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65 YEARS: making. moving. art.
In 2017, Louisville Ballet celebrates its 65th Anniversary. Follow the history of the fourth-oldest professional ballet company in the United States, as told through hundreds of photographs and engaging narrative.
$65.00
BB353
Actors Theatre of Louisville: Fifty Years
This beautiful keepsake volume tells the story of Actors Theatre, from its humble beginnings in a rough and tumble loft space on Fourth Street to its growth into one of the most important regional theatre companies in America today. Celebrating 50 years of creative accomplishments, this limited-edition book offers a graphic timeline packed with colorful anecdotes of the people who lived it and the community that embraced it, and is punctuated by hundreds of photographs of the most fascinating and memorable aspects of Actors Theatreís historyóthe productions themselves.
$60.00
BB332
All Aboard! The Belle of Louisville
Bring your children along for a fun and lively ride on The Belle of Louisville, a steamboat that dates back to the industrial age, a time when steamboats were the rulers of transportation and the fastest roads were rivers.
$14.95
BB312
All Those Years Ago: Fifty Years Later, Beatles Fans Still Remember
This nostalgic book collects a variety of stories, interviews, and photographs from September 3, 1964, the day the Beatles performed to over 30,000 fans at two shows during the Indiana State Fair. Will surely evoke fond memories in those who will never forget that memorable visit over 50 years ago.
$19.95
BB324
America: The Founders' Vision
What did our country's Founders really say — about liberty, democracy, the role of states, the military, equal protection under the law, First Amendment rights, and more? Read their original words from the Federalist Papers, the National Archives, various presidential libraries, and other sources.
$24.95
BB360
America's Forgotten Founders
Surveying the top scholars in the fields of history, political science and law, Gary L. Gregg and Mark David Hall have composed the first-ever ranking of the most important and most forgotten contributors to the American Revolution and the creation of the constitutional order that has made America what it is today. Inside you'll find engaging short biographies of the top ten members of the founding generation who are often overlooked but deserve to be remembered.
$14.95
BB238
And They Said It Couldn't Be Done: Transforming a School District into a Learning Organization
This inspiring and informative book reveals the strategies, tools, and culture that completely transformed the Greater Clark County Indiana School District, with 10,600 students in 19 schools, over a three-year period, increasing its student achievement scores in literacy by 26% and in mathematics by 35%.
$29.95
BB319
Back to Life: The Simple Cure for Back Pain and Sitting Ills
Dr. Condict Moore outlines his simple program of seven essential exercises for overcoming and correcting the damages caused by modern inactive lifestyles and lifelong bad sitting habits.
$14.95
BB201
Behind the Footlights: A Novel
Author Fred Schloemer's first novel follows D.W. Singer through a life spent escaping his troubles — an unhappy childhood, an unplanned pregnancy, and his years in the Vietnam War — through fantasy and make believe. The story is a tribute to the redemptive powers of community theater and the unsung heroes whose talent, dedication, and hard work have made it such an important and beloved part of the national arts scene.
$16.95
BB328
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Esteemed philanthropist Isaac Wolfe Bernheim's most enduring legacy is the 14,500-acre Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, KY. After 80 years, his dream of creating a place to "gladden the soul and please the sight" has long been realized, with thousands of annual visitors finding inspiration in the forest's miles of trails, formal gardens, visitor center, events and all facets of wild land. Here, for the first time and in 280 gorgeous, full-color pages, the story of the forest and the man behind it unfolds.
$45.00
BB273
Bernson's Corner: A Reporter's Notebook
As a journalist of the "old school" who believes everyone has a story worth telling, Barry Bernson has endeared himself to TV audiences in Louisville and Chicago by focusing on the "little guy" and the human comedy: the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Here, Bernson reveals the warm, often-hilarious account of a life spent in modern broadcast news.
$24.95
BB290
Bessie Jones: Moonshiner's Daughter
When you grow up in the country, family is everything. Bessie Jones Elliott felt very strongly about her family and her home in Kentucky. Even during tough times in her life, she always held her family together … and they stayed together. This book of memories was written by Bessie's daughter, Sharrie A. McWhirter, who hopes this book gives readers an opportunity to experience her mother's memories — the good, the bad, the funny and the sad — of what it was like to live in the country as a "moonshiner's daughter."
$12.95
BB349
Beyond the Cabbage Patch: The Literary World of Alice Hegan Rice
This is the first and only book-length biography of Alice Hegan Rice, whose bestselling novel, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, has never gone out of print since its publication in 1901. Here, author Mary Boewe has researched and recounted the profound literary career of Alice and her poet husband, Cale, in the context of her fellow talented Louisville writers and the literary world at large in the first two decades of the 20th century.
$34.95
BB275
Beyond the Fairways and Greens: A Look Inside the Lives of PGA TOUR Families
This stunning 25th Anniversary "family album," compiled by members of the PGA TOUR Wives Association, captures the Association's quarter century of charitable work and, through hundreds of heartwarming stories and family photographs, offers readers a rare glimpse into the lives of PGA TOUR families both on and off the course. The book also features 134 treasured recipes submitted by the families of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Luke Donald, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, and many other golf greats.
List Price: $50.00
On Sale Now! $30.00
BB298
The Big Bat
This full color picture book tells the story of Katie and her little brother Ace, who want to take a photo of the World's Biggest Baseball Bat, but it's too big! To get the best shot, the kids team up with dinosaurs, jellybeans, jockeys and more, and along the way learn some zany math to discover just how big the Big Bat is! This charming children's book from the Executive Director of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is sure to be a home run.
$14.95
BB260
Books and the Founding Fathers
Historian, scholar and lecturer George H. Nash's selective bibliography of books that inspired and influenced the ideas, ideologies and personal lives of America's Founding Fathers.
$6.95
BB202
Bourbon in Kentucky: A History of Distilleries in Kentucky
A true labor of love, bourbon aficionado Chet Zoeller conducted years of research to uncover the complete history of bourbon distilling and distilleries throughout Kentucky. Bourbon in Kentucky is the comprehensive publication of his findings, cataloging almost 1,000 distillers and brands across the Commonwealth—from farmhouse mashers to the major industrial concerns, and from the late 1700s to the present day. With hundreds of rare and historical photographs, this is believed to be the first and only authoritative history of its kind.
$39.95
BB244
Brandeis at 150: The Louisville Perspective
In this commemorative volume, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law salutes Justice Louis D. Brandeis's life and career and explores his lifelong connection to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
$24.95
BB203
Buy or Lease Your Next Vehicle? The 2015 Authoritative Financial/Tax Guide
With ever-changing and more complex tax laws, as well as the many purchasing and leasing options available in the market today, deciding whether your business should buy or lease a vehicle may not be obvious, and the wrong decision can cost you thousands of dollars. Author and tax expert Robert Leidgen provides a comprehensive look at all the factors that matter in the year 2015.
$79.95
BB341
Calling It Like I See It: True Stories and Tall Tales about Kentucky Sports
In Calling It Like I See It, Earl Cox, the dean of Kentucky sports writers, compiles his "true stories and tall tales about Kentucky sports," writing in his brash and funny style about a broad range of Kentucky sports and the personalities that have shaped the game.
$12.95
BB204
The Caudills of the Cumberlands: Anne's Story of Life with Harry
In this heartwarming memoir, Anne Caudill — at age 89 — tells fascinating and incredible stories from her life in Appalachia with her husband, Harry Caudill, author of the 1963 book, Night Comes to the Cumberlands. She recalls historic visits by famous people, memorable moments with family and friends, and shares captivating accounts of regional legends and lore. Foreword by Wendell Berry.
$24.95
BB308
A Celebration of Glass
This beautifully illustrated, full color commemorative book showcases the best of contemporary art and architectural glass. Originally produced for the groundbreaking "Celebration of Glass" exhibit in 2003, the book now serves as a compilation of those works and a testament to the beauty of the genre.
$24.95
BB205
Chef Nancy's Kids' Club Cookbook
Chef Nancy Russman has worked in the kitchens of four-star restaurants and received national culinary and humanitarian awards, but her real passion has always been teaching children about healthy food. Here, she lays out easy recipes for fun snacks that teach young people how to prepare healthy foods for themselves — without using knives or stoves!
$19.95
BB253
The Christmas Turkeys and Other Misadventures of the Season
In his new short story collection, Gerald Toner writes about the small miracles that are revealed to ordinary people during the Christmas holiday season. Though their occupations are as varied as the circumstances in which they find themselves, each of the book's characters, while grinding through the ordinary events of ordinary Decembers, find a moment of Christmas magic in the midst of their misadventures.
$19.95
BB270
The Collected Poems of Mary Catherine Kirtley Young, 1975-2015
For the last four decades, Mary Catherine Kirtley Young has keenly observed the ups and downs of her own life and put pen to paper to record those experiences and emotions through poetry. Now in her late years, she has collected her poems into this "bouquet" to share with her family, friends, and all who, like her, enjoy the simple pleasure of writing, reading, and identifying with a well-written poem.
$20.00
BB356
Coming Home to Self: A Journey into Inner Peace
As human beings, we all need to be reminded of our undiscovered spiritual depth. We have many opportunities to become aware of and to continue to emerge into the sacred mystery we are: a seed of Incomprehensible Mystery. Here, Barbara Pierce MacDonald illuminates ways we can enhance our fullness of life, joy, compassion, and loving-kindness and find inner peace.
$18.00
BB343
Country Houses of Louisville, 1899-1939
With over 300 contemporary and archival illustrations, this beautiful full-color coffee-table book presents an in-depth view of 32 spectacular country estates in Louisville, Kentucky, and the families and architects who built them. This period and genre of residential architecture and related social history in Louisville have never before been documented this thoroughly or extensively.
$75.00
BB284
A Courthouse Tragedy: Politics, Murder, and Redemption in a Small Kentucky Town
Former judge Sid Easley rescues the true tale of Sheriff John T. Roach's murder by his friend and fellow deputy Sam Galloway from obscurity, and illuminates the circumstances and personalities behind this dramatic story that shook a small Western Kentucky town.
$24.95
BB316
Crossing the American Grain
Grady Clay's wide-ranging radio essays known as "Crossing the American Grain" have been a staple on Louisville's NPR station, WFPL, for many years. In this comprehensive volume, Clay has collected the best of those commentaries, discussing visual and cultural landscapes, urban design and more with the incisive insight that has made his radio shows so captivating.
$19.95
BB206
Dark Highway: Love, Murder, and Revenge in 1930s' Kentucky
Dark Highway is the true story of a well-liked and beautiful widow, a powerful state politician, and two murders that shocked Kentucky and received international attention in 1936 and 1937. Kentucky attorney Ann DAngelo spent six years researching the case to craft this haunting tale of love, murder, and revenge.
$29.95
BB348
Derby Start to Finish Cookbook
In this charming and practical cookbook, Courier-Journal Food Editor Sarah Fritschner presents her ultimate guide to Derby foods, menus and entertaining. She shares professional advice and practical tips on how to host and feed a houseful of Derby guests from breakfast to dinner, many days in a row.
$23.00
BB207
Diagramming Step by Step: One Hundred and Fifty-Five Steps to Excellence in Sentence Diagramming
Eugene Moutoux, educator and author, taught at four universities and three high schools prior to his retirement in 2004. He has written books on sentence diagramming, Latin derivatives, and the German language and maintains a large web site that includes, among other things, a German course, Latin derivatives, and sentence diagrams.
$26.95
BB301
Drawing Sentences: A Guide to Diagramming
A penchant for grammar led Eugene Moutoux to a thorough study of sentence diagramming. Throughout his life he has taught at four universities and three high schools, and written books on sentence diagramming, Latin derivatives and the German language. In Drawing Sentences, Moutoux offers anyone interested in sentence diagramming an informative and instructional guide.
$24.95
BB259
Embracing the Source: Pilgrims at the Table
This is Father Jerry Eifler's third and newest collection of homilies, focused on identifying and embracing the origins and sources of life's moments. Doing this, Eifler writes, allows us to embrace reality and leads us to the true presence of God.
$14.95
BB208
Ethical Business Relationships
Louisville businessman Lee B. Thomas, Jr. discusses the Quaker-based philosophy that has guided his personal life and business career at several large, successful companies. Through a series of case studies and personal experiences, Thomas illustrates the value of—the need for—a strict ethical code in today's business climate.
$16.95
BB209
The Examined Life: The Self as Midwife
Much more than a fine book on handwriting analysis, this is a treatise about life, human nature, and the human experience. Believing "the examined life moves naturally into the deeper questions of philosophical meanings, into the moral and ethical aspects of life," the author draws upon the wisdom of the ages found in classical literature to provide this focused and fascinating look into human nature, both material and spiritual.
$25.00
BB355
Faith Grows by Risk: Stories from the Life of Kentucky Refugee Ministries
This is the story of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a resettlement agency based in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, where human beings who have come out of conflict and deprivation create new lives of accomplishment. Since its founding in 1990, KRM has welcomed more than 12,000 humans from more than 40 countries across the globe and helped them start new lives. It continues its work to this day.
