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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • Kentucky's Cookbook Heritageby John van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals -- from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it -- illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society's... more...

  • Driving with the Deadby Jane Hicks; George Ella Lyon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 12.99

    Appalachia is no stranger to loss. The region suffers regular ecological devastation wrought by strip mining, fracking, and deforestation as well as personal tragedy brought on by enduring poverty and drug addiction. In Driving with the Dead, Appalachian poet, teacher, and artist Jane Hicks weaves an earnest and impassioned elegy for an imperiled... more...

  • Sylvia Rafaelby Ram Oren; Moti Kfir; Shlomo (Ret.) Gazit

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 29.95

    "There is a lack of quiet in Sylvia that craves for action.... She knows that she is special and that she possesses unusual and varied abilities." -- From the Mossad's psychological evaluation of Sylvia Rafael When Moti Kfir, head of the Academy for Special Operations of the Mossad, first interviewed Sylvia Rafael in a coffee shop, he knew she would... more...

  • Wildcat Memoriesby Doug Brunk; Dan Issel

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 17.95

    Since the tenure of Coach Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team has been a virtual powerhouse, repeatedly dominating the Southeastern Conference and garnering eight national titles. UK basketball is a homegrown tradition for sports enthusiasts, fostering a community that thrives on the camaraderie of fandom and devotedly... more...

  • Madam Belleby Maryjean Wall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 24.95

    Belle Brezing made a major career move when she stepped off the streets of Lexington, Kentucky, and into Jennie Hill's bawdy house -- an upscale brothel run out of a former residence of Mary Todd Lincoln. At nineteen, Brezing was already infamous as a youth steeped in death, sex, drugs, and scandal. But it was in Miss Hill's "respectable" establishment... more...

  • Bourbon Dessertsby Lynn Marie Hulsman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 19.95

    The flavor of bourbon adds flair and sophistication to every occasion. Celebrations in the Bluegrass State -- or any state, for that matter -- are never complete without the unique richness of this signature drink. Every holiday party is made warmer with bourbon balls and velvety bourbon eggnog, and no respectable Kentucky Derby party is complete... more...

  • The Graves County Boysby Marianne Walker; Joe B. Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 21.95

    In 1952, just one year after Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky Wildcats won their third national championship in four years, an unlikely high school basketball team from rural Graves County, Kentucky, stole the spotlight and the media's attention. Inspired by young coach Jack Story and by the Harlem Globetrotters, the Cuba Cubs grabbed headlines... more...

  • Diplomatic Gamesby Heather L. Dichter; Andrew L. Johns

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    International sporting events, including the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup, have experienced profound growth in popularity and significance since the mid-twentieth century. Sports often facilitate diplomacy, revealing common interests across borders and uniting groups of people who are otherwise divided by history, ethnicity, or politics. In... more...

  • Arthur Pennby Nat Segaloff

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    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 Penn... more...

  • Surface and Destroyby Michael Sturma

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 29.95

    World War II submariners rarely experienced anything as exhilarating or horrifying as the surface gun attack. Between the ocean floor and the rolling whitecaps above, submarines patrolled a dark abyss in a fusion of silence, shadows, and steel, firing around eleven thousand torpedoes, sinking Japanese men-of-war and more than one thousand merchant... more...