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Tobacco and Kentucky

For centuries before Europeans came to the New World, tobacco had an important role in the religious...

Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood

Engulfed

The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood

From Double Indemnity to The Godfather , the stories behind some of the greatest films ever...

The Hatfields and the McCoys

The Hatfield-McCoy feud has long been the most famous vendetta of the southern Appalachians. Over...

Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint

Basketball and Philosophy

Thinking Outside the Paint

With a Foreword by Dick Vitale What can the film Hoosiers teach us about the meaning of life? How...

The Philosophy of Horror

Sitting on pins and needles, anxiously waiting to see what will happen next, horror audiences crave...

King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership

King of the Mountain

The Nature of Political Leadership

People may choose to ignore their animal heritage by interpreting their behavior as divinely...

Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea

Submarine Commander

A Story of World War II and Korea

A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major...

The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces

The Quiet Professional

Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces

Major Richard J. "Dick" Meadows is renowned in military circles as a key figure in the development...

Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Foreign Policy, Inc.

Privatizing America's National Interest

Elected officials, and especially presidential candidates, increasingly are asked to define their...

Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Vietnam Declassified is a detailed account of the CIA's effort to help South Vietnamese authorities...