$20.00
BB306
Finding Sara: A Daughter's Journey
Virginia journalist Margaret Edds was three when her vibrant young mother died in 1950. How could she ever discover the woman she barely knew? Edds unearthed hundreds of letters that led her from southern Tennessee to a World War II city that helped birth the atomic bomb to the Kentucky coal fields and deep into the human heart. Finding Sara is a unique and heartwarming memoir that resurrects a lost relationship and a gentler America.
$15.00
BB256
Following Boone's Trace
Author Neal O. Hammon precisely details the route that pioneer Daniel Boone took to carve a route through the Kentucky wilderness for land-seekers. Hammon touches on interesting stories, the successes and failures, and the unintended consequences of Boone's journey — for which we all are richer. In the words of Richard Taylor, former Kentucky Poet Laureate, "Hammon's meticulous, stubborn research makes him the dean of living Kentucky frontier historians."
$19.95
BB347
Freedom Hall: Celebrating 54 Years
In this fully-illustrated, coffee-table keepsake volume, award-winning journalist Billy Reed gives a nostalgic salute to one of America's premier sports and entertainment venues — Louisville, Kentucky's Freedom Hall — with a look back at some of its greatest events and most memorable moments.
$29.95
BB257
From a Barnyard to a Schoolyard: My Journey as a High School Principal
Terry Cummins spent most of his life in schoolhouses, primarily as a high-school principal in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. In this book, Cummins, nicknamed "Top Cat" by his students, explains why the hearts and minds of teenagers are mysterious, why parents fail more often than students, why school boards don't have a clue, why teachers go batty, and how principals try to maintain their sanity.
$17.95
BB350
From the Panama Canal to Elkhorn Creek
In his autobiography, Judge John S. Palmore writes about his rich and varied life, from high school and World War II through his position as chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, with the wit and good humor for which he is well known.
$23.00
BB211
Gallopalooza III: Bridles & Bourbon
After the success of Gallopalooza, Louisville's Sidewalk Derby, and Gallopalooza, The Horses of Possibility City, Gallopalooza III was launched in 2015 with a theme of "Bridles & Bourbon." Six-foot-tall mint julep cups and smaller horses balancing on bourbon barrels have now been added to the much-loved traditional horse statues on display around the city of Louisville. This is the third volume in the colorful set of commemorative books produced to capture the images and the spirit of Louisville's popular and highly successful public art program.
$34.95
BB342
The Good, the Bad, and the Snarky: The Best and the Rest of the Incredible Inman
David Inman grew up watching too much TV and, for better or worse, remembering most of it. Now 32 years after he began putting this expertise to good use as the nationally-syndicated newspaper columnist of TV and film trivia, "The Incredible Inman" has compiled the very best trivia and his most memorable answers about TV shows, movies, and related weirdness into one incredible book.
$20.00
BB315
Gordon Galloway's Mealtime Makeover
Gordon Galloway is a young cow who loves sugary sweets and struggles with healthy lifestyle habits. Here, readers follow Gordon to school and on a farm adventure that provides an introduction to healthy lifestyle changes and gives parents an opportunity to discuss ways the whole family can make healthier choices, too.
$14.95
BB333
The Great Diabetes Epidemic: A Manifesto for Control and Prevention
Diabetes is now the nation's sixth leading cause of death. It is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, of non-traumatic leg amputation, and of dialysis or renal transplantation. It is also among the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. The good news is, we know how to stop diabetes. But it will take public and political will, as well as a commitment to take action at the community, state, and federal levels. Here, authors Gilbert H. Friedell, MD, and J. Isaac Joyner, MPH, outline a game plan to make that change happen. We can all act now to save lives, save money and save our nation. This book will show you how.
$24.95
BB329
The Great Flood of 1937: Rising Waters, Soaring Spirits
Through historic photographs, maps, log books, diaries and recollections, Rick Bell re-creates, in thrilling detail, the magnitude of Louisville's worst natural disaster which, 70 years ago, put two-thirds of the city under water.
$25.00
BB212
The Greatest Loss: Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child
On December 17, 1999, Rev. Henry White's 18-year-old son and only child was killed in an automobile accident. Throughout his grieving process and in a support group for similarly grieving parents, he discovered that many friends, counselors, and loved ones, while they wanted to be helpful and supportive, needed guidance on how to properly do so. This book will help ministers in particular, and others in general, know how better to console grieving parents who experience the worst tragedy a parent can know: the death of a child.
$12.95
BB296
Hero Tales from American History
In 1895, Henry Cabot Lodge and Theodore Roosevelt published 26 of their favorite stories of American heroism, courage under fire, self-sacrifice, and battles that helped shape America. This is an accurate reprint of those tales aimed at a new generation of American youth, to inspire them to learn more of our history and encourage their own acts of heroism.
$19.95
BB280
Heroes at the Falls: Louisville's Lifesavers
This full-color history book tells, for the first time, the compelling story of the first and only U.S. Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard station, and the remarkable crews who saved thousands of lives, countless numbers of boats, and millions of dollars of cargoes at the Falls of the Ohio from 1882 until 1972, before the days of the modern lock and dam system.
$20.00
BB323
History in the Making: The Story of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1858–2008
With hundreds of color photographs, this beautiful 150th Anniversary book celebrates the history of the American Printing House for the Blind—which is based in Louisville, Kentucky—and examines the mechanical innovations and evolutions, right up to today's digital solutions, that have enabled them to provide specialized materials, books, products, and services to the visually impaired.
$39.95
BB242
Sarah Fritschner's Holidays Cookbook
In this handy cookbook, Courier-Journal Food Editor Sarah Fritschner makes the holiday season easy with full menus and recipes for the busy fall celebrations of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Also included are Fritschner's tips and tricks for busy hosts.
$23.00
BB214
Home on Clear Creek: The Life of Barbara Jean Brady Thompson
Inspired by her motherís and grandmotherís family stories, Joanna Thompson Buckman shares warm reminiscences of what her motherís life was like growing up on a farm in central Kentucky.
$29.95
BB317
The Houses of Richard B. Isenhour: Mid-Century Modern in Kentucky
An investigation into the simple lines, open living areas, and natural materials at the heart of the "mid-century modern" style of architecture, this book details 43 houses designed and built by Richard B. Isenhour in the Lexington, Kentucky, area from 1956 to 1978. Presented chronologically, the book shows the evolution of an exemplary mid-century designer.
List Price: $45.00
On Sale Now! $35.00
BB326
In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World
Today's youth are immersed in a culture of bullying, mass shootings, hate crimes, domestic abuse, violent TV shows, "first-person shooter" video games, and more. This book reveals sobering statistics, anecdotes, and stories that paint a clear picture of the world in which we now live — then provides a comprehensive set of over 400 thoroughly-researched best practices, solutions, and action steps that can help equip our children with the social skills and protective factors necessary to survive and thrive well into adulthood. Includes strategies for law enforcement, school administrators, counselors, psychologists, churches, parents, and others.
