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.
Athens on the Frontier Cover Athens on the Frontier Cover
Format: 
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780813196886
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780813197128
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
Description:
In 1811, architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe spurred American builders into action when he called for them to reject "the corrupt Age of Dioclesian, or the still more absurd and debased taste of Louis the XIV," and to emulate instead the ancient temples of Greece. In response, people in the antebellum trans-Appalachian region embraced the clean lines, intricate details, and stately symmetry of the Grecian style. On newly built public buildings, private homes, and religious structures, references to classical Greek architecture became the preferred ornamentation.
Drinking from Graveyard Wells Cover Drinking from Graveyard Wells Cover
Format: 
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780813196978
Pub Date: 07 Mar 2023
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781985900639
Pub Date: 06 Aug 2024
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Description:
"Even in death, who has ownership over Black women's bodies? Questions like this lurk between the lines of these stunning stories engaging with the nuance of African women’s histories."Questions like this sit between the lines of this stunning collection of stories that engage the nuance of African women's histories.
Engaging Appalachia Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780813196947
Pub Date: 07 Mar 2023
Series: Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies
Illustrations: 1 table, 7 b&w illustrations
Description:
Inclusive campus-community collaborations provide critical opportunities to build community capacity - defined as a community's ability to jointly respond to challenges and opportunities - and sustainability. Through case studies from across all three subregions of Appalachia from Georgia to Pennsylvania, Engaging Appalachia: A Guidebook for Building Capacity and Sustainability offers diverse perspectives and guidance for promoting social change through campus-community relationships from faculty, community members, and student contributors. This volume explores strategies for creating more inclusive and sustainable partnerships through the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
The Woman Who Dared Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780813196831
Pub Date: 07 Mar 2023
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 52 b&w illustrations
Description:
In the early days of motion pictures - before superstars, before studio conglomerates, before even the advent of sound - there was a woman named Pearl White (1889-1938). A quintessential beauty of the time, with her perfectly tousled bob and come-hither stare, White's rise to stardom was swift; her assumption of the title of queen of American motion picture serials equally deserved. Born the youngest of five children in a small, rural Missouri farm town, White left high school at only 15, taking on jobs to help keep her family financially afloat, work that included small parts in plays for a local stock company.
Buffalo Dance Cover Buffalo Dance Cover
Format: 
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780813196442
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2023
Series: Kentucky Voices
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780813196459
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2023
Series: Kentucky Voices
Description:
When Frank X Walker's compelling collection of personal poems was first released in 2004, it told the story of the infamous Lewis and Clark Expedition from the point of view of Clark's personal slave, York. The fictionalized poems in Buffalo Dance formed a narrative of York's inner and outer journey, before, during, and after the expedition – a journey from slavery to freedom, from the plantation to the great northwest, from servant to soul yearning to be free. In this updated edition, Walker utilizes a blend of extensive historical research, interviews, transcribed oral histories from the Nez Perce reservation, art, and empathy to breathe new life into an important but overlooked historical figure.
Slavery and Freedom in the Bluegrass State Cover Slavery and Freedom in the Bluegrass State Cover
Format: 
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780813196152
Pub Date: 21 Feb 2023
Illustrations: 16 b&w illustrations
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780813197111
Pub Date: 21 Feb 2023
Illustrations: 16 b&w illustrations
Description:
Stephen Foster's "My Old Kentucky Home" has been designated as the official state song and performed at the Kentucky Derby for decades. In light of the ongoing social justice movement to end racial inequality, many have questioned whether the song should be played at public events, given its inaccurate depiction of slavery in the state. In Slavery and Freedom in the Bluegrass State, editor Gerald L.
A Is for Affrilachia Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780813196374
Pub Date: 21 Feb 2023
Illustrations: 28 color illustrations
Description:
The people and places in Appalachia are as rich, multifaceted, and diverse as the region itself. When author Frank X Walker first coined the phrase "Affrilachia," he wanted to ensure that the voices, and accomplishments of African Americans in that region were recognized and exalted. A is for Affrilachia not only brings awareness of notable African Americans from this region, but this inspired children's alphabet book is also an exuberant celebration of the people, physical spaces, and historical events that may not be as well known in mainstream educational structures.
An Introduction to Black Studies Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780813196916
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2023
Illustrations: 30 b&w illustrations
Description:
For hundreds of years, the American public education system has neglected to fully examine, discuss, and acknowledge the vast and rich history of people of African descent who have played a pivotal role in the transformation of the United States. The establishment of Black studies departments and programs represented a major victory for higher education and a vindication of Black scholars such as W. E.
