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.
House of Champions Cover House of Champions Cover
Format: 
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780813196404
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2022
Illustrations: 58 b&w illustrations
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780813196411
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2022
Illustrations: 58 b&w illustrations
Description:
The stories and accounts of Kentucky basketball's players, iconic coaches and epic games have been told and retold, but lesser known are the stories of the arenas and venues that have been home to the Wildcats – buildings that have witnessed the sights, sounds, and shared spirit of the Big Blue Nation for over a century. In House of Champions author Kevin Cook combines archival research and numerous interviews with players and coaches to reveal the rich history and colorful details of the structures that have hosted UK basketball. A number of fascinating backstories are uncovered, including the excitement of Alumni Gym's opening night in 1925; the problematic acquisition of a Black community for Memorial Coliseum; and the moving account of the displays of nearly ten thousand names of Kentucky's WWII and Korean War heroes on the Coliseum's pedestrian ramps.
Aline MacMahon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780813196060
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2022
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 47 b&w halftones
Description:
American actress Aline MacMahon's youth was spent honing her talents while performing at local events in New York City. After popular stage success on Broadway, she headlined a touring company in Los Angeles, where she was discovered by legendary Hollywood director Mervyn LeRoy and put under contract to Warner Brothers. During the 1930s and 1940s, MacMahon starred in countless films and was among the most influential actors of the era, her talent revered as highly as peers Katherine Hepburn, Paul Muni, and Bette Davis.
Traces Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781950564286
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Description:
An early American adage proclaimed: "The frontier was heaven for men and dogs – hell for women and mules." Since the 1700s, when his name first appeared in print, Daniel Boone has been synonymous with America's westward expansion and life on the frontier. Traces is a retelling of Boone's saga through the eyes of his wife, Rebecca, and her two oldest daughters, Susannah and Jemima.
Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780813196268
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2022
Illustrations: 54 b&w illustrations, 31 color illustrations
Description:
For almost half a century, celebrated ventriloquist and entertainer Shari Lewis delighted generations of children and adults with the help of her trusted sock puppet sidekick Lamb Chop. For decades, the beloved pair were synonymous with children's television, educating and entrancing their young audience with their symbiotic personalities and their proclivity for song, dance, and the joy of silliness. But as iconic as their television personas were, relatively little inside knowledge has been revealed about Lewis herself and the life-changing moments that led her to the entertainment industry and perhaps, most importantly, to Lamb Chop.
The Finest Place We Know Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780813196299
Pub Date: 18 Oct 2022
Illustrations: 150 b&w illustrations, 95 color illustrations
Description:
"The work of this institution has only begun I want to see this faculty continue to develop in not only teaching ability, but heart power—the ability to lead and inspire I want to see the fullest opportunities furnished to students I want to see young men and women who will become effective leaders I want to see all of these things and more" – Dr. John W. Carr, First President of Murray State University, April 1, 1926 When Murray State University was founded shortly after World War I, it was a modest, one-building teachers' college with a mandate to prepare better-trained educators for schools in the Jackson Purchase area of Western Kentucky.
Bourbon Is My Comfort Food Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780813186894
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2022
Illustrations: 102 color halftones, 1 table
Description:
Bourbon Is My Comfort Food reveals the delicious beauty of bourbon in cocktails and the joy of creating them. Whether readers are new to bourbon or already steeped in its history and lifestyle, they will gain the knowledge to make great bourbon cocktails, share them with friends and family, and expand their whiskey horizons-because the only thing better than a glass of bourbon or a bourbon cocktail is sharing it with a friend. As the saying goes, "There are no strangers with a glass of bourbon in your hand.
The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780813195469
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Description:
The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails sets out to share the stories of the wide whiskey-making world and recipes suitable for whiskey drinkers of all expertise levels. Bryan Paiement takes a practical approach to exploring the various ways in which the spirit can be mixed and enjoyed. Beginning with a brief history of whiskey, Paiement answers many questions that even aficionados can’t help but stumble over: What is the difference between "whiskey" and "whisky?
The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780813179766
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Illustrations: 250 color photos, 1 b&w photo
Description:
Harlan Hubbard (1900-1988), Kentucky writer, environmentalist and artist, spent many years trying to rediscover and revive the vanishing language of landscape in his watercolor paintings. Known for their sense of drifting movement and their depiction of the simple way of life for which Hubbard was known, they inexplicably remain his least-studied artworks, despite being some of the best evidence of Hubbard's place in the history of landscape painting.The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard not only argues Hubbard's place in the art historical canon, but also highlight and analyze the artist's own voice.
