University Press of Kentucky

39 Series
1953 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

Boonesborough Unearthed

Nancy O'Malley
Jul 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$26.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream

Paul A. Cantor
Apr 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback

Fishing the Jumps

Lamar Herrin
Feb 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback

Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball

James Duane Bolin
Feb 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback

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

Elizabeth D. Leonard, Ph.D.
Jan 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback

Reformers to Radicals

Thomas Kiffmeyer, Ph.D.
Dec 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback
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For Slavery and Union

Patrick A. Lewis
Nov 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
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A New History of Kentucky, second edition

James C. Klotter, Craig Thompson Friend
Nov 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$44.95 USD - Hardback

Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan

Andrew T. McDonald, Verlaine Stoner McDonald
Oct 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback

College for the Commonwealth

Michael T. Benson, Hal R. Boyd, foreword by E. Gordon Gee
Oct 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Jarmila Novotná

Jarmila Novotná, edited by William V. Madison, foreword by Brian Kellow
Sep 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$39.95 USD - Hardback

Drawing the Line

Tom Sito
Aug 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback

Forthcoming Titles from University Press of Kentucky

JFK and de Gaulle

Sean J. McLaughlin
Jul 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$60.00 USD - Electronic book text
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Conversations with Legendary Television Stars

James Bawden
Jul 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$36.95 USD - Hardback
$36.95 USD - Electronic book text
$36.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Legacy of J. William Fulbright

Alessandro Brogi
Jul 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text

Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage

John van Willigen
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Faith in Black Power

Kerry Pimblott
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Dream Is Lost

Julian Maxwell Hayter
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
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Blood, Guts, and Grease

Jon B. Mikolashek
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text
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Building Ho's Army

Xiaobing Li
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
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Wonderful Wasteland and other natural disasters

Elidio La Torre Lagares
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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Spectacular Bid

Peter Lee
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text

A Careful Hunger

Judy Young
Sep 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
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Edward M. Almond and the US Army

Michael E. Lynch
Sep 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
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Series from University Press of Kentucky

18th-Century Novels By Women

The Cry

Sarah Fielding, Jane Collier, edited by Carolyn Woodward
Dec 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Henrietta

Charlotte Lennox, edited by Ruth Perry, Susan Carlile
Jun 2008 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The History of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy

Eliza Haywood
Dec 2005 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

American Warrior Series

Maxwell Taylor's Cold War

Ingo Trauschweizer
Mar 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback

Advance and Destroy

John Nelson Rickard, Ph.D., foreword by debra nystrom
Jul 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Fighting the Cold War

John R. Galvin, USA (Ret.), foreword by David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Jul 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Asia in the New Millennium

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

Yan Xu
Feb 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Power versus Law in Modern China

Qiang Fang, Xiaobing Li
Nov 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Japan after 3/11

edited by Pradyumna P. Karan, Unryu Suganuma
Sep 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

AUSA Books

Landpower in the Long War

edited by Jason W. Warren, foreword by Daniel P. Bolger, with contributions by Lukas Milevski, Peter R. Mansoor, Joel Hillison, Donald S. Travis, Frank Sobchak, Gregory Roberts, James DiCrocco, Mark Balboni, Paul Westermeyer, William Wa...
Jun 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback

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

edited by Hal M. Friedman
Feb 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

The Struggle for Cooperation

Robert L. Fuller
Dec 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Aviation and Air Power

Biplanes at War

Wray R. Johnson, drawings by George Stoll
Mar 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback

Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

edited by Phil Haun
Mar 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback

Battles and Campaigns Series

Sabers through the Reich

William Stuart Nance, foreword by Robert M. Citino
Apr 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$36.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Thunder in the Argonne

Douglas V. Mastriano
May 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$34.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Just War Reconsidered

James M. Dubik, foreword by Martin Dempsey, USA (Ret.)
Jan 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$75.00 USD - Hardback
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Blazer Lectures

Without Consent

Warren E. Miller
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text

A Woman's Wage, updated edition

Alice Kessler-Harris
Apr 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Civil Rights and Struggle

For a Voice and the Vote

Lisa Anderson Todd
Jul 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Gateway to Equality

Keona K. Ervin
Apr 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Struggle Is Eternal

Joseph R. Fitzgerald
Nov 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Clark Lectures

