jacket). He dedicated  the book “To Martha [Foley] and Whit [Burnett] who published my first story.” The story, “Battle Keaton Dies,” was the first short story Stuart wrote; it was published in Story in its July 1935 issue and was included in Stuart’s first collection of short stories, Head of W-Hollow. The story was based on Stuart’s grandfather Nathan Hilton.
 

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