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  • Beneath the Heart of the Seaby Owen Chase

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 5.82

    Discover the amazing true story behind the inspiration for Herman Melville?s Moby Dick and the new feature film Heart of the Sea. A tragic yet riveting narration of life and death and man against the elements, Beneath the Heart of the Sea is an extreme account of shipwreck survival. On the morning of November 20,1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles... more...

  • Chesapeake Goldby Susan Brait

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The figure of an old man poling a skiff toward shore against the evening light engaged Susan Brait to learn about Chesapeake Bay, and it is that image which opens this her book on the oystermen of the Bay and the sapping of their traditional life, and even the bounty of the Bay itself, by the demands of American society. With directness and poetic... more...

  • Land Between the Lakesby Frank E. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area lies in western Kentucky and Tennessee, between two huge lakes formed by dams on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.Some 170,000 acres bounded by 300 miles of shoreline, Land Between the Lakes is blessed with a rich variety of plant and animal life. Conceived and administrated by the Tennessee Valley Authority,... more...

  • Kingsport, Tennesseeby Margaret Ripley Wolfe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Kingsport, Tennessee, was the first thoroughly diversified, professionally planned, and privately financed city in twentieth-century America. The advent of this so-called model city, a glittering new industrial jewel in the green mountains, offered area residents an alternative to rural life and staid small-town existence as the new century dawned.... more...

  • Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novelby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the... more...

  • Travels Between the Hudson and the Mississippiby Moritz Busch; Norman H. Binger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Moritz Busch, a German journalist, theologian, and participant in the Revolution of 1848, proved himself both an accurate observer and a sensitive interpreter of American life in the mid-nineteenth century. His charming and richly detailed account has been translated into English for the first time. Not only an outstanding travel account, it proves... more...

  • Chateaubriand's Travels in Americaby François-René de Chateaubriand; Richard Switzer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Chateaubriand's Travels in America , presented here in its first modern translation, was a reflection of the attitudes of his epoch toward the New World. And at the same time, because of his enormous literary reputation, it has continued to be a major source of European impressions about America. The America portrayed by Chateaubriand was much more... more...

  • Innocent Abroadby Jerome Meckier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1842, Victorian England's foremost novelist visited America, naively expecting both a return to Eden and an ideal republic that would demonstrate progress as a natural law. Instead, Charles Dickens suffered a traumatic disappointment that darkened his vision of society and human nature for the remainder of his career. His second tour, in 1867-68,... more...

  • Gold Rush Diaryby Thomas D. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Among the hundreds captivated by the vision of quick riches in the gold fields of California was Elisha Douglass Perkins, a tall handsome youth from Marietta, Ohio, who has here left a remarkable first-hand account of the great trek westward in 1849. Perkins' diary is an unusually full and intimate record of crossing the plains and mountains of the... more...

  • Road Of Stars To Santiagoby Edward F. Stanton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the tradition of Colin Fletcher's The Man Who Walked Through Time and William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways , Edward F. Stanton has written a quietly beautiful and engrossing account of his own pilgrimage. Road of Stars to Santiago is a personal story of his journey along what has been called "the premier cultural route of Europe." ... more...