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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • Robert Frost and the New England Renaissanceby George Monteiro

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    "A poem is best read in the light of all the other poems ever written." So said Robert Frost in instructing readers on how to achieve poetic literacy. George Monteiro's newest book follows that dictum to enhance our understanding of Frost's most valuable poems by demonstrating the ways in which they circulate among the constellations of great poems... more...

  • Being, Man, and Deathby James M. Demske

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Death, a perennial problem for philosophers and theologians, is especially crucial in the thought of Martin Heidegger. This penetrating commentary presents the concept of death as a unifying motif that illuminates many of the difficulties and obscurities of Heidegger's philosophy. Heidegger comes to see death as revealing the ultimate meaning not... 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...

  • African American Fraternities and Sororitiesby Tamara L. Brown; Gregory S. Parks; Clarenda M. Phillips

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 29.95

    The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors,... more...

  • Act of Justiceby Burrus M. Carnahan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2007; US$ 24.95

    In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would "have no lawful right" to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a proclamation intended to free all slaves throughout the Confederate states. When critics challenged the constitutional soundness of the act, Lincoln asserted... 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...

  • One of Morgan's Menby John M. Porter; Kent Masterson Brown

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 32.50

    John Marion Porter (1839--1898) grew up working at his family's farm and dry goods store in Butler County, Kentucky. The oldest of Reverend Nathaniel Porter's nine children, he was studying to become a lawyer when the Civil War began. As the son of a family of slave owners, Porter identified with the Southern cause and wasted little time enlisting... more...