Wendell Berry and Religion

edited by Joel James Shuman, L. Roger Owens, OtherNorman Wirzba
Nov 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

From the Farm to the Table

Gary Holthaus
Feb 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$27.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Narnia and the Fields of Arbol

Matthew T. Dickerson, David O'Hara
Dec 2008 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback

Comparative Legislative Studies

Legislative Party Campaign Committees in the American States

Anthony Gierzynski
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$40.00 USD - Electronic book text

Contemporary Poetry And Prose

Amreekiya

Lena Mahmoud
Oct 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback

Mend

Kwoya Fagin Maples
Sep 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Make Way for Her

Katie Cortese
Jan 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback

Culture Of The Land

Living Sustainably

A. Whitney Sanford
Feb 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$36.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Frog Pond Philosophy

Strachan Donnelley, edited by Ceara Donnelley, Bruce Jennings, foreword by Frederick L. Kirschenmann
Nov 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
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Virtues of Renewal

Jeffrey Bilbro
Oct 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Essential Reader Contemporary Media and Culture

The Essential Sopranos Reader

edited by David Lavery, Douglas L. Howard, Paul Levinson
Jun 2011 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

The Essential Cult TV Reader

edited by David Lavery
Dec 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

The Essential HBO Reader

Gary R. Edgerton, Jeffrey P. Jones
Oct 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Film and History

The Tube Has Spoken

Julie Anne Taddeo, Ken Dvorak, foreword by Deborah A. Carmichael
Jan 2011 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Hollywood's West

Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor
Jan 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Why We Fought

Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor
Jul 2008 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Foreign Military Studies

Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau

Nikolaus Ritter, edited by Katharine R. Wallace, foreword by Mary Kathryn Barbier
Apr 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback

The Forgotten Front

edited by Gerhard P. Gross, translated by Janice W. Ancker, with contributions by Gerhard P. Gross, Hew Strachan, Stig Förster, Boris Khavkin, Günther Kronenbitter, Jörg Baberowski, Piotr Szlanta, Hubertus F. Jahn, Peter Hoeres, Eva Hor...
Oct 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

At the Decisive Point in the Sinai

Jacob Even, IDF (Ret.), Simcha B. Maoz, IDF (Ret.)
Aug 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Horses in History

Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown

Jennifer S. Kelly, foreword by Steve Haskin
Apr 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback

Taking Shergar

Milton C. Toby
Sep 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback

Irish Literature History Culture

Beckett in Black and Red

edited by Alan Warren Friedman
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf

A Brittle Sword

Richard G. Stone, Jr.
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Harvest and the Reapers

Kenneth Clarke, Mary Clarke
Dec 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Newspaper Press in Kentucky

Herndon J. Evans
Dec 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Kentucky Remembered

Burley

Ann K. Ferrell
Dec 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Barry Bingham

Barry Bingham
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

Crawfish Bottom

Douglas A. Boyd, foreword by W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Aug 2013 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Kentucky Voices

The Birds of Opulence

Crystal Wilkinson
Jan 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Blackberries, Blackberries

Crystal Wilkinson, foreword by Nikky Finney, afterword by Honorée Jeffers
Feb 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Water Street

Crystal Wilkinson, afterword by Marianne Worthington, foreword by Jacinda Townsend
Feb 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Material Worlds Series

Dying to Eat

edited by Candi K. Cann, with contributions by Emily Wu, Jung Eun Sophia Park, Joshua Graham, Lacy K. Crocker, Gordon Fuller, David Oualaalou, Christa Shusko, Radikobo Ntsimane
Nov 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Virtual Afterlives

Candi K. Cann
Nov 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Explaining Traditions

Simon J. Bronner
Jul 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback

New Directions In Southern History

The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott

Julian M. Pleasants
Jun 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Moonshiners and Prohibitionists

Bruce E. Stewart
Aug 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Rethinking the Civil War Era

Paul D. Escott
Apr 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text

New Perspectives On The South

The Self-Inflicted Wound

Robert F. Durden
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Ohio River Valley Series

Front Line of Freedom

Keith P. Griffler
Aug 2010 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Flatheads and Spooneys

Jens Lund
Jul 2010 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Here Comes The Showboat!

