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Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball

by James Duane Bolin

Known as the “Man in the Brown Suit” and “The Baron of the Bluegrass,” Adolph Rupp (1901–1977) is a towering figure in the history of college athletics.

Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence

by A. Whitney Sanford

In light of concerns about food and human health, fraying social ties, economic uncertainty, and rampant consumerism, some people are foregoing a hurried, distracted existence and embracing a mindful way of living.

Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge and the Greater Red River Basin

by Dan Dourson and Judy Dourson

The Red River Gorge’s intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges, making it one of the world’s top rock-climbing destinations.

Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship

by David P. Oakley

Since September 11, 2001, the CIA and DoD have operated together in Afghanistan, Iraq, and during counterterrorism operations.

Fishing the Jumps: A Novel

by Lamar Herrin

But in fishing the jumps there comes a moment when an insatiable hunger rises up in you and everything turns wild.

The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

by Yan Xu

Based on groundbreaking research, this book is the first of its kind to provide a close examination in English of the extensive imagery of the soldier figure in the war culture of early twentieth-century China.

Slaves, Slaveholders, and a Kentucky Community's Struggle Toward Freedom

by Elizabeth D. Leonard

Countless lives were transformed by the war that split the nation, and many stories are yet to be revealed about how the Civil War and the Reconstruction era affected Kentuckians.

War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972

edited by Hal M. Friedman with contributions by Rebecca Robbins Raines, Steven C. Call, Stephen Houseknecht, Josh Levy, Katherine Reist, Nicholas E. Sarantakes, Sarandis Papadopoulos, and David Ulbrich

Before 1940, the Japanese empire stood as the greatest single threat to the American presence in the Pacific and East Asia.

Southern History on Screen: Race and Rights, 1976-2016

edited by Bryan M. Jack with contributions by Oliver Gruner, Daniel Farrell, Erik Alexander, Caroline Schroeter, Todd Simpson, Kwakiutl Dreher, Megan Hunt, Gene Kelly, and Tatiana Prorokova

Hollywood films have been influential in the portrayal and representation of race relations in the South and how African Americans are cinematically depicted in history, from The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Gone with the Wind (1939) to The Help (2011) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). With an ability to reach mass audiences, films represent the power to influence and shape the public’s understanding of our country’s past, creating lasting images—both real and imagined—in American culture.

The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944–1946

by Robert L. Fuller

During World War II, French citizens expressed that the German occupiers behaved more “correctly” than the American combat troops who replaced them.

Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty

by Thomas Kiffmeyer

In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to do something for their country.

For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

by Patrick A. Lewis

Benjamin Forsythe Buckner (1836–1901) faced a dire choice as the flames of Civil War threatened his native Kentucky.

Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

by Strachan Donnelley edited by Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings foreword by Frederick L. Kirschenmann

The philanthropist and philosopher Strachan Donnelley (1942–2008) devoted his life to studying the complex relationship between humans and nature.

The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

edited by Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh with contributions by Richard Wright, Lewis R. Gordon, Cedric Robinson, Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, Floyd W. Hayes III, Paul Gilroy, Lori Marso, Tommy J. Curry, Richard Wright, Kevin Gaines, Dorothy Stringer, Richard Wright, William Dow, Perry S. Moskowitz, James B. Haile III, Richard Wright, Abdul R. JanMohamed, Laura Grattan, and Jane Anna Gordon

A pillar of African American literature, Richard Wright is one of the most celebrated and controversial authors in American history.

The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation

by Joseph R. Fitzgerald

Many prominent and well-known figures greatly impacted the civil rights movement, but one of the most influential and unsung leaders of that period was Gloria Richardson.

A New History of Kentucky, second edition

by James C. Klotter and Craig Thompson Friend

When originally published, A New History of Kentucky provided a comprehensive study of the Commonwealth, bringing it to life by revealing the many faces, deep traditions, and historical milestones of the state.

Thomas C. Mann: President Johnson, the Cold War, and the Restructuring of Latin American Foreign Policy

by Thomas Tunstall Allcock

Lyndon Johnson was often blamed for abandoning Kennedy’s vision of development and progress in Latin America in favor of his own domestic concerns: anti-communism and economic stability.

Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry’s Sustainable Forms

by Jeffrey Bilbro

For over fifty years, Wendell Berry has argued that our most pressing ecological and cultural need is a renewed formal intelligence—a mode of thinking and acting that fosters the health of the earth and its beings.

Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan: Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism

by Andrew T. McDonald and Verlaine Stoner McDonald

Paul Rusch first traveled from Louisville, Kentucky, to Tokyo in 1925 to help rebuild YMCA facilities in the wake of the Great Kanto earthquake.

Amreekiya: A Novel

by Lena Mahmoud

Isra Shadi, a twenty-one-year-old woman of mixed Palestinian and white descent, lives in California with her paternal amu (uncle), amtu (aunt), and cousins after the death of her mother and abandonment by her father at a young age.

Clarence Brown: Hollywood's Forgotten Master

by Gwenda Young foreword by Kevin Brownlow

Greta Garbo proclaimed him as her favorite director.

The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

edited by Gerhard P. Gross translated by Janice W. Ancker with contributions by Gerhard P. Gross, Hew Strachan, Stig Förster, Gerhard P. Gross, Boris Khavkin, Günther Kronenbitter, Jörg Baberowski, Piotr Szlanta, Hubertus F. Jahn, Peter Hoeres, Eva Horn, Birgit Menzel, Igor Narskij, Hans-Erich Volkmann, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Ranier Rother, Christine Beil, Kristiane Janeke, Ranier Rother, Gundula Bavendamm, and Rüdiger Bergien

Although much has been written about the Western Front in World War I, little attention has been given to developments in the east, especially during the crucial period of 1914–1915. Not only did these events have a significant impact on the fighting and outcome of the battles in the west, but all the major combatants in the east ultimately suffered collapses of their political systems with enormous consequences for the future events.

College for the Commonwealth: A Case for Higher Education in American Democracy

by Michael T. Benson and Hal R. Boyd foreword by E. Gordon Gee

In the past decade, states across the nation have cut higher education spending per student by more than 15 percent.

Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing's Most Famous Cold Case

by Milton C. Toby

It was a cold and foggy February night in 1983 when a group of armed thieves crept onto Ballymany Stud, near The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland, to steal Shergar, one of the Thoroughbred industry’s most renowned stallions.

Mend: Poems

by Kwoya Fagin Maples

The inventor of the speculum, J. Marion Sims, is celebrated as the “father of modern gynecology,” and a memorial at his birthplace honors “his service to suffering women, empress and slave alike.