Just a Few Miles South Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781950564095
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Illustrations: 100 illustrations
Description:
Wallace Station and Windy Corner are situated in some of the most beautiful farmland in the entire world. The mist rising above the gentle rolling, brilliantly green pastures running with foals is breathtaking. Horsemen and women come in for steaming cups of coffee and piled-high biscuit sandwiches or plates of grits and eggs.
Resistance in the Bluegrass Cover Resistance in the Bluegrass Cover
Format: 
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780813195261
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780813187204
Pub Date: 31 May 2022
Description:
From the anti-segregation sit-ins of the 1960s to the protests in response to the killing of Breonna Taylor, the rest of the nation - and often the world - has watched as Kentuckians boldly fought against instances of injustice. In Resistance in the Bluegrass, Farrah Alexander outlines the ways in which Kentucky's citizens have been models in the fight against intersectional issues of racial injustice, economic inequality, education, climate change, immigration, political representation, LGBTQ+ rights, and women's rights, while exploring and celebrating decades of Kentucky's contributions to social justice movements and the names behind them. Resistance in the Bluegrass gives engaged citizens-or those wishing to become more engaged-both inspiration and guidance on how they too can make a difference across the commonwealth.
Marlene Dietrich Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780813195452
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Description:
Marlene Dietrich never threw away anything. She kept her good-luck rag doll (it appeared with her in The Blue Angel and followed her to dressing tables on every movie set). She kept the letters she received from her lovers and her husband of fifty-three years.
Ernest Lehman Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780813195957
Pub Date: 27 Sep 2022
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 40 b&w halftones
Description:
One of the most successful writers in Hollywood, Ernest Lehman penned some of the most iconic and memorable scenes to ever grace the silver screen. Hailed by Vanity Fair as "perhaps the greatest screenwriter in history," Lehman's work on films such as North by Northwest, The King and I, Sabrina, West Side Story, and the Sound of Music helped define a generation of movie making. But while his talent took center stage, the public knew little of Lehman himself, a native of Manhattan's Upper West Side and the Five Towns of Long Island devoted to his wife of 50 years.
Indigenous Public Health Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9780813195841
Pub Date: 27 Sep 2022
Series: Understanding and Improving Health for Minority and Disadvantaged Populations
Illustrations: 4 maps, 11 tables, 4 b&w illustrations
Description:
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines social determinants of health as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age" and "the fundamental drivers of these conditions." Income, education, job security, food and housing, as well as gender and race are all examples of social determinants of health. These factors influence the health and wellbeing of patients, as well as how they interact with and receive healthcare.
Phyllis George Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780813195810
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2022
Illustrations: 22 b&w illustrations
Description:
In 2019, the NFL issued a list of football's one hundred greatest game-changers, and among the legendary athletes and coaches was one broadcaster: Phyllis George. The first female anchor of a major network sports show, George broke the glass ceiling in sports journalism and embodied the complexities of the women's movement of the 1970s. As a young woman, George first hit the media radar in 1971 when she won the crown of Miss America and toured the world.
The Hollywood Motion Picture Blacklist Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780813195889
Pub Date: 30 Aug 2022
Description:
Seventy-five years ago, the Hollywood blacklist ruined lives, stifled creativity, and sent waves of proscription and censorship throughout United States culture. When the Hollywood Ten refused to answer the questions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities about their membership in the Communist Party, they were sentenced to prison, the five who were under contract were fired by their studios, and all were blacklisted from reemployment until they "purged themselves of their communist taint." By the 1950s, this blacklist publicly stigmatized nearly three hundred other Americans in the entertainment industry who invoked the First and Fifth Amendments in their refusal to apologize for their Communist ties or provide the names of other members.
America's Israel Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780813195926
Pub Date: 23 Aug 2022
Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
Illustrations: 12 b&w halftones, 1 map, 2 graphs, 1 table
Description:
One of the defining features of United States foreign policy since World War II has been the nation's special relationship with Israel. This informal alliance, rooted in shared values and culture, grew out of a moral obligation to promote Israel's survival in the aftermath of the Holocaust as US policymakers provided military aid, weapons, and political protection. In return, Israel served American interests through efforts to contain communism and terrorism in the region.