University Press of Kentucky

43 Series
2096 Titles

The University Press of Kentucky (UPK) is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and was organized in 1969 as successor to the University of Kentucky Press. The university had sponsored scholarly publication since 1943. In 1949 the press was established as a separate academic agency under the university president, and the following year Bruce F. Denbo, then of Louisiana State University Press was appointed as the first full-time professional director. Denbo served as director of UPK until his retirement in 1978, building a small but distinguished list of scholarly books with emphasis on American history and literary criticism.

Since its reorganization, the Press has represented a consortium that now includes all of Kentucky's state universities, five of its private colleges, and two historical societies. Each constituent institution is represented on a statewide editorial board, which determines editorial policy.

Recent Titles from University Press of Kentucky

Perfect Black

Crystal Wilkinson, foreword by Nikky Finney, illustrated by Ronald W. Davis
Aug 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

U.S. Naval Gunfire Support in the Pacific War

Donald K. Mitchener
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$85.00 USD - Hardback
$85.00 USD - Electronic book text
$85.00 USD - Electronic book text

Robert Riskin

Ian Scott
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$27.95 USD - Electronic book text
$27.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood

Robert S. Birchard, foreword by Cecilia DeMille Presley
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Contemporary Public Health, second edition

edited by James W. Holsinger, Jr., foreword by Eli Capiluto, Eli I. Capilouto, Eli Capilouto, introduction by F. Douglas Scutchfield, with contributions by Steven H. Woolf, edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield, with contributions by Julia F...
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Head to Head

Lenny Shulman
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$27.95 USD - Hardback
$27.95 USD - Electronic book text
$27.95 USD - Electronic book text

John J. Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, 1917-1919

edited by John T. Greenwood
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$85.00 USD - Hardback
$85.00 USD - Electronic book text
$85.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Most Hated Man in Kentucky

Brad Asher
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Long Civil War

edited by John David Smith, Raymond Arsenault, with contributions by Michael J. Birkner, Paul A. Cimbala, Stanley Harrold, James R. Hedtke, James Oliver Horton, Lois E. Horton, Daniel Kilbride, Diane Miller Sommerville, Stephen J. Whitf...
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

Voices from the Peace Corps

Angene Wilson, Jack Wilson, foreword by Glenn Blumhorst
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Silas House

edited by Sylvia Shurbutt, Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, with contributions byAdam Booth, foreword by Denise Giardina, with contributions byDavid O. Hoffman, Maurice Manning, Jennifer Adkins Reynolds, Donna Summerlin, Natalie Sypolt, Marianne...
Jun 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$32.95 USD - Hardback
$32.95 USD - Electronic book text
$32.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Brief, Madcap Life of Kay Kendall, updated edition

Eve Golden, foreword by Kim Kendall
Jun 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Forthcoming Titles from University Press of Kentucky

Radical Innocence

Bernard F. Dick
Aug 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Bourbon's Backroads

Karl Raitz
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text

Heartwood, expanded edition

Nikky Finney
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$12.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$12.95 USD - Electronic book text
$12.95 USD - Electronic book text

Film's First Family

Terry Chester Shulman
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

Allen Jayne
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Raising Her Voice

Rodger Streitmatter
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Essential Cult TV Reader

edited by David Lavery
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$60.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Hitler Diaries

Charles Hamilton
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Robert Penn Warren

edited by Neil Nakadate
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$70.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Korean War

Stanley Sandler
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text

V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern China

Stephen G. Craft
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$70.00 USD - Electronic book text

John Milton

John T. Shawcross
Sep 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback