Whitney Hale

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College: University Press of Kentucky

Give the Gift of Books This Holiday Season

Published: Dec 10, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2012) — Whether you’re shopping for avid or casual readers, the University Press of Kentucky has titles that will please anyone on your holiday list. From regional interest to sports and pop culture, the press has an extensive collection of new and older offerings that are sure to delight, and many can be found discounted this time of year in the University Press of Kentucky Holiday Sale.

 

For the reader of all things Kentucky, several recent titles featuring the work of state writers and folktales, personalities, religion, and local communities, may perk their interest.

 

 "A Kentucky Christmas," edited by George Ella Lyon, is an obvious choice for the season. This holiday book is a celebration of Christmas poetry, fiction, essays, recipes, and songs by more than 60 of the Bluegrass state’s finest writers. Another book focused on stories from around the state is "Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies." In "Kentucky Folktales," storyteller Mary Hamilton narrates tales and legends from all over the Bluegrass State, capturing the expression of Kentucky’s storytelling tradition. For the Appalachian literature lover, "The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still," is an excellent possibility. Edited by Ted Olson, this book compiles all of Still’s compelling and varied short stories into one volume and is a testament to a master writer.

 

Two other recent offerings from University Press of Kentucky explore Kentucky communities. "Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852," edited by James C. Klotter and former University of Kentucky history professor Daniel Rowland, examines the successes and failures of Central Kentuckians from statehood to the death of Henry Clay, in an investigation of the area’s cultural and economic development and national influence. Another book from University Press of Kentucky examines a Kentucky community by religion. Nora Rose Moosnick's "Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity" reveals how Jewish and Arab women have navigated the intersection of tradition, assimilation, and Kentucky’s cultural landscape.

 

Kentucky is also known for its bigger-than-life personalities. In "George Keats of Kentucky: A Life," by Lawrence M. Crutcher, readers get a better picture of poet John Keats' brother. The book traces the Kentuckian from Regency London to the American frontier, correcting the misconceptions surrounding the Keats brothers’ relationship and revealing the details of George’s remarkable life in Louisville, Ky. And in Lindsey Apple's "The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch," readers learn how Clay's legacy impacted future generations of Clays.

 

While not all of the press' titles are on sale, more than 500 titles from the press are discounted up to 80 percent during the University Press of Kentucky Holiday Sale running through Feb. 15, 2013.

 

The University Press of Kentucky is offering a 20 percent discount on its most popular regional titles, such as "The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook" by Maggie Green and "The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook" by Albert W. A. Schmid, as well as new titles, such as "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies" by editor Christel Schmidt. Other new titles, like "A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant" by Harry S. Laver, "The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event" by James C. Nicholson, UK alumnus and part-time history instructor, and "Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place" by bell hooks are also discounted.

 

The sale covers more than just new and regional titles. For the sports fanatic, "Golf and Philosophy: Lessons from the Links" by editor Andy Wible and "Tennis and Philosophy: What the Racket is All About" by editor David Baggett will make great stocking stuffers. Both books examine the relationship between sport and life. Other discounted titles will please any reader on your list. In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, books such as "Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture" by editors Timothy M. Dale and Joseph J. Foy and "Yes We Did? From King's Dream to Obama's Promise" by Cynthia Griggs Fleming are sure to entertain political junkies. Other titles, like "The Oprah Phenomenon" by editors Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson and "The Philosophy of Horror" by editor Thomas Fahy, will fit the wish list of pop culture fans. These books and others are deeply discounted at 80 percent off the retail price.

 

The University Press of Kentucky is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, representing a consortium that now includes all of the state universities, five private colleges, and two historical societies. Led by Director Stephen Wrinn, its editorial program focuses on the humanities and the social sciences. Offices for the administrative, editorial, production and marketing departments of the press are found at UK, which provides financial support toward the operating expenses of the publishing operation.   

 

To order any of the highlighted titles or to see the entire sale selection, visit online at www.kentuckypress.com.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

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Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
College of Pharmacy Open House
Iron Pour
UK Women's Choir 20th Anniversary Concert
Adventure Hiking & Rappelling @ Red River Gorge
Pickin' Time Mountain Music and Harvest Day
Purposeful Retirement: Planning Your Next Stage of Life
Diwali Dhoom 2014
Sat
2
UK Percussion Ensemble
Day Hike
Curator Tour: Take My Word For It
Sun
3
Industry Career Week: Resumes and Cover Letters
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Morehead State
Mon
4
Industry Career Week: How to Impress Your Boss in 90 Days
Rock Star Professionalism Series
UK Lab Band
Tue
5
Industry Career Week: Networking and Job Search
Social Enterprise and Innovation / Certified Nonprofit Professional Program Informational Meeting
Circle of Love Name Distribution
Appalachian Forum with Dr. Fran Ansley
Dana Harper Gallery Reception
Wed
6
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Zona Sur
LNFS Presents: The Grand Budapest Hotel
UK Jazz Ensemble
Circle of Love Name Distribution
Abstract Workshop
Lauren Potter
Thu
7
LNFS Presents: V for Vendetta
Last Day to Withdraw or Reduce Course Load
Circle of Love Name Distribution
R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Marvin Heiferman
Men's Soccer vs. Charlotte
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Georgia
Free Friday Evening Swing Dance
Fri
8
Kentucky Football vs. Georgia
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
The Power of Poetry
The Lexington Lowdown and Free Lindy Hop Workshop
Swing Dance Featuring Live music by"The Metrognomes Orchestra"
Sat
9
UK Combos Concert
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Missouri
Sun
10
Circle of Love Name Distribution
Mon
11
UK Sax Ensembles
Job Club - Interviewing Strategies
Undergraduate Research Information Session
Jose Abisambra Presentation on Current Alzheimer's Research
Women of the World: Judy Smith
Tue
12
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Reservoir Dogs
Refugee Life in America
#UKEDTALKS: International Opportunities for Education Majors
Leadership Assessment
Wed
13
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Iron Man 3
Chili and Pie Cook-Off Supper
#TrendingTopics: Vegetarians vs. Meat-Eaters
Campus Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics KY
LNFS Presents: La Demora
Thu
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LNFS Presents: Pretty in Pink
LNFS Presents: Mean Girls
Fri
15
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
16
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Florida
Greek Cinematography: Critical Approach and Discussion
"Storied Streets" Documentary Showing about Experiences of Homelessness
Sun
17
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
UK Rep Bands Concert
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment 2014 Celebration of Land-Grant Research
Amanda Rogers, "Black Flags, ISIS 'Swag' & Jihadi Rap: Marketing Militancy after the Arab Spring"
Stories of Homelessness: Panel Discussion
Mon
18
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
A Positive Approach to Caregiving Conference
Education Abroad Open House
CatWatch Party
Appalachian Forum and Film Screening of "Up the Ridge"
Tue
19
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
LNFS Presents: The Princess and the Frog
Pinterest Party
International Games Day
Global Design with Phil Duncan
Caregiver Support Group
OXFAM Social Issues Banquet
Wed
20
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Much Ado About Nothing
LNFS Presents: I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
LNFS Presents: The Big Lebowski
International Education Week Keynote Speaker: Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at USAID
Tobacco-free Tailgate 5 Year Anniversary
Bollywood Night
Thu
21
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Much Ado About Nothing
LNFS Presents: Water For Elephants
4th Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia
Freedom from Fear: On Black Childhood and Other Dangers
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
MEAT.
Fri
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The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Much Ado About Nothing
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
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The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Much Ado About Nothing
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
UK Symphony Band and UK Concert Band
Sun
24
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Mon
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Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Job Club - What is your money habitude?
Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner
Tue
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Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
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Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
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Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
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Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Arkansas
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