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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • Advance and Destroyby John Nelson Rickard; debra nystrom

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 34.95

    In the winter of 1944--1945, Hitler sought to divide Allied forces in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Luxembourg and Belgium. He deployed more than 400,000 troops in one of the last major German offensives of the war, which became known as the Battle of the Bulge, in a desperate attempt to regain the strategic initiative in the West. Hitler's... more...

  • African American Fraternities and Sororitiesby Tamara L. Brown; Gregory S. Parks; Clarenda M. Phillips

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 29.95

    The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors,... more...

  • Act of Justiceby Burrus M. Carnahan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2007; US$ 24.95

    In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would "have no lawful right" to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a proclamation intended to free all slaves throughout the Confederate states. When critics challenged the constitutional soundness of the act, Lincoln asserted... more...

  • Kontumby Thomas P. McKenna

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 34.95

    In the spring of 1972, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam in what became known as the Easter Offensive. Almost all of the American forces had already withdrawn from Vietnam except for a small group of American advisers to the South Vietnamese armed forces. The 23rd ARVN Infantry Division and its American advisers were sent to defend the provincial... more...

  • Crawfish Bottomby Douglas A. Boyd; W. Fitzhugh Brundage

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 24.00

    A small neighborhood in northern Frankfort, Kentucky, Crawfish Bottom was located on fifty acres of swampy land along the Kentucky River. "Craw's" reputation for vice, violence, moral corruption, and unsanitary conditions made it a target for urban renewal projects that replaced the neighborhood with the city's Capital Plaza in the mid-1960s. Douglas... more...

  • 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...

  • Explaining Traditionsby Simon J. Bronner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00

    Why do humans hold onto traditions? Many pundits predicted that modernization and the rise of a mass culture would displace traditions, especially in America, but cultural practices still bear out the importance of rituals and customs in the development of identity, heritage, and community. In Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture... more...

  • Steven Spielberg and Philosophyby Dean A. Kowalski

    The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 19.95

    Without question, few directors have had such a powerful influence on the film industry and the moviegoing public as Steven Spielberg. Often referred to as the most successful American filmmaker of all time, Spielberg has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director six times, winning twice -- for Schindler's List in 1994 and Saving Private... more...

  • Foreign Policy, Lawrence Davidson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 35.00

    Elected officials, and especially presidential candidates, increasingly are asked to define their relationships to special interest groups. Such special, or private, interests play a disproportionate role in politics and legislation, whether in the form of large commercial or ethnic lobbies or in the shadowy realm of backroom dealmaking. In Foreign... more...

  • When Winter Comeby Frank X Walker

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 15.00

    A sequel to the award-winning Buffalo Dance, Frank X Walker's When Winter Come: The Ascension of York is a dramatic reimagining of Lewis and Clark's legendary exploration of the American West. Grounded in the history of the famous trip, Walker's vibrant account allows York -- little more than a forgotten footnote in traditional narratives -- to embody... more...