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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • Adventures in Paranormal Investigationby Joe Nickell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 29.95

    Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell is equally at home when recreating the mysterious Nasca lines at a remote site in Kentucky as he is in his research lab at the office of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has traveled the world, seeking to understand its strange mysteries. Nickell does not engage in hype or sensationalism, yet he avoids the... more...

  • Tales from Kentucky Nursesby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 24.95

    From frontier times to the present day, Kentucky nurses have served with intelligence and energy, always ensuring that their patients received the best available care. Noted folklorist and oral historian William Lynwood Montell collects nearly two hundred stories from these hard-working men and women in Tales from Kentucky Nurses . From humorous... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chinaberryby James Still; Silas House

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 14.95

    Celebrated as the "Dean of Appalachian Literature," James Still has won the appreciation of audiences in Appalachia and beyond for more than seventy years. The author of the classics River of Earth (1940) and The Wolfpen Poems (1986), Still is known for his careful prose construction and for the poetry of his meticulous, rhythmic style. Upon... more...

  • Raoul Walshby Marilyn Ann Moss

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    Raoul Walsh (1887--1980) was known as one of Hollywood's most adventurous, iconoclastic, and creative directors. He carved out an illustrious career and made films that transformed the Hollywood studio yarn into a thrilling art form. Walsh belonged to that early generation of directors -- along with John Ford and Howard Hawks -- who worked in the... more...

  • The Essential Sopranos Readerby David Lavery; Douglas L. Howard; Paul Levinson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 60.00

    The Sopranos is recognized as the most successful cable series in the history of television. The Washington Pos t has called the popular series, winner of twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes, "the television landmark that leaves other landmarks in the dust." In every aspect -- narrative structure, visual artistry, writing, intertextuality,... more...

  • Explaining Traditionsby Simon J. Bronner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00

    Why do humans hold onto traditions? Many pundits predicted that modernization and the rise of a mass culture would displace traditions, especially in America, but cultural practices still bear out the importance of rituals and customs in the development of identity, heritage, and community. In Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture... more...

  • Frontiers of Faithby John R. Dichtl

    The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 50.00

    Frontiers of Faith: Bringing Catholicism to the West in the Early Republic examines how Catholics in the early nineteenth-century Ohio Valley -- despite the evangelical success of the Protestant faith during the Second Great Awakening -- expanded their church, strengthened their connections to Rome, and sought fellowship with their non-Catholic neighbors.... more...