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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

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

PeacemakersAmerican Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans

Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans

James W. Pardew

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174358
eISBN:
9780813174587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174358.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Peacemakers is a candid, inside account of the US response to the disintegration of Yugoslavia by James Pardew, an official at the heart of American policy-making, diplomacy, and military operations, ... More

Rethinking the Civil War EraDirections for Research

Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research

Paul D. Escott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175355
eISBN:
9780813175683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175355.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The field of Civil War history seems to have reached an inflection point. There is a great amount of interesting new research that departs from long-established channels and seems to be looking in ... More

The Secret History of RDXThe Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

Colin F. Baxter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175287
eISBN:
9780813175294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the 1930s, British scientists perfected a sugar-white explosive called RDX. Twice as deadly as TNT, RDX was also ten times more expensive. In The Secret History of RDX, historian Colin F. ... More

An Unseen LightBlack Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Aram Goudsouzian and Charles W. McKinney Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In An Unseen Light, eminent and rising scholars offer a multidisciplinary examination of Memphis’s role in African American history during the twentieth century. The city was at the epicenter of the ... More

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