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Appalachia in Regional ContextPlace Matters

Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In an increasingly globalized world, place matters more than ever. That is certainly the case in Appalachian studies—a field that brings scholars, activists, artists, and citizens together around a ... More

The Art of CommandMilitary Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174723
eISBN:
9780813174778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174723.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Art of Command provides biographical and topical portraits of exceptional leaders from all four branches of the United States armed forces. Laver and Matthews have identified eleven core ... More

Barbara La MarrThe Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Sherri Snyder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1914 at age seventeen, strong-willed, infamous Reatha Watson was declared by juvenile authorities to be “too beautiful for the city” and banished from Los Angeles. She soon returned, became ... More

Dying to EatCross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Candi K. Cann (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife, Candi K. Cann examines the role of food in dying, death, bereavement, and the afterlife. The coeditors seek to ... More

Frog Pond PhilosophyEssays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

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

Strachan Donnelley

Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813167275
eISBN:
9780813175669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Frog Pond Philosophy explores ways of thinking “humans” and “nature” together so as to provide a philosophical and ethical alternative to the separation of human being and the rest of natural being ... More

Harold StassenEisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament

Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament

Lawrence S. Kaplan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174860
eISBN:
9780813174877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174860.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Harold Stassen (1907–2001) is perhaps most famous for running for president of the United States twelve times. At the age of thirty-one, Stassen garnered early accolades as the “boy wonder” governor ... More

Irvin S. CobbThe Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

William E. Ellis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, Irvin S. Cobb rose from his humble beginnings to national renown as one of America’s most celebrated writers during the early twentieth century. Shortly after ... More

James StillA Life

James Still: A Life

Carol Boggess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Still was a twentieth century American writer of poetry, stories, children’s literature, and folklore. His most enduring work was the 1940 novel River of Earth. This literary biography tells ... More

Kentucky's Rebel PressPro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

Berry Craig

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174594
eISBN:
9780813174846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174594.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Before Kentuckians marched off to the Civil War, Bluegrass State newspaper editors waged a war of words. Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, and other towns had competing unionist and secessionist ... More

The MentellesMary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky

The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky

Randolph Paul Runyon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175386
eISBN:
9780813175690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175386.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Drawing on newly translated materials and previously overlooked primary sources, Randolph Paul Runyon explores the life and times of the Mentelles in this intriguing dual biography. He illustrates ... More

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