The Kentucky Encyclopedia

The Kentucky Encyclopedia
Author: John E. Kleber
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 1080
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN: 0813159016
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kentucky Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The Kentucky Encyclopedia's 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today's headlines, recording Kentuckians' achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science, and sports. Biographical sketches portray all of Kentucky's governors and U.S. senators, as well as note congressmen and state and local politicians. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in the lives of such figures as Carry Nation, Henry Clay, Louis Brandeis, and Alben Barkley. The commonwealth's high range from writers Harriette Arnow and Jesse Stuart, reformers Laura Clay and Mary Breckinridge, and civil rights leaders Whitney Young, Jr., and Georgia Powers, to sports figures Muhammad Ali and Adolph Rupp and entertainers Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, and the Everly Brothers. Entries describe each county and county seat and each community with a population above 2,500. Broad overview articles examine such topics as agriculture, segregation, transportation, literature, and folklife. Frequently misunderstood aspects of Kentucky's history and culture are clarified and popular misconceptions corrected. The facts on such subjects as mint juleps, Fort Knox, Boone's coonskin cap, the Kentucky hot brown, and Morgan's Raiders will settle many an argument. For both the researcher and the more casual reader, this collection of facts and fancies about Kentucky and Kentuckians will be an invaluable resource.

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
Author: Gerald L. Smith,Karen Cotton McDaniel,John A. Hardin
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN: 0813160669
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers in art, science, and industry. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in an array of notable figures, such as writers William Wells Brown and bell hooks, reformers Bessie Lucas Allen and Shelby Lanier Jr., sports icons Muhammad Ali and Isaac Murphy, civil rights leaders Whitney Young Jr. and Georgia Powers, and entertainers Ernest Hogan, Helen Humes, and the Nappy Roots. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women. For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.

Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia

Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781942613886
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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University of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia

University of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia
Author: Tom Wallace
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN: 1613218931
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

University of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The Kentucky Wildcats are the winningest program in the history of college basketball, and this newly revised edition of the University of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book ever assembled on the history of this extraordinary team. Written in a unique, easy-to-read style that brings to life the exploits of Wildcats teams and players, this definitive source includes details about “The Fabulous Five,” “Rupp’s Runts,” “The Unforgettables,” Jamal Mashburn, Rex Chapman, Melvin Turpin, Kenny Walker, John wall, and so many more. Coaching greats Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, and John Calipari are also featured, as are each of their eight NCAA championships. Without a doubt this is a must-have for any Kentucky fan! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Integrated

Integrated
Author: James W. Miller
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-17
ISBN: 081316947X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Book Excerpt:

In Integrated, James W. Miller explores an often ignored aspect of America's struggle for racial equality. He relates the story of the Lincoln Institute -- an all-black high school in Shelby County, Kentucky, where students prospered both in the classroom and on the court. In 1960, the Lincoln Tigers men's basketball team defeated three all-white schools to win the regional tournament and advance to one of Kentucky's most popular events, the state high school basketball tournament. This proud tradition of African American schools -- a celebration of their athletic achievements -- was ironically destroyed by integration. This evocative book is enriched by tales of individual courage from men who defied comfort and custom. Miller describes how one coach at a white high school convinced his administrators and fans that playing the black schools was not only the right thing to do, but that it was also necessary. He discusses John Norman "Slam Bam" Cunningham, the former Lincoln Institute standout who became an Armed Forces All-Star and later impressed University of Kentucky Coach Adolph Rupp on the Wildcats' home floor. Miller also tells the story of a young tennis prodigy whose dreams were denied because he could not play at the white country club, but who became the first African American to start for an integrated Kentucky high school basketball championship team. Featuring accounts from former Lincoln Institute players, students, and teachers, Integrated not only documents the story of a fractured sports tradition but also addresses the far-reaching impact of the civil rights movement in the South.

