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  1. Reagan and the World

    Reagan and the World: Leadership and National Security, 1981--1989 [Paperback]

    Bradley Lynn Coleman (Editor); Kyle Longley (Editor); Jack Matlock (Author); James Graham Wilson (Other); Beth A. Fischer (Other)

    £22.50

    ISBN: 9780813175546
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
    Throughout his presidency, Ronald Reagan sought "peace through strength" during an era of historic change. In the decades since, pundits and scholars have argued over the president's legacy: some consider Reagan a charismatic and consummate leader... .... Learn More
  2. The Secret History of RDX

    The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II [Hardback]

    Colin F. Baxter (Author)

    £34.00

    ISBN: 9780813175287
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    During the early years of World War II, American ships crossing the Atlantic with oil and supplies were virtually defenseless against German U-boats. Bombs and torpedoes fitted with TNT barely made a dent in the tough steel plating that covered th... .... Learn More
  3. Rethinking the Civil War Era

    Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research [Hardback]

    Paul D. Escott (Author)

    £37.50

    ISBN: 9780813175355
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: New Directions in Southern History
    Arguably, no event since the American Revolution has had a greater impact on US history than the Civil War. This devastating and formative conflict occupies a permanent place in the nation's psyche and continues to shape race relations, economic d... .... Learn More
  4. The Mentelles

    The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky [Hardback]

    Randolph Paul Runyon (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780813175386
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Though they were not, as Charlotte claimed, refugees from the French Revolution, Augustus Waldemar and Charlotte Victoire Mentelle undoubtedly felt like exiles in their adopted hometown of Lexington, Kentucky - a settlement that was still a fronti... .... Learn More
  5. Lincoln's Final Hours

    Lincoln's Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America's Greatest President [Paperback]

    Kathryn Canavan (Author)

    £15.00

    ISBN: 9780813175263
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    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. In a split second, the stor... .... Learn More
  6. Blood in the Hills

    Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia [Paperback]

    Bruce E. Stewart (Editor); Bruce E. Stewart (Other); Kevin T. Barksdale (Other); Kathryn Shively Meier (Other); Tyler Boulware (Other)

    £26.50

    ISBN: 9780813175829
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: New Directions in Southern History
    To many antebellum Americans, Appalachia was a frightening wilderness of lawlessness, peril, robbers, and hidden dangers. The extensive media coverage of horse stealing and scalping raids profiled the region's residents as intrinsically violent. A... .... Learn More
  7. Transforming the Landscape

    Transforming the Landscape: Rock Art and the Mississippian Cosmos [Paperback]

    Carol Diaz-Granados (Editor); Jan Simek (Editor); George Sabo (Editor); Mark Wagner (Editor)

    £38.00

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    ISBN: 9781785706288
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: American Landscapes
    Volume: 4
    This beautifully illustrated volume examines American Indian rock art across an expansive region of eastern North America during the Mississippian Period (post AD 900). Unlike portable cultural material, rock art provides in situ evidence of ritu... .... Learn More
  8. An Unseen Light

    An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee [Hardback]

    Aram Goudsouzian (Editor); Charles W. McKinney (Editor); Elizabeth Gritter (Other); Brian D. Page (Other); Darius Young (Other)

    £34.00

    ISBN: 9780813175515
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century
    During the second half of the nineteenth century, Memphis, Tennessee, had the largest metropolitan population of African Americans in the Mid-South region and served as a political hub for civic organizations and grassroots movements. On April 4, ... .... Learn More
  9. The Civil War Guerrilla

    The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth [Paperback]

    Joseph M. Beilein (Editor); Matthew C. Hulbert (Editor); Christopher Phillips (Author); Joseph M. Beilein (Other); Matthew C. Hulbert (Other)

    £22.50

    ISBN: 9780813175768
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: New Directions in Southern History
    Most Americans are familiar with major Civil War battles such as Manassas (Bull Run), Shiloh, and Gettysburg, which have been extensively analyzed by generations of historians. However, not all of the war's engagements were fought in a conventiona... .... Learn More
  10. Harold Stassen

    Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament [Hardback]

    Lawrence S. Kaplan (Author)

    £60.50

    ISBN: 9780813174860
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
    Harold Stassen (1907-2001) garnered accolades as the thirty-one-year-old "boy wonder" governor of Minnesota and quickly assumed a national role as aide to Admiral William Halsey Jr. during World War II. When Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected in 195... .... Learn More

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