University Press of Kentucky
University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of academic books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields and the publication of significant books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, serving all Kentucky state-sponsored institutions of higher learning as well as seven private colleges and Kentucky’s two major historical societies.
The Stone Catchers Cover The Stone Catchers Cover
Format: 
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781985900547
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781985900554
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Description:
In a span of minutes, the lives of four members of Brickton Community College change forever when an active shooter enters the campus and opens fire. Running on adrenaline and fear, the group—a crew of students and their teacher—subdues the perpetrator in a violent frenzy that leads to the man's death. Reeling from the shock of their collective actions, the group is thrown into turmoil when they realize that the person they have killed is someone they all knew.
Foraging Kentucky Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780813199061
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 205 color illustrations
Description:
With rich soils, thousands of creeks, and thirteen major river basins, the state of Kentucky is abundant with wild edibles that not only are delicious but also can be useful for medicinal purposes. Various species of wildflowers such as spring beauty, edible fungi like chanterelles, and tree crops such as hickory nuts may be foraged and pickled, steamed, candied, or stir-fried to create an enticing, healthy, and substantial meal. Foraging Kentucky is an expansive beginners' guide to safely and ethically foraging in the state.
Appalachian Ghost Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780813198996
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2024
Series: Appalachian Futures: Black, Native, and Queer Voices
Illustrations: 87 color illustrations
Description:
In the early days of the Great Depression, the search for steady work drove hundreds of migrant laborers - many of whom were African American - from all over Appalachia to a rural area near Fayetteville, West Virginia. Union Carbide Corporation had begun construction on a three-mile tunnel to divert the New River, and many hands were needed. Toiling for five years in confined spaces with poor ventilation, no means of dust control, and limited use of personal breathing protection, the workers were repeatedly exposed to pure silica dust.
Endangered and Disappearing Birds of Appalachia and the Southeast Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780813198361
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 49 maps, 118 color illustrations
Description:
From the most unforgiving of concrete jungles to the pastoral reaches of the countryside, birds are among the most plentiful and plainly visible animals on the planet. For millions of years, they have survived in every known biome, carving out ecological niches for themselves and their offspring and often thriving. But this remarkable adaptability can only go so far.
Shaker Made Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780813198767
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 182 b&w illustrations
Description:
Although there are currently only a handful of members of the Shaker faith and one active community in the world today, Shakerism at its peak comprised thousands of members living in communal villages across the eastern United States. Kentucky's iconic Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill was one of these communities, and it remains an enduring cultural touchstone. The history of the Shakers is often reduced to the handmade objects they produced and sold, but their lives were so much more than their material culture.
Lucas Cover Lucas Cover
Format: 
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813198781
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Illustrations: 14 b&w illustrations
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813199399
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Illustrations: 14 b&w illustrations
Description:
George Lucas is an innovative and talented director, producer, screenwriter, and filmmaker whose prolific career spans decades. While he is best known as the creative mind behind the Star Wars franchise, Lucas first gained notoriety with his 1973 film American Graffiti, which received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. When Star Wars (1977) was released, the groundbreaking motion picture won six Academy Awards, became the highest grossing film at the time, and started a cultural revolution that continues to inspire generations of fans.
Marshall's Great Captain Cover Marshall's Great Captain Cover
Format: 
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780813199146
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Series: Aviation & Air Power
Illustrations: 29 b&w illustrations
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780813199184
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Series: Aviation & Air Power
Illustrations: 29 b&w illustrations
Description:
On May 3, 1943, dozens of airplanes could be seen flying in and out of Royal Air Force Bovingdon Airfield near London, England. Among the aircraft seen that day was a B-24D bomber named Hot Stuff, which carried the Commanding General of US Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews -the officer charged with formulating a plan to invade the European continent.
Sweet Tooth and Other Stories Cover Sweet Tooth and Other Stories Cover
Format: 
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781985900196
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781985900202
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Description:
Queerness, labels, and allyship are central themes in this moving collection of stories set in Turkey, where Middle Eastern and Euro-American expressions of identity collide and naming one's orientation is a fraught endeavor. An eleven-year-old undergoes hand surgery that will allow him to wear a wedding ring in adulthood. Two college roommates reach an erotic understanding as they indulge in dessert.
The Kentucky Oaks Cover The Kentucky Oaks Cover
Format: 
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781985900332
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Series: Horses in History
Illustrations: 22 b&w illustrations
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781985900349
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Series: Horses in History
Illustrations: 22 b&w illustrations
Description:
No Thoroughbred race in the state of Kentucky holds a more hallowed place in the national and international consciousness than the Kentucky Derby. Its fame is richly deserved, yet there are other equally important and historic races whose significance deserves a larger share of the spotlight—none more so than the Derby's sister race, the Kentucky Oaks. Inaugurated on May 19, 1875—just two days after the first Kentucky Derby—and run annually at Churchill Downs since then, the Kentucky Oaks is America's most prestigious race for three-year-old fillies and the second-oldest continuously run horse race in North America.
Simplicity and Excellence Cover Simplicity and Excellence Cover
Format: 
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780813199344
Pub Date: 07 May 2024
Illustrations: 21 b&w illustrations
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781985900042
Pub Date: 07 May 2024
Illustrations: 21 b&w illustrations
Description:
Born at the turn of the twentieth century in Cynthiana, Kentucky, Elizabeth Cromwell Kremer was a woman who strove for excellence in all things. Ever resistant to the constraints of social conventions, at a time when roughly 20 percent of the US workforce was female, Kremer worked her way up the ranks of the service industry. From the home economics classrooms of the University of Kentucky to the fine dining restaurants of Louisville and New York City, Kremer's tenacity, unconventionality, and dedication helped her build a legacy that celebrated the simplicity of good, traditional Kentucky country cooking.

