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  • My Dear Bessieby Chris Barker; Bessie Moore; Simon Garfield; Simon Garfield

    Canongate Books 2015; US$ 12.46

    In September 1943, a twenty-nine-year-old postal clerk from North London named Chris Barker found a spare hour to write to a work colleague named Bessie Moore. His letter was innocent enough, but Bessie's response was unexpectedly enthusiastic. By their third exchange, it was clear to both of them they had ignited a passion that would not easily be... more...

  • Hello, Janiceby Henry Giles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The novels of Janice Holt Giles grew in part from her marriage to Kentuckian Henry Giles. That union and the couple's settling near Henry's boyhood home in Kentucky provided the source and inspiration for Janice's earliest books and influenced much of her later writing. Hello, Janice tells the story of how their marriage came about. more...

  • Monterrey Is Ours!by Robert H. Ferrell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "Here we are on the banks of the Nueces in the grand camp of the army of occupation." So wrote Lt. Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana when in 1845, not many months before the outbreak of the Mexican War, he joined the white-tented encampment of General Zachary Taylor in Texas. And so he continued writing during the uncertain life of camp and campaign... more...

  • For Honor, Glory, and Unionby William Haines Lytle

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Cincinnati native William Haines Lytle volunteered for service in the Mexican War in late 1847. A pro-states' rights Democrat with strong family ties to Kentucky, he nevertheless chose to protect and defend the Union upon the outbreak of the Civil War. Lytle's Mexican War service primarily consisted of garrison duty, but during the Civil War he became... more...

  • While Father Is Awayby Jennifer Cain Bohrnstedt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    While Father is Away reveals the intimate story of a British-American's role in the American Civil War. William Bradbury's letters home provide a rare window on the unique relationships among husband, wife, and children while a father was away at war. Yorkshire attorney turned Union volunteer soldier Bradbury became a "privileged private" with... more...

  • Prince of Dublin Printersby Robert E. Ward

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Here for the first time are gathered together the extant letters of George Faulkner, Irish printer in eighteenth-century Dublin. These firsthand accounts give an unprecedented view of Anglo-Irish social and political events, as well as a view of an Anglo-Irish printer-publisher at work. Faulkner discusses a wide range of subjects, including theatrical... more...

  • The Correspondence of Washington Allstonby Nathalia Wright

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Washington Allston (1779-1843), the first major American artist trained in Europe, produced important paintings, explored sculpture and architecture, and published poetry and art criticism. On his return to America he became influential in the cultural and intellectual life of New England. Allston "knew everyone" and corresponded with many of the... more...

  • Letters from a Young Shakerby William S. Byrd

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 22.00

    In the early nineteenth century, a young man belonging to the prominent Byrd family of Virginia, the grandson of William Byrd III, took up residence in the Shaker community at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Over the next two years, 1826--1828, he wrote a series of letters to his father, a federal judge in Ohio, describing his experiences and his impressions... more...

  • It Seems to Meby Leonard C. Schlup; Donald W. Whisenhunt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    One of the most important women of the 20th Century, Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was also one of its most prolific letter writers. Yet never before has a selection of her letters to public figures, world leaders, and individuals outside her family been made available to general readers and to historians unable to visit the archives at Hyde Park.... more...

  • The Republic of Letters in Americaby Thomas Daniel Young; John J. Hindle

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The correspondence of John Peale Bishop and Allen Tate, extending from 1929 to the time of Bishop's death in 1944, embraces the period of the Great Depression and the coming of World War II. In that richly eventful period in the development of American literature, these two men of letters were continually exchanging news and comment about the activities,... more...