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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • All This Hellby Evelyn M. Monahan; Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.95

    ""Even though women were not supposed to be on the front lines, on the front lines we were. Women were not supposed to be interned either, but it happened to us. People should know what we endured. People should know what we can endure."" -- Lt. Col. Madeline Ullom More than one hundred U.S. Army and Navy nurses were stationed in Guam and the Philippines... more...

  • The Spanish Ballad in Englishby Shasta M. Bryant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This study offers an introduction to an important branch of Spanish literature -- the romance, or ballad. Although a great many of these poems have been translated into English by various authors, they are not generally known nor easily accessible. Collected here for the first time in a single volume is a broad and representative sampling of romances... more...

  • Committed to Victoryby Richard E. Holl

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    When World War II broke out in Europe in September 1939, Kentucky was still plagued by the Great Depression. Even though the inevitably of war had become increasingly apparent earlier that year, the citizens of the Commonwealth continued to view foreign affairs as a lesser concern compared to issues such as the lingering economic depression, the approaching... more...

  • The Birth of Bourbonby Carol Peachee; Jim Gray

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 29.95

    Whiskey making has been an integral part of American history since frontier times. In Kentucky, early settlers brought stills to preserve grain, and they soon found that the limestone-filtered water and the unique climate of the scenic Bluegrass region made it an ideal place for the production of barrel-aged liquor. And so, bourbon whiskey was born.... more...

  • Jacob L. Deversby James Scott Wheeler; Rick Atkinson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    General Jacob L. "Jake" Devers (1897--1979) was one of only two officers -- the other was Omar C. Bradley -- to command an army group during the decisive campaigns of 1944--1945 that liberated Europe and ended the war with Nazi Germany. After the war, Devers led the Army Ground Forces in the United States and eventually retired in 1949 after forty... more...

  • Venerable Treesby Tom Kimmerer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    When the first settlers arrived in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, they found an astonishing landscape of open woodland grazed by vast herds of bison. Farmers quickly replaced the bison with cattle, sheep, and horses, but left many of the trees to shade their pastures. Today, central Kentucky and central Tennessee still boast one of the largest... more...

  • The Manhattan Cocktailby Albert W. A. Schmid; Bridget Albert

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 14.95

    Alongside other classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, the Mint Julep, and the Martini, the Manhattan has been a staple of the sophisticated bar scene since the late nineteenth century. Never out of style, this iconic drink has seen a renaissance in the contemporary craft cocktail movement, its popularity boosted by TV's Mad Men . In theory,... more...

  • Lincoln's Final Hoursby Kathryn Canavan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 29.95

    When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln's head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike. In a split second, the story of a nation was changed. During the hours that followed, America's future would hinge on what happened... more...

  • Advance and Destroyby John Nelson Rickard; debra nystrom

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 34.95

    In the winter of 1944--1945, Hitler sought to divide Allied forces in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Luxembourg and Belgium. He deployed more than 400,000 troops in one of the last major German offensives of the war, which became known as the Battle of the Bulge, in a desperate attempt to regain the strategic initiative in the West. Hitler's... more...

  • Freedom Rightsby Danielle L. McGuire; John Dittmer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    In his seminal article "Freedom Then, Freedom Now," renowned civil rights historian Steven F. Lawson described his vision for the future study of the civil rights movement. Lawson called for a deeper examination of the social, economic, and political factors that influenced the movement's development and growth. He urged his fellow scholars to connect... more...