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Our Kentucky: A Study of the Bluegrass State, second edition

edited by James C. Klotter

Originally published in 1992 in conjunction with Kentucky's bicentennial observations and designed for use in the high school classroom, Our Kentucky remains one of the most concise, well-written introductions to the Bluegrass State.

A Woman's Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences, updated edition

by Alice Kessler-Harris

In this updated edition of a pathbreaking classic, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the meanings of women’s wages in the United States in the twentieth and twenty first centuries, focusing on three issues that capture the transformation of women’s roles: the battle over minimum wage for women, which exposes the relationship between family ideology and workplace demands; the argument concerning equal pay for equal work, which challenges gendered patterns of self-esteem and social organization; and the debate over comparable worth, which seeks to incorporate traditionally female values into new work and family trajectories.

Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel

by Maryjean Wall

Belle Brezing made a major career move when she stepped off the streets of Lexington, Kentucky, and into Jennie Hill’s bawdy house—an upscale brothel run out of a former residence of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

by Jan-Christopher Horak

Iconic graphic designer and Academy Award–winning filmmaker Saul Bass (1920–1996) defined an innovative era in cinema.

Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections that Created America

by Lance Banning edited and with an introduction by Todd Estes foreword by Gordon S. Wood

Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation.

Bruce Dern: A Memoir

by Bruce Dern with Christopher Fryer and Robert Crane

One of Hollywood’s biggest personalities, Bruce Dern is not afraid to say what he thinks.

Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

by Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

James Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976) is widely recognized for his work as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee.

For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

by Lisa Anderson Todd

During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state’s African American citizens register to vote.

Driving with the Dead: Poems

by Jane Hicks foreword by George Ella Lyon

Appalachia is no stranger to loss.

Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

by John van Willigen

Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place.

Sylvia Rafael: The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy

by Ram Oren and Moti Kfir foreword by Major General Shlomo Gazit, IDF (Ret.)

“There is a lack of quiet in Sylvia that craves for action.

Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force

by Robert M. Farley

The United States needs airpower, but does it need an air force?

Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

by John Southard

After relatively successful military interventions in Iraq in 1992 and Yugoslavia in 1998, many American strategists believed that airpower and remote technology were the future of U.S. military action.

Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War, annotated edition

by Judith Brockenbrough McGuire edited by James I. Robertson Jr.

Judith Brockenbrough McGuire’s Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War is among the first of such works published after the Civil War.

The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

by Julian Pleasants

When W. Kerr Scott (1896–1958) began his campaign for the North Carolina gubernatorial seat in 1948, his opponents derided his candidacy as a farce.

The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield and Paul Evans Holbrook Jr. foreword by Paul M. Pearson

Poet, social justice advocate, and theologian Thomas Merton (1915–1968) is arguably the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century.

Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

by Major General Emanuel Sakal, IDF (Ret.)

In surprise attacks on Israel in October 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces crossed ceasefire lines to enter the Israeli-held Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights, igniting what became known as the Yom Kippur War.

So Much to Lose: John F. Kennedy and American Policy in Laos

by William J. Rust

Before U.S. combat units were deployed to Vietnam, presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy strove to defeat a communist-led insurgency in Laos.

Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food

by Louis Hatchett foreword by Michael and Jane Stern

Duncan Hines (1880–1959) may be best known for the cake mixes, baked goods, and bread products that bear his name, but most people forget that he was a real person and not just a fictitious figure invented for the brand.

The Dessert Book

by Duncan Hines, edited by Louis Hatchett foreword by Michael and Jane Stern

Kentucky native and national tastemaker Duncan Hines (1880–1959) published his first cookbook, Adventures in Good Cooking, in 1939 at the age of 59. This best-selling collection featured recipes from select restaurants across the country as well as crowd-pleasing family favorites, and it helped to raise the standard for home cooking in America.

Adventures in Good Cooking

Duncan Hines, edited by Louis Hatchett foreword by Michael and Jane Stern

Kentucky native and national tastemaker Duncan Hines (1880–1959) published his first cookbook, Adventures in Good Cooking, in 1939 at the age of fifty-nine. This best-selling collection featured recipes from select restaurants across the country as well as crowd-pleasing family favorites, and it helped to raise the standard for home cooking in America.

Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

by Michael Sragow

Best remembered for the iconic classics Gone with the Wind (1939) and The Wizard of Oz (1939) to the silver screen, Victor Fleming also counted successful films such as Red Dust (1932), Captains Courageous (1937), Test Pilot (1939), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), and the groundbreaking Joan of Arc (1948) among his more than forty directing credits.