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky
Author: Paul A. Tenkotte,James C. Claypool
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN: 0813159962
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine, military, science, and sports. Often referred to as one of the points of the "Golden Triangle" because of its proximity to Lexington and Louisville, Northern Kentucky is made up of eleven counties along the Ohio River: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. With more than 2,000 entries, 170 images, and 13 maps, this encyclopedia will help readers appreciate the region's unique history and culture, as well as the role of Northern Kentucky in the larger history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation. Describes the "Golden Triangle" of Kentucky, an economically prosperous area with high employment, investment, and job-creation rates Contains entries on institutions of higher learning, including Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and three community and technical colleges Details the historic cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow and their renaissance along the shore of the Ohio River Illustrates the importance of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport as well as major corporations such as Ashland, Fidelity Investments, Omnicare, Toyota North America, and United States Playing Card

Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia

Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia
Author: Tom Wallace
Publsiher: Sports Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781582615691
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia 100th Anniversary Edition

Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia  100th Anniversary Edition
Author: Jeff Bridgeman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781938905186
Category: Basketball
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia 100th Anniversary Edition Book Excerpt:

Where In The World Volume 2 Historic People and Places in Clark County Kentucky

Where In The World  Volume 2  Historic People and Places in Clark County  Kentucky
Author: Harry G. Enoch
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017-04-12
ISBN: 1365889106
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where In The World Volume 2 Historic People and Places in Clark County Kentucky Book Excerpt:

Unusual place names evoke a sense of mystery and wonder. How did a place come to be called the "Wolf Pen" or the "Shot Factory"? Where in the world were the "Indian Old Fields" and "Brandenburg's Mill"? Researching these names often reveals fascinating stories about local history, families, events, and politics. Clark County, Kentucky is blessed with many such interesting places. The articles in this book are collected from a column in the Winchester Sun called "Where in the World? " Each article describes an historic place or person in Clark County, some well known, some not so well known. The articles were written for the Bluegrass Heritage Museum in hopes of fostering an interest in local history and the Museum. This book is intended to do the same. This work includes 62 articles that appeared in the Sun between September 6, 2007 to June 3, 2016. A few articles were updated for this publication after additional information became available.

The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia

The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia
Author: David Blevins
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 1291
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0810861305
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Provides a comprehensive listing, including biographical information and statistics, of each athlete inducted into one of the major sports halls of fame.

The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia

The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia
Author: Dave Blevins
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 1308
Release: 2011-12-23
ISBN: 1461673704
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

In 1936, the Baseball Hall of Fame was established to honor the legends of the sport. The first inductees were some of the greatest names of the dugout, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. Less than ten years later, in 1945, the Hockey Hall of Fame inducted its first members. The Soccer Hall of Fame was established in 1950, followed by the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959, and the Football Hall of Fame in 1963. In all, more than 1,400 inductees—players, teams, and behind the scenes personnel—have been enshrined in these five halls of fame. The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia is a comprehensive listing of each inductee elected into one or more of these major sports halls of fame. From Hank Aaron to Fred Zollner, this book contains biographical information, sport and position(s) played, and career statistics (when applicable) of each of the more than 1,400 honorees. The book also includes specific appendixes for each shrine, in which inductees are listed alphabetically and by year of induction. Also included are appendixes briefly describing the history of each hall of fame.

Committed to Victory

Committed to Victory
Author: Richard E. Holl
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 0813165652
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Committed to Victory Book Excerpt:

When World War II broke out in Europe in September 1939, Kentucky was still plagued by the Great Depression. Even though the inevitably of war had become increasingly apparent earlier that year, the citizens of the Commonwealth continued to view foreign affairs as a lesser concern compared to issues such as the lingering economic depression, the approaching planting season, and the upcoming gubernatorial race. It was only the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that destroyed any lingering illusions of peace. In Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II, author Richard Holl offers the first comprehensive examination of the Commonwealth's civilian sector during this pivotal era in the state's history. National mobilization efforts rapidly created centers of war production and activity in Louisville, Paducah, and Richmond, producing new economic prosperity in the struggling region. The war effort also spurred significant societal changes, including the emergence of female and minority workforces in the state. In the Bluegrass, this trend found its face in Pulaski County native Rose Will Monroe, who was discovered as she assembled B-24 and B-29 bombers and was cast as Rosie the Riveter in films supporting the war effort. Revealing the struggles and triumphs of civilians during World War II, Holl illuminates the personal costs of the war, the black market for rationed foods and products, and even the inspiration that coach Adolph Rupp and the University of Kentucky basketball team offered to a struggling state. Committed to Victory is a timely and engaging account that fills a significant gap in the literature on a crucial period of American history.

