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The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen, second edition

by Peter J. Bailey

For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific—or as paradoxical—as Woody Allen.

Why Air Forces Fail: The Anatomy of Defeat, revised and expanded edition

edited by Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris

Since the publication of the first edition of Why Air Forces Fail, the debate over airpower’s role in military operations has only intensified.

Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide, second edition

by Susan Reigler photographs by Pam Spaulding and Carol Peachee

Like wine lovers who dream of traveling to Bordeaux or beer enthusiasts with visions of the breweries of Belgium, bourbon lovers plan their pilgrimages to Kentucky’s bourbon country.

Insurrections: Stories

by Rion Amilcar Scott

A suicidal father looks to an older neighbor—and the Cookie Monster—for salvation and sanctuary as his life begins to unravel.

The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

by James C. Nicholson

An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was—if nothing else—an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing.

More Kentucky Bourbon Cocktails

by Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler photographs by Jessica Ebelhar

Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon whiskey is produced in Kentucky, and the drink is as distinctive to the state as Thoroughbred horses and Bluegrass music.

The Birds of Opulence

by Crystal Wilkinson

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street comes an astonishing new novel.

The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics

by Vandana Shiva

The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement—unprecedented in human history.

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply

by Vandana Shiva

For the farmer, the seed is not merely the source of future plants and food; it is a vehicle through which culture and history can be preserved and spread to future generations.

The Origins of the Grand Alliance: Anglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor

by William T. Johnsen

On December 12, 1937, Japanese aircraft sank the American gunboat Panay, which was anchored in the Yangtze River outside Nanjing, China.

Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

by William J. Rust

Although most Americans paid little attention to Cambodia during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency, the nation’s proximity to China and the global ideological struggle with the Soviet Union guaranteed US vigilance throughout Southeast Asia.

The Irish Voice in America: 250 Years of Irish-American Fiction, second edition

by Charles Fanning

In this study, Charles Fanning has written the first general account of the origins and development of a literary tradition among American writers of Irish birth or background who have explored the Irish immigrant or ethnic experience in works of fiction.

Sidney Lumet: Film and Literary Vision, second edition

by Frank R. Cunningham

Since 1957, Sidney Lumet, the most prolific American director of his generation, has deepened audiences’ awareness of social, ethical, and feminist issues through such distinguished films as 12 Angry Men, The Verdict, Running on Empty, and Critical Care.

Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

by Brian Purnell

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) established a reputation as one of the most important civil rights organizations of the early 1960s.

Feminist Literary Criticism: Explorations in Theory, second edition

edited by Josephine C. Donovan

The first major book of feminist critical theory published in the United States is now available in an expanded second edition.

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.

Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory

by James M. Dubik foreword by General Martin Dempsey, USA (Ret.)

In the seminal Just and Unjust Wars, Michael Walzer famously considered the ethics of modern warfare, examining the moral issues that arise before, during, and after conflict.

Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War

by Jessica Elkind

In the aftermath of World War II, as longstanding empires collapsed and former colonies struggled for independence, the United States employed new diplomatic tools to counter unprecedented challenges to its interests across the globe.

My Brother Slaves: Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South

by Sergio A. Lussana

Trapped in a world of brutal physical punishment and unremitting, back-breaking labor, Frederick Douglass mused that it was the friendships he shared with other enslaved men that carried him through his darkest days.

Inside Israel's Northern Command: The Yom Kippur War on the Syrian Border

edited by Brigadier General Dani Asher, IDF (Ret.) with contributions by Yitzhak Hofi, Uri Simchoni, Avraham Bar David, and Hagai Mann

On October 6, 1973, Israel’s Northern Command was surprised by the thunder of cannon fire and the sight of dense, black smoke.

Adorno and Democracy: The American Years

by Shannon L. Mariotti

German philosopher and social critic Theodor Adorno (1903–1969) is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential thinkers.

The Manhattan Cocktail: A Modern Guide to the Whiskey Classic

by Albert W. A. Schmid foreword by Bridget Albert

Alongside other classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, the Mint Julep, and the Martini, the Manhattan has been a staple of the sophisticated bar scene since the late nineteenth century.

Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President

by Kathryn Canavan

When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln’s head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike.

Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era

by James Bawden and Ron Miller

James Bawden: Seeing the way people behave when they’re around you, is it still fun being Cary Grant?

Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

by Frank Noack

Veit Harlan (1899–1964) was one of Germany’s most controversial and loathed directors.