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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • The Quiet Professionalby Alan Hoe; Peter J. USA (Ret.) Schoomaker

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 19.95

    Major Richard J. "Dick" Meadows is renowned in military circles as a key figure in the development of the U.S. Army Special Operations. A highly decorated war veteran of the engagements in Korea and Vietnam, Meadows was instrumental in the founding of the U.S. Delta Force and hostage rescue force. Although he officially retired in 1977, Meadows could... more...

  • For Brotherhood and Dutyby Brian R. McEnany

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the tense months leading up to the American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to dissolve around them. Students from both the North and South struggled to understand events such as John Brown's Raid, the secession of eleven states from the Union,... more...

  • The American South and the Vietnam Warby Joseph A. Fry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    To fully comprehend the Vietnam War, it is essential to understand the central role that southerners played in the nation's commitment to the war, in the conflict's duration, and in the fighting itself. President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and Secretary of State Dean Rusk of Georgia oversaw the dramatic escalation of U.S. military involvement from... more...

  • Order in Chaosby Hermann Balck; David T. Zabecki; Carlo D'Este; Dieter J. Biedekarken; David T. Zabecki; Dieter J. Biedekarken

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    German general Hermann Balck (1897--1982) was considered to be one of World War II's greatest battlefield commanders. His brilliantly fought battles were masterpieces of tactical agility, mobile counterattack, and the technique of Auftragstaktik, or "mission command." However, because he declined to participate in the U.S. Army's military history... 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...

  • 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

    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...