The Safety of Small Things

Poems
The Safety of Small Things Cover
Format: 
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781950564361
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781950564378
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Description:
The Safety of Small Things meditates on mortality from a revealing perspective. Images of stark examination rooms, the ravages of chemotherapy, biopsies, and gel-soaked towels entwine with remembrance to reveal grace and even beauty where they are least expected. Jane Hicks captures contemporary Appalachia in all of its complexities: the world she presents constantly demonstrates how the past and the present (and even the future) mingle unexpectedly.
Still Running Cover Still Running Cover
Format: 
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780813198316
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Race and Sports
Illustrations: 66 b&w illustrations
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780813198156
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Race and Sports
Illustrations: 66 b&w illustrations
Description:
More than fifty years ago, Nathaniel "Nate" Northington changed the face of sports as the first African American to play college football in the Southeastern Conference. When this trailblazing athlete stepped onto the field for the University of Kentucky vs. Ole Miss game on September 30, 1967, he played not only for his team, but for his best friend and roommate Greg Page, whose tragic death pushed Northington further into the spotlight - and into the fight for equality.
Strengthening South Korea–Japan Relations Cover Strengthening South Korea–Japan Relations Cover
Format: 
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780813199214
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Asia in the New Millennium
Illustrations: 16 figures, 26 tables
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780813199221
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Asia in the New Millennium
Illustrations: 16 figures, 26 tables
Description:
At the conclusion of WWII, no part of the world experienced a more dramatic transformation than East Asia. The region's political stability throughout the postwar period prompted exponential economic growth that ultimately established South Korea, Japan, and China as East Asia's most important powers. While many citizens of these nations now live in a time of unprecedented prosperity, the arrangement that supported this region's transformation is fragile.
They Call Me Goose Cover They Call Me Goose Cover
Format: 
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780813198910
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Race and Sports
Illustrations: 80 b&w illustrations
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780813199375
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Race and Sports
Illustrations: 80 b&w illustrations
Description:
When Jack "Goose" Givens first walked onto the basketball court at Lexington's Douglass Park for the legendary Dirt Bowl league, it was the beginning of one of the most illustrious sports careers in Kentucky history. After being named 1974's Mr. Basketball for the state of Kentucky as a high school senior, Givens signed with the University of Kentucky and went on to amass a string of achievements that place him among the all-time greats in NCAA college basketball—most notably leading UK to the 1978 NCAA Men's National Championship with his 41-point performance against the Duke Blue Devils in that historic game—and being named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player for that year.
Under the Greenwood Tree Cover Under the Greenwood Tree Cover
Format: 
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813198835
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813198842
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Description:
In the summer of 1960, director C. Douglas Ramey took his Carriage House Players theater company down the street from their Old Louisville venue to Central Park, where the actors performed scenes from the Shakespeare classic Much Ado about Nothing. Buoyed by the enthusiastic audience response, Ramey's company returned to the park the next year for the first full season of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.

Yves Montand

The Passionate Voice
Yves Montand Cover
Format: 
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780813198606
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 33 b&w illustrations
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781985900950
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 33 b&w illustrations
Description:
Once described by the New York Times as "the quintessential French Romantic, half adventurer, half-intellectual," actor, singer, and political activist Yves Montand won the hearts of audiences around the world with a charisma and talent that transcended physical and linguistic borders. Born in Italy as Ivo Livi, Montand achieved international recognition for his singing and performances in films such as Salaire de la Peur (1952) and Let's Make Love (1960) with Marilyn Monroe, with whom he had a passionate but short-lived affair. An Oscar and BAFTA Award winner who was also twice nominated for a César Award for best actor, Montand's success was not limited to his work in film.