University Press of Kentucky

39 Series
1916 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

Southern History on Screen

edited by Bryan M. Jack, with contributions by Oliver Gruner, Daniel Farrell, Erik Alexander, Caroline Schroeter, Todd Simpson, Kwakiutl Dreher, Megan Hunt, Gene Kelly, Tatiana Prorokova
Dec 2018 - 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
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Politics of Richard Wright

edited by Jane Anna Gordon, Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, with contributions by Richard Wright, Lewis R. Gordon, Cedric Robinson, Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, Floyd W. Hayes, III, Paul Gilroy, Lori Marso, Tommy J. Curry,...
Nov 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

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

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

Elkhorn

Richard Taylor
Aug 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback

World Politics on Screen

Mark A. Sachleben
Jul 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa

Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr.
Jul 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men

Jonathan S. Cullick
Jun 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback

Patchwork

Bobbie Ann Mason, introduction by George Saunders, preface by Jonathan Allison
May 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Forthcoming Titles from University Press of Kentucky

Ridley Scott

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

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

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream

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

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

Olivia de Havilland

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

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 Rising Clamor

David P. Hadley
May 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback

Hitchcock and the Censors

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

The US Senate and the Commonwealth

Mitch McConnell, Roy E. Brownell, II, afterword by Lamar Alexander
May 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback

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...
May 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback

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

For a Voice and the Vote

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

Series from University Press of Kentucky

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

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

War and Remembrance

Thomas H. Conner, foreword by James Scott Wheeler
Sep 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 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

Thunder in the Argonne

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

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

Sabers through the Reich

William Stuart Nance, foreword by Robert M. Citino
Apr 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$36.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Blazer Lectures

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

Gateway to Equality

Keona K. Ervin
Mar 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

Roy Wilkins

Yvonne Ryan
Mar 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 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

Narnia and the Fields of Arbol

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

Learning Native Wisdom

Gary Holthaus
May 2008 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Comparative Legislative Studies

Legislative Party Campaign Committees in the American States

Anthony Gierzynski
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Contemporary Poetry And Prose

Amreekiya

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

A Girl's A Gun

Rachel Danielle Peterson
Oct 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Insurrections

Rion Amilcar Scott
Jul 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Culture Of The Land

Living Sustainably

A. Whitney Sanford
Mar 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
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Wendell Berry and Higher Education

Jack R. Baker, Jeffrey Bilbro, foreword by Wendell Berry
Apr 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 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

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

The Myth and Reality of German Warfare

Gerhard P. Gross, edited by David T. Zabecki, foreword by Robert M. Citino
Aug 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Lossberg's War

Fritz von Lossberg, edited by David T. Zabecki, Dieter J. Biedekarken, foreword by Holger H. Herwig
Aug 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Horses in History

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

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

A Darkness at Dawn

Harry M. Caudill
Nov 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

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

Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky

Nora Rose Moosnick
May 2012 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback

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

Explaining Traditions

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

Virtual Afterlives

Simon J. Bronner
Jun 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback

New Directions In Southern History

Moonshiners and Prohibitionists

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

Blood in the Hills

edited by Bruce E. Stewart, with contributions by Bruce E. Stewart, Kevin T. Barksdale, Kathryn Shively Meier, Tyler Boulware, John C. Inscoe, Katherine Ledford, Durwood Dunn, Mary E. Engel, Rand Dotson, T.R.C. Hutton, Paul H. Rakes, Ke...
Mar 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Raising Racists

Kristina DuRocher, Ph.D.
Mar 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback

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 2011 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Philosophy Of Popular Culture

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

The Philosophy of J.J. Abrams

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...
Apr 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback

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 - Paperback / softback

Political Companions Gr Am Au

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...
Oct 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback

A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor

edited by Henry T. Edmondson, III, Ph.D., with contributions by John Sikes, Jr., Benjamin B. Alexander, Michael L. Schroeder, Margaret Earley Whitt, George Piggford, Sarah Gordon, Ralph Wood, Marc Bosco, Farrell O'Gorman, Gary Cuiba, He...
Jun 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Religion In The South

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

Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause

Joe L. Coker
Dec 2007 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback

Screen Classics

Clarence Brown

Gwenda Young, foreword by Kevin Brownlow
Oct 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Stuntwomen

Mollie Gregory
Jun 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Ziegfeld and His Follies

Cynthia Brideson, Sara Brideson
Apr 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

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

Alben Barkley

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

Committed to Victory

Richard E. Holl
Sep 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 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, 1863

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

Virginia at War, 1862

edited by William C. Davis, James I. Robertson, Jr.
Apr 2007 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback