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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • River of Hopeby Elizabeth Gritter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    One of the largest southern cities and a hub for the cotton industry, Memphis, Tennessee, was at the forefront of black political empowerment during the Jim Crow era. Compared to other cities in the South, Memphis had an unusually large number of African American voters. Black Memphians sought reform at the ballot box, formed clubs, ran for office,... more...

  • The Philosophy of Tim Burtonby Jennifer L. McMahon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Director and producer Tim Burton impresses audiences with stunning visuals, sinister fantasy worlds, and characters whose personalities are strange and yet familiar. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dalí, Washington Irving, and Dr. Seuss, Burton's creations frequently elicit both alarm and wonder. Whether crafting... more...

  • The Philosophy of Michael Mannby Steven Sanders; Aeon J. Skoble; R. Barton Palmer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television and feature films as a writer, director, and executive producer. His unique visual sense and thematic approach are evident in the Emmy Award-winning... more...

  • Hitchcock's Partner in Suspenseby Charles Bennett; John Charles Bennett

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett (1899--1995) lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television writer, and novelist in both England and Hollywood left him with many amusing anecdotes, opinions about his craft, and impressions of the... more...

  • Selma to Saigonby Daniel S. Lucks

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 35.00

    The civil rights and anti--Vietnam War movements were the two greatest protests of twentieth-century America. The dramatic escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam in 1965 took precedence over civil rights legislation, which had dominated White House and congressional attention during the first half of the decade. The two issues became intertwined... more...

  • The War That Never Endsby David L. Anderson; John Ernst

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 28.00

    More than three decades after the withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War still resonates in political and cultural discourse and still motivates vibrant historical inquiry. The eminent scholars featured in The War That Never Ends present the newest perspectives on the war in Vietnam, from the homefront to Ho Chi Minh City,... more...

  • The Olmsted Parks of Louisvilleby Patricia Dalton Haragan; Susan M. Rademacher; Susan Wilson; Chris Bidwell; Daniel H. Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00

    Frederick Law Olmsted, popularly known as the "Father of American Landscape Architecture," is famous for designing New York City's Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, and the campuses of institutions such as Stanford University and the University of Chicago. His celebrated projects in Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee, and other cities led to... more...

  • So Much to Loseby William J. Rust

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Before U.S. combat units were deployed to Vietnam, presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy strove to defeat a communist-led insurgency in Laos. This impoverished, landlocked Southeast Asian kingdom was geopolitically significant because it bordered more powerful communist and anticommunist nations. The Ho Chi Minh Trail, which traversed the country, was... more...

  • Advance and Destroyby John Rickard

    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 Brown

    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...