$29.95
BB334
It All Starts With A Smile: 7 Steps to Being Happier Right Now
Dr. Clifford Kuhn has modeled his psychiatric practice and his therapeutic mission around the use of humor to overcome stress and fear, survive grief and setbacks, heal the body and mind, and achieve something increasingly elusive today: being happy!
$24.00
BB215
John Floyd: The Life and Letters of a Frontier Surveyor
The first official surveys west of the Appalachian mountains were made in 1774 by John Floyd, a 24-year-old Deputy Surveyor of Fincastle County, Virginia. Over the next nine years, Floyd surveyed 206,000 acres, became a civic leader in a central Kentucky settlement, and carried on continuous correspondence that gives today's readers a window into frontier life that is informative, authoritative, and insightful. This is an important and neglected source that adds to our understanding of this critical period in the formation of what was to become the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
$19.95
BB309
Jonathan's Bluegrass Table: Redefining Kentucky Cuisine
In his inaugural cookbook, the chef and owner of Lexington's acclaimed Jonathan at Gratz Park restaurant invites you into his kitchen and shares his secrets for preparing many of his sumptuous and award-winning dishes, which blend the traditional foods of the Bluegrass Region with modern world cuisine. Includes 147 recipes and over 100 photographs.
$35.00
BB255
Julius Friedman: Images and Ideas
For the first time ever, Julius Friedman, one of America's most prolific and versatile artists, photographers and graphic designers of the modern era, presents the output of a lifetime in this beautiful, full-color coffee-table book. Herein Friedman explores his life, his processes, and his complete works to date, giving readers a glimpse into the mind and instincts of the artist, and moreover exploring the processes that power art in all media around the world.
$70.00
Julius Friedman: Images and Ideas BB234
Kadee's Hope: A Family's Fight Against Childhood Cancer
Ten-year-old Kadee Sterling has it all — a nice home, a happy life, and a loving family. Soon, though, she faces the biggest challenge of her young life: cancer. Are her family and her faith enough to help her survive?
$20.00
BB337
The Keats Family
Keats descendant Lawrence M. Crutcher has researched and written about every known member of the extended family of the poet John Keats, stretching from Keats' great-grandparents down through the ninth generation issue of his siblings and cousins. The family includes numerous writers, business and professional people, as well as a few reprobates.
$45.00
BB248
Kentucky Bourbon Barons: Legendary Distillers from the Golden Age of Whiskey Making
Dedicated to preserving the history of the Bluegrass State's most beloved spirit, author Chester Zoeller introduces readers to some of the outstanding gentlemen who became involved in whiskey distilling at the turn of the 20th century in and around Kentucky. He also takes us back to the last years of the 1800s, when hundreds of distilleries produced a wide spectrum of whiskies — Bourbons, both sweet and sour mash, rye, and multi-grain whiskies — and the medicinal benefits of these delightful drinks were as endorsed as their taste.
$24.95
BB327
Kentucky Houses of Stratton Hammon
His name evokes images of timelessly handsome, classically beautiful homes that remain highly sought-after many decades after their construction. In this magnificent volume, the authors present a comprehensive appreciation of Hammon's work through gorgeous photography and full description. This book was awarded a Bronze Medal for Excellence in the national Architecture category of the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
$60.00
BB216
Kentucky in the Early 1900s: A Postcard Tribute
This full-color hardcover volume showcases an extensive collection of vintage postcards assembled over the last 35 years by Kentucky native Carl Howell. The images, along with detailed narratives Howell has written about the postcards and what they depict, provide rare and intriguing insight into the lives of ordinary Kentuckians in the early 20th century. Viewed in their entirety, they reveal a panorama of subjects that shows who we were, what we valued, and what we accomplished.
$39.95
BB339
Kentucky Lawyers Speak: Oral History From Those Who Lived It
Seventy-four lawyers reflect on their lifetimes of experience and insight working in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For law students and students of history, this is an invaluable collection of one-on-one interviews with senior members of the Kentucky Bar, who have left indelible marks on the legal profession in Kentucky.
$24.95
BB246
Kentucky's Everyday Heroes: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, Volume Four
Steve Flairty's fourth collection of well-told stories recognizing the most important — not the most famous — people in our beloved Kentucky. These stories about real members of our statewide community will warm your heart, inspire you, and just generally make you feel more positive about the human condition.
$14.00
BB338
A Landscape and Its Legacy: The Parklands of Floyds Fork
The story of Louisville's largest parks project, the nearly 4,000-acre Olmsted-inspired Parklands of Floyds Fork. This fully illustrated hardcover volume covers the rich history of the landscape, the colorful characters it produced and the innovative process that led to the creation of the Parklands by 21st Century Parks, the Louisville nonprofit responsible for its development. Edited by writer Dianne Aprile and designed by artist Julius Friedman, with photographs by Ted Wathen, John Nation and Bob Hower.
$75.00
BB293
The Leight House: The Home and Collections of Leonard and Adele Leight
Over forty years, Leonard and Adele Leight have assembled one of the foremost studio art glass collections in the United States, which is exquisitely situated throughout their home and intermingled with their ceramic and furniture collection. The Leight House is not only a room-by-room depiction of the Leights' collection and the architecture that displays it, but a story of how two people collaborated in building what is truly an exceptional home museum.
$29.95
BB291
Life Is Now: Living a Life of Peace in the Midst of Cancer
When former Roman Catholic priest and licensed clinical social worker Don Vowels was diagnosed with cancer during a routine colonoscopy in January 2012, he started writing a journal on the Caring Bridge website to inform family and friends of his health status and to use writing as a method for processing his emotional, mental, and spiritual reactions to living with cancer. In his journal entries, the theme of practicing present-moment awareness emerged as a powerful tool to bring peace. This is the collection of Don's writings and journey.
$20.00
BB357
Linger and Be Available
Father Jerry Eifler's first collection of homilies, first published in May 2003 and reprinted to continue Father Eifler's legacy. Over a decade later, Linger and Be Available still offers the same timeless insight and spiritual wisdom that parishioners and readers have long enjoyed from the Roman Catholic priest and author.
$14.95
BB304
Looking for Love Through Thicker Lenses: A Guide to Dating Later in Life
After years of research and personal transitions, 71-year-old author Sharon P. S. Marx has written the definitive guide to dating later in one's life. In it, she dispels the common myths and anxieties and outlines specific steps that can lead to a personally gratifying relationship at any age. With wit, candor, and a lighthearted conversational style, Marx urges her contemporaries to get out into the real world and start dating again -- because companionship never grows old.
