This volume presents the most important public papers of Bert T. Combs during the four years he served as goverr of Kentucky. Arranged chrologically, the papers reveal the policy of the Combs administration as it evolved in the early years of the 1960s and show how the goverr dealt with varying concurrent problems. Although this collection is t intended as a definitive statement of the Combs administration, it provides important source material that will enable historians to study the broad spectrum of issues faced by the people of the Commonwealth at a time when considerable government-inspired change was occurring. John Ed Pearce has provided a perceptive introductory essay to the volume. The appendix offers a complete listing of speeches delivered by Goverr Combs during his term of office.
George William Robinson is professor of history and chairman of the department at Eastern Kentucky University.