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  • General Jacob Deversby John A. Adams

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Of the leaders of the American Army in World War II, Jacob Devers is undoubtedly the "forgotten four star." Plucked from relative obscurity in the Canal Zone, Devers was one of four generals selected by General of the Army George Marshall in 1941 to assist him in preparing the Army for war. He quickly became known in Army circles for his "can do"... more...

  • 21st Century Simsby Benjamin Armstrong

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    For more than two decades at the beginning of the 20th century William S. Sims was at the forefront of naval affairs. From the revolution in naval gunnery that he led as a junior officer, to his advocacy for the Dreadnaught style all-big-gun battleship, to his development of torpedo boat and destroyer operations, he was a central figure in helping... more...

  • Reconciling and Rehumanizing Indigenous?Settler Relationsby Nadia Ferrara

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Reconciling and Rehumanizing Indigenous?Settler Relations is a personal narrative of an applied anthropologist?s experience in working with indigenous peoples of Canada. Nadia Ferrara calls for all North Americans to engage in ?restorying? their nation?s history by acknowledging the injustices that indigenous peoples have faced and continue to... more...

  • "Times Are Altered with Us"by Roger M. Carpenter

    Wiley 2015; US$ 84.95

    "Times Are Altered with Us": American Indians from Contact to the New Republic offers a concise and engaging introduction to the turbulent 300-year-period of the history of Native Americans and their interactions with Europeans?and then Americans?from 1492 to 1800. Considers the interactions of American Indians at many points of "First Contact"... 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...

  • Rock Art Of Kentuckyby Jr. Fred E. Coy; Thomas C. Fuller; Larry G. Meadows; James F. Swauger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Rock Art of Kentucky is the first comprehensive documentation of the fragile remnants of Kentucky's prehistoric Native American rock art sites. Found in twenty-two of Kentucky's counties, these sites pan a period of more than three thousand years. The most frequent design elements in Kentucky rock art are engravings of the footprints of birds,... more...

  • Rooseveltby Sean J. Savage

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    FDR -- the wily political opportunist glowing with charismatic charm, a leader venerated and hated with equal vigor -- such is one common notion of a president elected to an unprecedented four terms. But in this first comprehensive study of Roosevelt's leadership of the Democratic party, Sean Savage reveals a different man. He contends that, far from... more...

  • Congressional Conservatism and the New Dealby James T. Patterson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    History faced by the disaster of depression, Congress in the early 1930s proved amenable to the far-reaching demands and programs presented to it by the newly elected President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, but by 1937 it showed increasing resistance, even outright opposition, to many New Deal measures. In this study, James T. Patterson examines this resurgence... more...

  • Claude A. Swanson of Virginiaby Henry C. Jr. Ferrell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Spanning most of the years of the one-party South, the public career of Virginian Claude A. Swanson, congressman, governor, senator, and secretary of the navy, extended from the second administration of Grover Cleveland into that of Franklin Roosevelt. His record, writes Henry C. Ferrell, Jr., in this definitive biography, is that of "a skillful legislative... more...

  • Prophet Without Honorby F. Ross Peterson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Glen Taylor's colorful political career, which ran its course from 1944 to 1956, saw him rise from a barnstorming musician to candidate for the vice-presidency of the United States on the 1948 Progressive party ticket. In this illuminating study, Mr. Peterson delineates the life and public career of this man who, though relatively unknown, articulated... more...