$16.95
BB331
Louisville Landmarks: A Viewbook of Architectural and Historic Landmarks in Louisville, Kentucky
This complete yet purse-sized volume is the perfect guidebook to Louisville's most significant buildings, historic residences and landmarks, incorporating the dates, the architects, and the style, significance and historic status of over 60 of Louisville's most notable sites.
$14.95
BB217
Louisville Slugger: The Making of a Baseball Bat
Author Jan Arnow's illustrated children's book shows the process of making Louisville Slugger bats, from the forest to the factory to the ball field.
$12.95
BB218
The Incredible Inman's Louisville Trivia Challenge!
You never knew Louisville was so well-connected! In this fun and surprising compilation, Louisville's chief trivia expert tests your knowledge of the many connections between Louisville and the worlds of film, art, music and literature.
$19.95
BB220
Louisville's KFC Yum! Center: A Community's Dream Realized
The building of the KFC Yum! Center is a blueprint for how a public project should be funded, planned, and executed. From the outset, the project has been about providing every element of the city's culture — men and women, black and white, business and labor, rich and poor — with an opportunity to help revitalize the city's downtown and make the city a viable option for national events. This is the story of how Possibility City turned a dream into a magnificent reality.
$34.95
BB268
Louisville's Waterfront Park: A Riverfront Renaissance
Praised for its innovative landscape design, Louisville's Waterfront Park was, just 25 years ago, covered by an industrial brownfield wasteland of scrapyards, sand and gravel operations, warehouses, asphalt plants and railroad tracks. This beautiful full-color coffee table book tells the great success story of the Park's transformation and how the vision was achieved.
$45.00
BB279
Maker's Mark: My Autobiography
From proud but humble beginnings in Happy Hollow, Kentucky, bourbon producer Maker's Mark has grown to cult status around the world. In My Autobiography, the company's flamboyant president, Bill Samuels, Jr., gives us the official, fascinating and colorful life story of his family's premier bourbon brand.
$29.95
BB221
Making Pottery Functional: Over 200 Pottery Items and How to Make Them Work
Veteran potter and teacher Melvin D. Rowe provides a wealth of creative inspiration and insightful tips for creating over 200 unique pottery pieces that can actually be used.
$29.95
BB335
MAN! MAN! MAN!: Don't Play Russian Roulette With Your Prostate Health
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer himself, author Charles Eric Green found that prostate cancer is often too taboo a subject for public discussion among most men. He wrote this book to help change the public conversation about prostate health, and to help men communicate with other men about this very important subject.
$20.00
BB305
The Man On the Wall
In this touching and true children's story, a young girl discovers the identity of the uniformed man whose photograph hangs in her grandparents' home. She learns about the man's life as he grew from an excited little boy to a young man who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. The book serves as a reminder of the more than 58,000 lives lost during this tumultuous time in American history.
$16.95
BB262
Mercy Academy: Celebrating the Circle of Mercy Since 1885
Spanning over 120 years of the school's history, this book captures the essence of what it means to be a "Mercy girl." The history, faith and educational mission of Mercy Academy are documented here in words, archival photographs and contemporary images.
$30.00
BB222
The Monarchs: The Great American Rock 'n' Roll Dream
Filled with memories, music and memorabilia from the era, and packaged with a commemorative DVD documenting the band's history, this book takes readers back to the early days of Louisville rock 'n' roll to remember one of its biggest acts, The Monarchs. After 50 years of concerts, sock hops, dances and reunions, the music hasn't stopped, and award-winning journalist Billy Reed follows the band—and the greater Louisville area—through it all.
$34.95
BB252
Money Follows Excellence
Based on his own remarkable career, Bill Lamb has written a lively, readable, believable, and truly vital book for managers at all levels in enterprises of all types and sizes. In this instructive and insightful new book, Lamb suggests that managers, if they hope to be successful, must ground their organization's core principles in a solid foundation and ensure, always, that excellence comes first.
$24.95
BB295
Mud Creek Medicine: The Life of Eula Hall and the Fight for Appalachia
This biography chronicles the life of Eula Hall, an iconoclastic woman with a resolute spirit to help her people. Through moonshining, labor strikes, and eventually creating the Mud Creek Clinic, Eula found herself — through sheer determination and will — at the center of a century-long struggle to lift up a part of America that is too often forgotten.
$25.00
BB314
Musical Pairing: The Art of Harmonizing Music and Beverages With Your Meals
Every foodie is in search of the perfect bite. Chef and author Barbara Werner is wowing them by taking them on a journey through a new world of pairing music with food and beverages, using a simple mathematical formula. Musical pairing can teach you how to raise a good dish to greatness and a great dish to near perfection, landing happily at the perfect meal!
$30.00
BB344
My Blessed, Wretched Life: Rebecca Boone's Story
Author Sue Ballard provides a thoroughly researched, fictionalized autobiography of frontiersman Daniel Boone's wife, Rebecca Bryan Boone, a woman who deserves tribute for her role in carving new homes and new lives in the primitive and dangerous Kentucky wilderness. Ballard's description of Rebecca's day-to-day life is accurate in each detail, from raising their many children, farming, and kitchen work, to her hourly prayers and waiting in loneliness for the return of her trailblazing husband. A must-read for all who love early American and Kentucky history.
$24.95
BB336
My Kentucky Life
For over a quarter-century, popular television host and producer Dave Shuffett has traveled thousands of miles across Kentucky, interviewing people and photographing places that showcase what is unique and extraordinary about the beloved Bluegrass State. Here he shares over 100 pages of his favorite photographs and essays from those travels, opening our eyes and our hearts to the rich heritage, fascinating people, colorful culture and pure natural beauty of the Commonwealth.
$25.00
BB311
Never Say Never – Yes You Can! by Phyllis George
Throughout her colorful career—as Miss America and First Lady of Kentucky, and as a pioneering sportscaster, entrepreneur, actor and author—Phyllis George has had to take risks, overcome challenges, and reinvent herself many times in her life. In Never Say Never, she reveals how an indomitable spirit, positive outlook, courage and adaptability has helped her—and can help you—face and learn lessons from each challenging chapter in life.
$19.95
BB251
No Guts, No Glory: My Life as a Brawler, Soldier, Mercenary, Bounty Hunter, Bouncer, Bodyguard, Businessman and All-Around Nice Guy
Jim Bolen's official memoir recounts a life lived so on-the-edge dangerously that you'll insist — as everyone else has — that he shouldn't have made it through. No Guts, No Glory is the hard-knuckle first-hand account of a man whose fierce dedication to justice and fearless sense of adventure have taken him around the world standing up to and fighting down a laundry list of dishonorable and violent men, from belligerent off-duty police officers to South African terrorists.