Betty Bryant
Jul 2010 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Perspectives On Kentucky's Past

The Synagogues of Kentucky

Lee Shai Weissbach
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Philosophy Of Popular Culture

The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman

edited by David LaRocca, with contributions by Samuel A. Chambers
Jun 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Philosophy of War Films

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...
Aug 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Public Papers of Governor Louie B. Nunn

Louie B. Nunn, edited by Robert F. Sexton, with the assitance of Lewis Bellardo, Jr.
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$100.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Place Matters New Direction Appal Stds

Appalachia in Regional Context

edited by Dwight B. Billings, Ann E. Kingsolver, with contributions by Barbara Ellen Smith, John Pickles, John Gaventa, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Carol A. Mason, Mary L. Gray, bell hooks, Rich Kirby, John Haywood, Ron Pen, Gina Caison, Davi...
Jan 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Appalachia Revisited

edited by William Schumann, Rebecca Adkins Fletcher, with contributions by Yunina Barbour-Payne, Jessica Blackburn, Jaclyn Daugherty, Kelly Dorgan, Kathryn Duvall, Tim Ezzell, Kirk Hazen, Sadie Hutson, Kristin Kant-Byers, Jim King, Dian...
Oct 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Rereading Appalachia

edited by Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Kim Donehower, with contributions by Ryan Angus, Krista Bryson, Gregory Griffey, Emma Howes, Josh Iddings, Peter Mortensen, Nathan Shepley, Todd Snyder, Kathryn Trauth Taylor
Oct 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$28.00 USD - Electronic book text
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Political Companions Gr Am Au

A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

edited by Neil Roberts, with contributions by Paul Gilroy, Bernard Boxill, Margaret Kohn, Angela Y. Davis, Robert Gooding-Williams, Jack Turner, Ange-Marie Alfaro, Nicholas Buccola, Peter C. Myers, Vincent Lloyd, Anne Norton, Herbert St...
Jun 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

edited by Nick Bromell, with contributions by Charles Mills, Lewis R. Gordon, Anthony Reed, James E. Ford, III, Melvin L. Rogers, Nick Bromell, Robert W. Williams, Alexander Livingston, Arash Davari, David Haekwon Kim, Vijay Phulwani
Jan 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

A Political Companion to James Baldwin

edited by Susan J. McWilliams, Ph.D., with contributions by Susan J. McWilliams, Ph.D., Lawrie Balfour, P.J. Brendese, Nicholas Buccola, George Shulman, Vincent Lloyd, Wilson Carey McWilliams, Joel Schlosser, Brian Norman, Ulf Schulenbe...
Nov 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$80.00 USD - Electronic book text

Religion In The South

A Genealogy of Dissent

David Stricklin
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$60.00 USD - Electronic book text

A Coat of Many Colors

Walter H. Conser, Jr.
Nov 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Southern Crossroads

edited by Walter H Conser, Rodger M. Payne
May 2008 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback

Screen Classics

Hitchcock and the Censors

John Billheimer
May 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback

Ridley Scott

Vincent LoBrutto
Apr 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback

Olivia de Havilland

Victoria Amador
Mar 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$34.95 USD - Hardback

Studies In Conflict Diplomacy Peace

Foreign Friends

David P. Fields
Mar 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback

Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era

Joseph A. Fry
Mar 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Thomas C. Mann

Thomas Tunstall Allcock
Oct 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Studies In English Renaissance

Allegorical Poetics and the Epic

Mindele Anne Treip
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton

James P. Driscoll
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Worldmaking Spenser

edited by Patrick Cheney, Lauren Silberman
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Studies In Romance Languages

A History of Spanish Golden Age Drama

Henryk Ziomek
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

A Poet at the Fountain

William Calin
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Beyond the Metafictional Mode

Robert C. Spires
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Tom Clark Studies In Education / Public Policy

Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky

Eric A. Moyen, Ph.D.
Jan 2011 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Taking the Town

Kolan Thomas Morelock
Aug 2008 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Topics In Kentucky History

Kentucky and the Great War

David J. Bettez
Sep 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$26.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Madam Belle

Maryjean Wall
Jul 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Alben Barkley

James K. Libbey
Mar 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$39.95 USD - Hardback

Virginia At War

Virginia at War, 1865

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
Oct 2011 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Virginia at War, 1864

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
Aug 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Virginia at War, 1863

edited by William C. Davis, James I. Robertson, Jr.
Dec 2008 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback