36 Series
1862 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

Growing, Eating, Saving
Bill Best
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Our Fight Has Just Begun
Gregory S. Parks
01/2017 - HFKEN
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Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods
Aimee Zaring
01/2017 - HFKEN
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A Guide to Rockphobia, Dating, Saber-toothed Cats, and Other Subterranean Marvels
Colleen O'Connor Olson
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A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of Transcendence
Gregory S. Parks
01/2017 - HFKEN
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A Life in Letters
Mary Ellen Doyle, SCN
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The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County
William A. Penn
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A Seckatary Hawkins Mystery
Robert F. Schulkers
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Edmund J. Zimmerer
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The Essential Travel Guide
Susan Reigler
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Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC
David J. Bettez
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Joy Perrine
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Forthcoming Titles from University Press of Kentucky

A Soldier's Life
Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.)
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The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance
Brent Phillips
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King of Silent Comedy
Gabriella Oldham
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The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition
James W. Miller
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Blacklisted Hollywood Radical
Larry Ceplair
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Confidential Diplomacy and Détente
Richard A. Moss
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Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic
James P. Cousins
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Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Joseph D. Witt
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Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky
Kurt X. Metzmeier
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The Life and Career of Gene Kelly
Cynthia Brideson
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My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Act
Jeff Corey
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World War II Corps Cavalry from Normandy to the Elbe
William Stuart Nance
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Series from University Press of Kentucky

18th-Century Novels By Women

Charlotte Lennox, edited by Ruth Perry, Susan Carlile
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Eliza Haywood
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Allison Webster

Preparing the Army for Modern War
Henry G. Gole, foreword by Major General William A. Stofft, U.S. Army (Ret.)
$40.00 USD - Hardback
The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army
William C. Sylvan, Francis G. Smith, Jr., edited by John T. Greenwood, Ph.D.
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American Warrior Series

A Soldier's Life
Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.)
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Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II
Paul A. Kennedy
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A General's Life
James Scott Wheeler
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Asia in the New Millennium

Global Perspectives on the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Meltdown
Pradyumna P. Karan
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Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation
Walter C. Clemens, Jr.
07/2016 - HFKEN
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Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013
Wendy Su
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Battles and Campaigns Series

Strategy, Ethics, and Theory
James M. Dubik
08/2016 - HFKEN
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Anglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor
William T. Johnsen
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The Battle to Save South Vietnam
Thomas P. McKenna
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Blazer Lectures

Historical Meanings and Social Consequences
Alice Kessler-Harris
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Civil Rights and Struggle

Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois
Kerry Pimblott
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The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War
Daniel S. Lucks
12/2016 - HFKEN
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North
Mary Lou Finley
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Clark Lectures

Heaven's Earthly Life
edited by Joel James Shuman, L. Roger Owens, OtherNorman Wirzba
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What All Americans Need to Know about Agriculture
Gary Holthaus
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The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis
Matthew T. Dickerson, David O'Hara
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Contemporary Poetry And Prose

Poems
Brianna Noll
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Culture Of The Land

World Spiritual Traditions and Food Ethics
Todd LeVasseur
09/2016 - HFKEN
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Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change
Anthony Flaccavento
04/2016 - HFKEN
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The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Vandana Shiva
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Essential Reader Contemporary Media and Culture

edited by David Lavery, Douglas L. Howard, Paul Levinson
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edited by David Lavery
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Gary R. Edgerton, Jeffrey P. Jones
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Film and History

Reality TV and History
Julie Anne Taddeo, Ken Dvorak, foreword by Deborah A. Carmichael
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The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History
Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor
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America's Wars in Film and History
Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor
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Foreign Military Studies

Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger
Gerhard P. Gross
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Rolf-Dieter Müller
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The Yom Kippur War on the Syrian Border
Dani Asher
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Irish Literature History Culture

The Translations for Nancy Cunard's Negro
edited by Alan Warren Friedman
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Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf

Oral Traditions of Kentucky
Kenneth Clarke, Mary Clarke
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Herndon J. Evans
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Appalachian Kentucky and the Future
Harry M. Caudill
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Kentucky Remembered

Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century
Ann K. Ferrell
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Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community
Douglas A. Boyd, foreword by W. Fitzhugh Brundage
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Stories of Accommodation and Audacity
Nora Rose Moosnick
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Kentucky Voices

Crystal Wilkinson
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Crystal Wilkinson
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Crystal Wilkinson
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Material Worlds Series

Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century
Candi K. Cann
11/2015 - HFKEN
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Folk Behavior in Modern Culture
Simon J. Bronner
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edited by Lucy M. Long
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New Books For New Readers

Richard Taylor
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Judi Jennings
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Medicine in the Bluegrass State
Nancy Disher Baird
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New Directions In Southern History

Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial
Alexander Smyth
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Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South
Andrew McNeill Canady
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Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South
Sergio A. Lussana
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New Perspectives On The South

Southern Politics in the Nineteenth Century
Robert F. Durden
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Ohio River Valley Series

African Americans and the Forging of the Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley
Keith P. Griffler
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Fishing for a Living in the Ohio River Valley
Jens Lund
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Betty Bryant
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Perspectives On Kentucky's Past

Architecture and History
Lee Shai Weissbach
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Philosophy Of Popular Culture

edited by David LaRocca, with contributions by David LaRocca, Fredric Jameson, Garrett Stewart, Stacey Peebles, Joshua Gooch, Burke Hilsabeck, Garry L. Hagberg, Robert Burgoyne, Inger S. B. Brodey, Holger Pötzsch, Andrew Fiala, K. L. Ev...
$45.00 USD - Hardback
1967–1971
Louie B. Nunn, edited by Robert F. Sexton, with the assitance of Lewis Bellardo, Jr.
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
edited by Patricia Brace, Robert Arp, with contributions by Adam Taylor, Justin Donhauser, Franklin Allaire, Cynthia Jones, Ashley Barkman, Jerry Piven, Jeffrey Stephenson, Adam Barkman, Phil Smolenski, Charlene Elsby, Jason Eberl, Rand...
$40.00 USD - Hardback

Place Matters New Direction Appal Stds

Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Joseph D. Witt
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New Perspectives on Place, Tradition, and Progress
William Schumann
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Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia
Sam F. Stack, Jr.
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Political Companions Gr Am Au

Shannon L. Mariotti
$60.00 USD - Hardback
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edited by Jack Turner
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$80.00 USD - Hardback
edited by Alan M. Levine, Daniel S. Malachuk
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Public Papers Of Governors Of Kentucky

Martha Layne Collins, edited by Elizabeth Duffy Fraas
$75.00 USD - Hardback

Religion In The South

J. Frank Norris and the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism
Barry Hankins
$32.00 USD - Paperback / softback
Religion and Society along the Cape Fear River of North Carolina
Walter H. Conser, Jr.
$32.00 USD - Paperback / softback
Perspectives on Religion and Culture
edited by Walter H Conser, Rodger M. Payne
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Screen Classics

My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Act
Jeff Corey
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King of Silent Comedy
Gabriella Oldham
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Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder
Robert Crane
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$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Studies In Conflict Diplomacy Peace

Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton
Andrew Johnstone
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Confidential Diplomacy and Détente
Richard A. Moss
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The Shifting Margins of US International Relations since World War II
Bevan Sewell
01/2017 - HFKEN
$55.00 USD - Hardback
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Studies In English Renaissance

The Renaissance Tradition to Paradise Lost
Mindele Anne Treip
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
James P. Driscoll
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
Explorations in the Early Modern Age
edited by Patrick Cheney, Lauren Silberman
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Studies In Romance Languages

Henryk Ziomek
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
Essays on the Narrative Verse of Guillaume de Machaut
William Calin
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
Directions in the Modern Spanish Novel
Robert C. Spires
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Tom Clark Studies In Education / Public Policy

A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University
Eric A. Moyen, Ph.D.
$35.00 USD - Hardback
Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917
Kolan Thomas Morelock
$55.00 USD - Hardback

Topics In Kentucky History

World War I on the Home Front
David J. Bettez
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Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel
Maryjean Wall
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A Life in Politics
James K. Libbey
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Virginia At War

edited by William C. Davis, James I. Robertson, Jr., with contributions by Chris M. Calkins, Ginette Aley, Jaime Amanda Martinez, Ernest Abel, F. Lawrence McFall, Jr., Kevin M. Levin, Ervin L. Jordan, Jr., John M. McClure
$40.00 USD - Hardback
edited by William C. Davis, James I. Robertson, Jr., with contributions by Richard J. Sommers, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Ted Tunnell, Ginette Aley, Peter Wallenstein, Jared Bond, Bradford A. Wineman, J. Michael Cobb
$40.00 USD - Hardback
edited by William C. Davis, James I. Robertson, Jr.
$40.00 USD - Hardback