$23.00
BB237
Norton Memorial Infirmary School of Nursing: History of Excellence
On New Year’s Day 1886, the Norton Memorial Infirmary School of Nursing — the first nursing school in Kentucky — opened its doors in Louisville. Over the next 90 years, more than 1,500 young people prepared for careers as registered nurses. This book, compiled by four Norton graduates, takes the reader through major historical events, medical advances, vast cultural changes, and the evolution of the school.
$34.95
BB351
On the News ... In the News: A Journalist's Own Story of Recovery and Self-Discovery
In this tell-all book revealing the news behind the news, veteran Emmy-award-winning TV news anchor John Boel shares 25 years of fascinating stories from one side of the camera, then takes readers to the other side, telling the whole story of his powerful journey through the public shame of two high-profile DUI arrests and his gradual recovery and self-discovery.
$19.95
BB282
Parenting Adult Children: Real Stories of Families Turning Challenges into Successes
In this unique book, Dr. Fred Schloemer addresses a little-discussed area of family health: how to parent children who have become adults themselves. With issues ranging from overdependence to estrangement, step-parenting, substance abuse, and more, the book offers a variety of case studies from Schloemer's years of practice, and reveals insights and interventions to help parents of adult children deal with these very real but often overlooked issues.
$19.95
BB285
Passing the Torch: Lessons Learned, Wisdom Shared
Through candid stories and personal recollections, 54 of Louisville's most influential leaders reveal a lifetime of wisdom and insight, along with lessons they have learned over the years, as they prepare to "pass the torch" to the next generation of Louisville leaders.
$29.95
BB224
Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking and Quilting in Western Kentucky
Author Bobbie Smith Bryant's full-color hardcover volume offers a rich and colorful collection of over 200 family recipes, hand-crafted heirloom quilts, and delightful stories celebrating the unique traditions of her family, its farm, and the "Black Patch" region the Smiths have called home for many generations.
$24.95
BB297
Pathway Through the Past: A Timeline Tour of Historic Sites in Louisville, Kentucky
Kadie Engstrom's full-color volume reveals the many places a visitor can go to learn about the wonderfully vast history of Louisville, Kentucky's metropolitan area. Along with retelling significant events in local history, Engstrom targets the sites (including those designated as National Historic Landmarks) that are available for visitation and which interpret a piece of Louisville's historic puzzle.
$16.95
BB281
Peace Through People: 50 Years of Global Citizenship
As the definitive collection of stories and photographs compiled from the archives of Sister Cities International and its members, this beautiful keepsake volume documents, for the first time, the rich and colorful history of the sister city movement around the world. A 50th anniversary commemorative book.
$39.95
BB225
Pele's Forever Home
This children's book tells the true story of a champion greyhound named Pele, who started racing professionally at age two and was retired at age five. Pele won 20 of the 114 races he ran in his lifetime. When he was six years old, he was adopted by Jessica and Paul, who lived in Boston, Massachusetts.
$21.95
BB283
Political Quickstep: The Life of Kentucky's Colonel Charles S. Todd
This biography explores the life of Charles S. Todd, a patriotic Whig gentleman, farmer, father, lawyer, and army colonel who served in the War of 1812 and later became a political agent, ambassador, and champion of the cultural and industrial revolutions in 19th-century America. Todd's evolution reflects a turbulent time in America, when social and class distinctions were upended, new lands were opened to settlement, and the Civil War ended slavery and the plantation lifestyle to which Todd had been born.
$24.95
BB358
Porching: A Humorous Look at America's Favorite Pastime
Dr. John Buchino writes about that most prevalent and unrecognized pastime in America: sitting on the front porch. In this quirky and fun collection, Buchino extols the heady virtues of the porching life, and makes a strong case for porching's health and wellness benefits.
$19.95
BB226
Postcards from Abe, 1842-1865: Abraham Lincoln Writes to Lucy Speed at Farmington Plantation in Louisville, Kentucky
These postcards from Abraham Lincoln, written to his friend Joshua Speed's mother, Lucy Speed, at Farmington Plantation in Louisville, Kentucky, are just pretend. But while this fun and educational book may not contain true artifacts, it does provide an honest recollection of Lincoln's childhood, challenges, and career, culminating in his being elected to serve as the 16th president of the United States of America.
$19.95
BB346
Postcards from Daniel, 1755-1784: Daniel Boone Writes from the Kentucky Wilderness
While this fun and educational book may not contain true artifacts, it provides an honest recollection of Daniel Boone's thoughts and discoveries as he explored the Kentucky wilderness from 1755-1784. Third in a series of historical postcard books created by award-winning Kentucky educator Betty Southard Stokes, this book is a perfect way to teach history to children in a fun, imaginative way.
$19.95
BB325
Postcards from George, 1763-1781: George Rogers Clark Writes to Virginia from the Kentucky Wilderness
This fun and educational collection may not contain true artifacts (as postcards were not invented until after Clark had passed away), but it does provide an honest recollection of George Rogers Clark's thoughts and discoveries through a series of fictional postcards to his brothers, Edmund and William Clark, and his sister, Lucy Clark. This book is perfect for teaching history to children in a fun, imaginative way.
$14.95
BB266
The Power of Ideas, Volume II: The University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards
Rather than living luxuriously, Louisville industrialist and philanthropist H. Charles Grawemeyer wanted to use his wealth to, in his words, "help make the world a better place." In 1984 he endowed the Grawemeyer Awards, a series of awards established to pay homage to creativity and genius in areas of human endeavor too much ignored by other awards: in Music, Political Science, Education, Religion and Psychology. The Power of Ideas is the second volume in commemoration of these awards and their recipients—picking up where the first volume left off, in 1997, to showcase the last 10 years of profound innovations.
$24.95
BB241
Resting In Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery
As the premier cemetery in the geographically central location of Louisville, Kentucky, during the Civil War, Cave Hill Cemetery had many connections to both the Union and Confederacy — and was, therefore, an ideal place to bury both high-ranking officers and ordinary citizens. In this clear and easy-to-use guidebook, author Bryan Bush gives the well-researched history of the cemetery's role in the Civil War, complete with detailed cemetery maps, photographs, and stories from the Civil War.
$24.95
BB307
Rethinking the Teaching of American History
Teachers, scholars, and students of American history will appreciate the combination of practical advice about teaching American history and the examples of first-rate historical analysis found in Rethinking the Teaching of American History. Written with American history teachers in mind, the essays included in this volume will provoke both the novice and the experienced history teacher to rethink how they approach their academic discipline and professional craft.
