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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • 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...

  • Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentuckyby Eric A. Moyen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated the institution and issued a report calling for a massive transformation of the university, including the hiring of a new president who... more...

  • The Philosophy of David Lynchby William J. Devlin; Shai Biderman; Robert Arp; Patricia Brace; Simon Riches; Sander Lee; Russell Manning; Ronie Parciack; Mark Walling; Jennifer L. McMahon; Tal Correm; Richard Gaughran; Shai Frogel; Scott Suter; Robert Southard; Assaf Tabeka

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    From his cult classic television series Twin Peaks to his most recent film Inland Empire (2006), David Lynch is best known for his unorthodox narrative style. An award-winning director, producer, and writer, Lynch distorts and disrupts traditional storylines and offers viewers a surreal, often nightmarish perspective. His unique approach to... more...

  • Constructing Affirmative Actionby David Hamilton Golland

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00

    Between 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson defined affirmative action as a legitimate federal goal, and 1972, when President Richard M. Nixon named one of affirmative action's chief antagonists the head of the Department of Labor, government officials at all levels addressed racial economic inequality in earnest. Providing members of historically... more...

  • Surface and Destroyby Michael Sturma

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • Nothing Less Than Warby Justus D. Doenecke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    When war broke out in Europe in 1914, political leaders in the United States were swayed by popular opinion to remain neutral; yet less than three years later, the nation declared war on Germany. In Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I, Justus D. Doenecke examines the clash of opinions over the war during this... more...