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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • The Art of Commandby Harry S. Laver; Jeffrey J. Matthews

    The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 21.95

    What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? The Art of Command illustrates that great leaders become great through a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings. Harry S.... more...

  • Obama at Warby Ryan C. Hendrickson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During President Barack Obama's first term in office, the United States expanded its military presence in Afghanistan and increased drone missile strikes across Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The administration also deployed the military to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean, engaged in a sustained bombing operation in Libya, and deployed U.S. Special... more...

  • Kentucky Maverickby Carlton Jackson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 29.95

    Colonel George M. Chinn's (1902--1987) life story reads more like fiction than the biography of a Kentucky soldier. A smart and fun-loving character, Chinn attended Centre College and played on the famous "Praying Colonels" football team that won the 1921 national championship. After graduation, he returned to his home in Mercer County and partnered... more...

  • Democracy in Central Asiaby Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy. In practice, however, international attempts to expand representative forms of government have been inconsistent and are often perceived in the West to have been failures. The states of Central Asia, in particular, seem to be "democracy resistant," and their governments have continued... more...

  • The Price of China's Economic Developmentby Zhaohui Hong

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    The People's Republic of China has experienced significant transformations since Deng Xiaoping instituted economic reforms in 1978. Subsequent leaders continued and often broadened Deng's policies, shifting the nation from agrarianism to industrialism, from isolation to internationalism, and from centralized planning to market-based economics. As... more...

  • The Air Force Way of Warby Brian D. Laslie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    On December 18, 1972, more than one hundred U.S. B-52 bombers flew over North Vietnam to initiate Operation Linebacker II. During the next eleven days, sixteen of these planes were shot down and another four suffered heavy damage. These losses soon proved so devastating that Strategic Air Command was ordered to halt the bombing. The U.S. Air Force's... more...

  • Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachersby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 24.95

    In an educational era defined by large school campuses and overcrowded classrooms, it is easy to overlook the era of one-room schools, when teachers filled every role, including janitor, and provided a familylike atmosphere in which children also learned from one another. In Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers, William Lynwood Montell... more...

  • Arthur Pennby Nat Segaloff

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    Arthur Penn: American Director is the comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters lucidly convey the story of Penn's life and career, as well as pertinent events in the history of American film, theater, and television. In the process of tracing the full spectrum of his career, Arthur... more...

  • Voices from the Peace Corpsby Angene Wilson; Jack Wilson; Christopher J. Dodd

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. In the fifty years since, nearly 200,000 Americans have served in 139 countries, providing technical assistance, promoting a better understanding of American culture, and bringing the world back to the United States. In Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky... more...

  • After the Dreamby Timothy J. Minchin; John A. Salmond

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    Martin Luther King's 1965 address from Montgomery, Alabama, the center of much racial conflict at the time and the location of the well-publicized bus boycott a decade earlier, is often considered by historians to be the culmination of the civil rights era in American history. In his momentous speech, King declared that segregation was "on its deathbed"... more...