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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • The Flaming Swordby Thomas Dixon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 30.00

    " Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century Klan trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and still controversial film The Birth of a Nation (1915). In his twenty-eighth and last novel, The Flaming Sword (1939), Dixon... more...

  • The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammerby F. Douglas Scutchfield; Paul Evans Jr. Holbrook; Paul M. Pearson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Poet, social justice advocate, and theologian Thomas Merton (1915--1968) is arguably the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. In his short lifetime, he penned over seventy books and maintained a brisk correspondence with colleagues around the globe. However, many Merton scholars and fans remain unaware of the significant... more...

  • The Vandana Shiva Readerby Vandana Shiva; Wendell Berry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    "Her great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding of the importance of diversity." -- Wendell Berry, from the foreword Motivated by agricultural devastation in her home country of India,... more...

  • Running Mad for Kentuckyby Ellen Eslinger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The crossing of America's first great divide -- the Appalachian Mountains -- has been a source of much fascination but has received little attention from modern historians. In the eighteenth century, the Wilderness Road and Ohio River routes into Kentucky presented daunting natural barriers and the threat of Indian attack. Running Mad for Kentucky... more...

  • The Philosophy of War Filmsby David LaRocca

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00

    Wars have played a momentous role in shaping the course of human history. The ever-present specter of conflict has made it an enduring topic of interest in popular culture, and many movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, have sought to show the complexities and horrors of war on-screen. In The Philosophy of War Films , David... more...

  • Dalton Trumboby Larry Ceplair; Christopher Trumbo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    James Dalton Trumbo (1905--1976) is widely recognized for his work as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to answer questions about his prior involvement with the Communist Party, Trumbo sacrificed a successful career in Hollywood... more...

  • For a Voice and the Voteby Lisa Anderson Todd

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black Mississippians... more...

  • The Promise and Perils of Populismby Carlos de la Torre

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 30.00

    From the protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square to the Tea Party in the United States to the campaign to elect indigenous leader Evo Morales in Bolivia, modern populist movements command international attention and compel political and social change. When citizens demand "power to the people," they evoke corrupt politicians, imperialists, or oligarchies... more...

  • Civil Society and Politics in Central Asiaby Charles E. Ziegler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00

    The five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan constitute an area of increasing importance in global politics. The region currently serves as the main route for transporting American and NATO supplies and personnel into Afghanistan. Its Turkic Muslim peoples share ethnic and religious roots with China's... more...

  • Rock Fences of the Bluegrassby Carolyn Murray-Wooley; Karl Raitz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    Gray rock fences built of ancient limestone are hallmarks of Kentucky's Bluegrass landscape. Why did Kentucky farmers turn to rock as fence-building material when most had earlier used hardwood rails? Who were the masons responsible for Kentucky's lovely rock fences and what are the different rock forms used in this region? In this generously illustrated... more...