$19.95
BB289
River Life: A Journey from Headwaters to the Sea
Starting from a small stream in a Pennsylvania woodland, this illustrated educational book follows the seasons of river life along three connected rivers: the Allegheny during spring, the Ohio during summer and the Lower Mississippi during fall. A great addition to children's literature about rivers and river life.
$16.95
BB299
Romany Marie: The Queen of Greenwich Village
A truly special event, Romany Marie puts readers at the table to engage in a remarkable conversation with the indomitable woman who, for three generations, was hailed as an earth mother by a wide and now-legendary range of intellectuals, artists and bohemians who gathered in New York City's Greenwich Village in the early half of the 20th century.
$23.00
BB227
Rooted in the Mountains, Reaching to the World: Stories of Nursing and Midwifery at Kentucky's Frontier School, 1939-1989
Founded in 1925, the Frontier Nursing University has held steadfast and powerful roots in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, yielding a bevy of both healthy babies and quality nurse-midwifery graduates for over 85 years. In this coffee-table volume, the stories and experiences of the early Frontier graduates provide a fascinating glimpse into an otherwise undocumented history of nurse-midwifery in the 20th century.
$30.00
BB287
Rounding the Circle
This collection of essays, hand-picked by former Courier-Journal Book Editor Keith Runyon, offers a decade's worth of the author's rich insights, reflecting on the many challenges and wonderments that the world offers us, and providing "markers along the path" as we make our way along the circular path to our personal center.
$19.95
BB300
The Saddlebred: America's Horse of Distinction
A beautiful combination of information and photography, The Saddlebred is the first pictorial book exclusively dedicated to the American Saddlebred horse. This unique volume shows in great detail the show rings, trails, dressage, carriage and jumping competitions, and pleasure riding and farm life for Saddlebreds.
$40.00
BB264
Samuel Joseph Elsby: Banker, Businessman, and Community Leader
The Elsby, built in 1916 on the corner of Pearl and State Streets, was New Albany, Indiana's first high-rise office complex. It was a testimonial to the art of ingenuity and innovation, incorporating the most modern conveniences available at the time. In 1917, the New Albany Public Press declared, "Everyone admires the new Elsby." But who was this man, Samuel J. Elsby, who built it? This book dives into the history of both the man and the building, which Elsby considered his crowning achievement.
$14.95
BB352
The Seelbach: A Centennial Salute to Louisville's Grand Hotel
Back in print! As the official recorder of all Seelbach legend and history, author Larry Johnson discusses in lively detail the many celebrities, presidents, movie stars, famous writers, gangsters and even ghosts who've passed through this bastion of stately architecture in Louisville, Kentucky.
$19.95
BB228
The Senate: Great Forum of Constitutional Liberty
Former U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) served in the Senate longer than any other man in U.S. history. In this slim volume, he discusses some of the lessons he learned during his time in the Senate, and makes a strong call to defend the institution in the 21st century. It is an instructive volume on the origins, evolution, and current functioning of the U.S. Senate.
$9.95
BB276
The Sporran: The Remnant Chronicles I & II
After discovering the mysterious powers of a musty old Scottish sporran, sixth-grader Jacob Boyd is plunged into a dangerous adventure deep in the catacombs beneath Edinburgh Castle, where unseen perils—and the fate of the world—await him in the dark. For young adult readers, this is the start of an exciting new series.
$11.95
BB229
St. Frances of Rome Church Community: An Illustrated History
To celebrate the history of one of Louisville's oldest and most vital Catholic parishes, Father Jerry Eifler and Steve Wiser have created a lively and thorough look back at the people and milestone events in the church's development and evolution, by weaving personal memories with hundreds of archival photos along with the original research of Charles W. Beckman, Sr.
$24.95
BB230
"The Stile of This Confederacy...
In this full-color, coffee-table anthology of American history from the Mayflower Compact to the present day, readers can learn about the struggle for Independence, the arguments over Constitutional ratification, slavery and Civil War, westward expansion, America's evolving role in world affairs, and the continuing march toward a more pluralistic society.
$39.95
BB302
Surviving A Stroke
Stricken by a major stroke at age 35, Andrew Fisher tells the amazing story of his sudden illness and the innovative neurologist at the University of Louisville Hospital whose treatment saved his life. Told with an unflinching honesty, Andrew's story is riveting and alarming, yet uplifting and hopeful.
$15.00
BB277
The Tails of Windy Meadows
This full-color illustrated children's book tells the story of a typical day on the horse farm of Windy Meadows Stables, located in the L'Esprit equestrian community of LaGrange, Kentucky. Told through the eyes of the colorful horse characters who live in its barns, The Tails of Windy Meadows encourages horse lovers to visit the picturesque stables where nearly 100 horses—from riding lesson horses to national racing retirees—call home.
$19.95
BB254
Take A Hike, Louisville! Nature Excursions In and Around Louisville, Kentucky
A perfect guide to simple, convenient and low-cost nature excursions, all in the Louisville area. Whether you're looking for an hour's walk or a day's hike, this book offers a family-friendly guide to over 30 natural areas and over 50 miles of walking paths and hiking trails, complete with detailed descriptions of venue amenities and natural features. Photographs throughout.
$19.95
BB250
Take A Walk, Louisville! Nature Excursions In and Around Louisville, Kentucky

Walk along with the Koesters family as they take you down woodland paths, through wildflower meadows, across wetlands, along riverbanks, around pristine lakes and up to waterfalls. Be inspired to slow down, savor nature, take time with your family, and even enjoy a local ice cream treat after your walk. It's time to get out and Take A Walk, Louisville!

$19.95
BB340
That's Entertaining! with Tim Laird
"Entertaining should never be intimidating," says Tim Laird, dubbed America's Chief Entertaining Officer. Here Tim has compiled over 300 full-color pages of his much-celebrated tips and tricks for hosting simple but show-stopping occasions of all kinds. Whether you're screening The Big Game, celebrating Valentine's Day or having Tapas Night, Tim offers tantalizing menus, creative cocktails, and all kinds of insightful advice from start to finish.
$35.00
BB258
That's Entertaining! Cocktails and Appetizers
Popular media personality and Chief Entertaining Officer Tim Laird's hand-picked collection of some of his favorite cocktail recipes, coupled with delicious appetizers that are easy to prepare, but can make any host look like a pro. The book offers easy-to-follow guides for party planners, featuring over 100 show-stopping but simple-to-make recipes.
$25.00
BB313
This I Believe: Kentucky
The popular radio essay series focuses its attention on Kentucky voices and themes in this new book from This I Believe, Inc. Here, 60 authors who are either from Kentucky or who are writing about Kentucky provide thoughtful explorations of their core values and guiding principles, including Muhammad Ali, Tori Murden McClure, Frank X Walker, Silas House, Sena Jeter Naslund, and many others from all walks of life.
