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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • The Schlieffen Planby Hans Ehlert; Michael Epkenhans; David T. Zabecki; Gerhard P. Gross

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 75.00

    With the creation of the Franco-Russian Alliance and the failure of the Reinsurance Treaty in the late nineteenth century, Germany needed a strategy for fighting a two-front war. In response, Field Marshal Count Alfred von Schlieffen produced a study that represented the apex of modern military planning. His Memorandum for a War against France, which... more...

  • Saul Bassby Jan-Christopher Horak

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Iconic graphic designer and Academy Award--winning filmmaker Saul Bass (1920--1996) defined an innovative era in cinema. His title sequences for films such as Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959), and Billy Wilder's The Seven... more...

  • The Political Career of W. Kerr Scottby Julian M. Pleasants

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00

    When W. Kerr Scott (1896--1958) began his campaign for the North Carolina gubernatorial seat in 1948, his opponents derided his candidacy as a farce. However, the plainspoken dairy farmer quickly gathered loyal supporters and mobilized a grassroots attack on the entrenched interests that had long controlled the state government, winning the race in... more...

  • Rex Ingramby Ruth Barton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Noted for his charisma, talent, and striking good looks, director Rex Ingram (1893?1950) is ranked alongside D. W. Griffith, Marshall Neilan, and Erich von Stroheim as one of the greatest artists of the silent cinema. Ingram briefly studied sculpture at the Yale University School of Art after emigrating from Ireland to the United States in 1911; but... more...

  • Bruce Dernby Bruce Dern; Christopher Fryer; Robert Crane

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 19.95

    One of Hollywood's biggest personalities, Bruce Dern is not afraid to say what he thinks. He has left an indelible mark on numerous projects, from critically acclaimed films to made-for-TV movies and television series. His notable credits include The Great Gatsby (1974), The 'Burbs (1989), Monster (2003), Django Unchained (2012), and ... more...

  • Charles Waltersby Brent Phillips

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen ( The Barkleys of Broadway , 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of "Get Happy" ( Summer Stock , 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's golden age. During his career,... more...

  • Lincoln and Libertyby Lucas E. Morel; Clarence Thomas

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Since Abraham Lincoln's death, generations of Americans have studied his life, presidency, and leadership, often remaking him into a figure suited to the needs and interests of their own time. This illuminating volume takes a different approach to his political thought and practice. Here, a distinguished group of contributors argue that Lincoln's... 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...

  • 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...