Harvard, Hollywood, Hitmen, and Holy Men Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780813196671
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2023
Series: Screen Classics
Description:
The movie director Paul Williams is a real-life Forrest Gump. Williams' experiences form a unique and often wild constellation of encounters with star power, political power, and spiritual power - a life cycle that led to fame and fortune and to integrity and anonymity. In a mad childhood created by an autocratic English teacher father and an infantilizing mother, he develops a precocious visual acuity to avoid wallops and a writing ability that mollified his father.
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780813196480
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2023
Illustrations: 50 illustrations
Description:
British-born actress, singer, director, and producer Ida Lupino (1918-1995) cut one of the most alluring profiles of any Hollywood persona during the forties and fifties. The star of classic films such as They Drive by Night (1940), High Sierra (1941), and Road House (1948), she was a stalwart of the screen throughout her early career and frequently received top billing ahead of stars such as Humphrey Bogart. While her talent was undeniable, her insistence on taking only roles she felt would challenge her professionally often put her at odds with the demands of studio executives.
Ink Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780813196534
Pub Date: 24 Jan 2023
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Description:
The brutality of war and abuse is juxtaposed with the banal in this story of two women who spend their days transcribing the testimonies of Abu Ghraib prisoners. The prisoners' gruesome accounts of physical and sexual abuse, torture, sodomy, and murder interrupt the ordinary lives and concerns of the typists, and reveal deeper – and more troubling – truths. Sylvia is a single mother, haunted by the words of the prisoners' testimonies.
Jean Gabin Cover

Jean Gabin

The Actor Who Was France
Format: 
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780813196329
Pub Date: 24 Jan 2023
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 51 b&w illustrations
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780813198750
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2023
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 48 b&w illustrations
Description:
When one thinks of the quintessential Frenchman, one likely pictures Jean Gabin (1904-1976). The son of music hall performers, the Paris-born actor grew up in the entertainment business. His onscreen debut in the 1930's marked the beginning of many memorable roles in films such as La Grande Illusion (1937) and Émile Zola's La Bête Humaine (1938).
John J. Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, 1917-1919 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780813187099
Pub Date: 20 Dec 2022
Series: American Warriors Series
Illustrations: 22 b&w halftones, 4 maps, 9 tables
Description:
General of the Armies John J. Pershing (1860-1948) had a long and distinguished military career, but he is most famous for leading the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. He published a memoir, My Experiences in the World War, and has been the subject of numerous biographies, but the literature regarding this towering figure and his enormous role in the First World War deserves to be expanded to include a collection of his wartime correspondence.
Restraining Air Power Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780813196015
Pub Date: 29 Nov 2022
Series: Aviation & Air Power
Illustrations: 4 maps, 1 table, 16 b&w illustrations
Description:
Is it possible for two combatants who possess equally strong air forces to conduct limited warfare by restraining air operations? In Restraining Air Power, Robert C. Owen asks this question and allows contributing authors to provide theoretical and empirical assessments of restrained air warfare through five historical case studies since 1945.
A Front Row Seat Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780813196190
Pub Date: 22 Nov 2022
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 43 b&w illustrations
Description:
From her idyllic childhood in the American midwest, to her Oscar-nominated performance in Sunset Boulevard (1950) and the social circles of New York and Los Angeles, actress Nancy Olson Livingston has lived abundantly. In her memoir, A Front Row Seat, Livingston treats readers to an intimate, charming chronicle of her life as an actress, wife, and mother, and her memories of many of the most notable figures and moments of her time. Livingston shares reminiscences of her marriages to lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner, creator of award-winning musicals Paint Your Wagon, Gigi, and My Fair Lady (which was dedicated to her), and Alan Wendell Livingston, former president of Capitol Records, who created Bozo the Clown and signed legendary musical artists including Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Band and Don McLean.
A Strange Whim of the Sea Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780813196220
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Illustrations: 1 map, 29 b&w illustrations
Description:
On January 16, 1944, the submarine rescue vessel USS Macaw (ASR-11) ran aground at Midway Atoll while attempting to get a towing line to the stranded submarine USS Flier (SS-250). The Flier was pulled free six days later, but another three weeks of salvage efforts, plagued by rough seas and equipment problems, failed to dislodge the Macaw. Then on Saturday, February 12, amid an episode of freakishly enormous waves, the sea accomplished that task, nudging the ship from her perch backward into deeper water.