$19.95
BB310
Three for Dinner
This illustrated children's book tells the sweet story of two mice, Melvin and Peppy, and the lessons they learned through their encounters with a cat named Midnight. The book encourages young children to not fear or believe the worst about people until they get to know them and give them a chance.
$17.95
BB354
Tiny Toes: A Creative Movement Class for Young Children
Designed specifically for children ages 2-5, this enchanting new book teaches kids to dance using author Morgan Grubola's new M.E.G. (Movement, Expression and Growth) technique. To activate both body and mind, Grubola offers 19 different exercises that develop strength and flexibility, promote intellectual growth, and encourage performance skills in young students — while using their imaginations to dance with fanciful animals of all shapes and sizes!
$30.00
BB261
Tornado: A Look Back at Louisville's Dark Day, April 3, 1974
Louisville, Kentucky's recent history has no more unforgettable moment than April 3, 1974 — the day a disastrous tornado tore a path of destruction across the city of Louisville and its metro area. This new softcover edition commemorates the 40th anniversary of that fateful day in Louisville's history.
$24.95
BB318
The Traveler's Vest Pocket Medical Guide
This small but crucial guide shows you in easy-to-understand language how to identify and treat a range of common travel maladies, especially useful for adventure travelers. The book also addresses more general issues to help you get the most out of your journeys.
$4.95
BB232
Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic History
Over two centuries and more, African Americans in Louisville, Kentucky have created a community and defined its identity and character while meeting the evolving challenges of slavery, freedom, segregation, politics, economics and cultural meaning. Presenting over 450 historical and archival photographs, this beautiful book tells the story of this community in words and images.
$45.00
BB278
The Two Lives and One Passion of Louise Marshall: Founder of the Cabbage Patch Settlement
Rich, flawed and female, Louise Marshall was an unconventional hero, focusing her life on one Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood, known as the Cabbage Patch, and the individuals who lived there. For 70 years, she used love, not legislation, to foster pride, self-respect, and character in people, and to attack the day's most difficult social problems.
$25.00
BB359
Unbekannt und Unbeachtet: German Fairy Tales You May Have Missed
Longtime German language teacher and author Gene Moutoux here reprints a selection of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm in their original German for use as language learning tools. Includes the full story texts, plus vocabulary blocks, footnotes, and a glossary. If you've begun to learn German, this book will be a uniquely fun and adventurous way to develop your vocabulary and grammar.
$19.95
BB321
Unbridled Service: Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928-2010
Recalling how a system of volunteer "girl chauffeurs" facilitated the American Committee for Devastated France after World War I, Mary Breckinridge developed a similar plan for the Frontier Nursing Service, a nursing center and midwifery in the mountains of eastern Kentucky since 1925. This is the wildly successful and diverse history of the Courier Service.
$30.00
BB320
Unearthing the Past: The Archaeology of the Falls of the Ohio River Region
Beginning with bands of hunters and gatherers foraging for food, join revered archaeologist Donald Janzen on a 10,000-year journey to explore prehistoric Native American life in the Falls of the Ohio River region. With a variety of illustrations and artifacts, Unearthing the Past provides compelling revelations about what lies beneath the streets and subdivisions of our 21st century hometown.
$24.95
BB236
Unexpected Inheritance
Kentucky Monthly magazine publisher Stephen M. Vest offers readers a unique and nostalgic collection of family tales. Through a series of real-life vignettes exploring the relationships within his own feisty, fascinating family, Vest uncovers the many values, traits, and life lessons — often unexpected — that he inherited from his older parents, domineering grandmother, and other colorful characters who influenced his life.
$19.95
BB330
Unpacking for the Journey
In this gentle and contemplative volume, Father Jerry Eifler continues his exploration of spiritual issues with a new compilation of essays and homilies about the journey from birth to death—and what we should leave behind as we go. Includes a foreword by Dr. Paul J. Weber.
$14.95
BB233
Water Works: 150 Years of Louisville Water Company
As Louisville Water Company celebrates its 150th anniversary, this keepsake coffee-table book explores the company's complete history through historic photographs and rich stories from the company's archives. Since 1860, Louisville Water Company has pioneered research into cleaning drinking water, built landmark structures and become a life-line for the city's population. It provided street "sprinklers" in the 1800s, a swimming pool in the 1920s, a silent movie in the 1930s and a "victory garden" in the 1940s. Here you'll discover how Louisville's history has been shaped by the history of its water works.
$29.95
BB269
We Must Remember: The Vietnam War Service of Men from Nelson County, Kentucky
Nelson County, Kentucky, which includes the city of Bardstown, suffered more battle deaths per population in the Vietnam War than any other county in America. In this book, co-authors Harry Spalding and Don Parrish share the service records and stories of many brave Nelson County citizens who served valiantly in all branches of the military during the Vietnam War.
$19.95
BB294
Where the River Birches Beckon
This new work of historical fiction from author Fred Schloemer explores life in Kentucky during the buildup to the Civil War. In it, Sarah Brinley is a plain spinster from Pittsburgh, recently impoverished by the death of her abolitionist parents. Desperate for work, she accepts a post as governess for the son of a wealthy Kentucky planter – but once there, she finds the job, the plantation, and its people far from what she expected. Where the River Birches Beckon puts a fresh and romantic spin on actual events and people in a suspenseful tale of love, loss, courage, and loyalty.
$14.95
BB345
Who Pardoned Accountability?: How to "Unleash" Accountability in Your Organization
The coauthor of the successful business book, Who Killed Change?, turns his attention to another victim found in all kinds of businesses: Accountability. How can we increase accountability in our organizations and decrease the frustrations of our employees? That's what you will learn in this witty whodunit in which an important Change has died and Accountability is arrested and accused of involuntary manslaughter.
$21.99
BB286
A Wine Lover's Odyssey Across Kentucky
As the first book devoted to Kentucky wine and its wineries, this full-color volume takes readers on a tour of Kentucky to visit thirty-four of the state's wineries, to explore the history of wine in Kentucky, and to discover the grape varieties that make their favorite wines so enjoyable. It's "a five-star guide to Kentucky wines for everyone from the amateur socialite to the most avid wine enthusiast."
$29.95
BB292
The Wonder Team: The Centre College Praying Colonels and Their Rise to the Top of the Football World, 1917–1924
In the years after World War I, Centre College's "Praying Colonels" were the most famous and publicized college football team ever to play the game. Competing all over the country and beating all the major powers of the day, they achieved enormous acclaim as "The Wonder Team," a group of talented and colorful young men who put Centre, and the little town of Danville, Kentucky, on the map. Includes over 250 color photographs.
$39.95
BB239
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