The Encyclopedia of Louisville

The Encyclopedia of Louisville
Author: John E. Kleber
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN: 0813149746
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Louisville Book Excerpt:

With more than 1,800 entries, The Encyclopedia of Louisville is the ultimate reference for Kentucky's largest city. For more than 125 years, the world's attention has turned to Louisville for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. Louisville Slugger bats still reign supreme in major league baseball. The city was also the birthplace of the famed Hot Brown and Benedictine spread, and the cheeseburger made its debut at Kaelin's Restaurant on Newburg Road in 1934. The "Happy Birthday" had its origins in the Louisville kindergarten class of sisters Mildred Jane Hill and Patty Smith Hill. Named for King Louis XVI of France in appreciation for his assistance during the Revolutionary War, Louisville was founded by George Rogers Clark in 1778. The city has been home to a number of men and women who changed the face of American history. President Zachary Taylor was reared in surrounding Jefferson County, and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices were from the city proper. Second Lt. F. Scott Fitzgerald, stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor during World War I, frequented the bar in the famous Seelbach Hotel, immortalized in The Great Gatsby. Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville and won six Golden Gloves tournaments in Kentucky.

Basketball

Basketball
Author: David L. Porter
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0313309523
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball Book Excerpt:

Presents 577 biographical entries on the lives and careers of individuals important to the history of basketball, from its origins to the present.

100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die
Author: Ryan Clark,Joe Cox,Dan Issel
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN: 1641255145
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know Do Before They Die Book Excerpt:

The University of Kentucky men's basketball program is the winningest in the history of the sport, and this lively guide explores those victories along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Wildcats fan should know. Influential players from more than a century of success are highlighted, including Louie Dampier, Jamal Mashburn, John Wall, Anthony Davis, and Karl-Anthony Towns. The team's colorful coaches are also profiled. Covering important dates, behind-the-scenes tales, memorable moments, and must-do activities, this is the ultimate resource guide for all Kentucky faithful.

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis
Author: David J. Bodenhamer,Robert G. Barrows
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 1994-11-22
ISBN: 9780253112491
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Book Excerpt:

"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." -- The Journal of American History "... absorbing and accurate... Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It's not. It's about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography." -- Arts Indiana "... comprehensive and detailed... might well become the model for other such efforts." -- Library Journal With more than 1,600 separate entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is a model of what a modern city encyclopedia should be. From the city's inception through its remarkable transformation into a leading urban center, the history and people of Indianapolis are detailed in factual and intepretive articles on major topics including business, education, religion, social services, politics, ethnicity, sports, and culture.

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Encyclopedia of Social Networks
Author: George A. Barnett
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN: 1506338259
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Social Networks Book Excerpt:

Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial This two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking, a much-needed resource at a time when new social networks or "communities" seem to spring up on the internet every day. Social networks, or groupings of individuals tied by one or more specific types of interests or interdependencies ranging from likes and dislikes, or disease transmission to the "old boy" network or overlapping circles of friends, have been in existence for longer than services such as Facebook or YouTube; analysis of these networks emphasizes the relationships within the network . This reference resource offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research. Featuring approximately 350 signed entries, along with approximately 40 media clips, organized alphabetically and offering cross-references and suggestions for further readings, this encyclopedia opens with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front that groups related entries by topics. A Chronology offers the reader historical perspective on the study of social networks. This two-volume reference work is a must-have resource for libraries serving researchers interested in the various fields related to social networks.

Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia 1916 2013

Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia  1916 2013
Author: Jeff Bridgeman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781938905186
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia 1916 2013 Book Excerpt:

Includes Complete Records & Statistics Of: • Every high school basketball team in the state, boys and girls, listed by year including team records and coaches, from 1906-2012.• All postseason scores including district, region and state games, listed by year.• Sweet Sixteen All-Tournament Team members including the individual's name and high school team, by year.• All-State Team members including the individual's name and high school team, by year.• Boys & Girls Coach of the Year winners.• Mr. & Miss Basketball.• Ted Sanford & Joe Billy Mansfield Award winners • All A State Classic teams and scores.• Photos of every state championship team.• Complete roster of current coaches.

Encyclopedia of College Basketball

Encyclopedia of College Basketball
Author: Michael A. Douchant,Mike Douchant
Publsiher: Gale Group
Total Pages: 615
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of College Basketball Book Excerpt:

American college basketball is extensively covered in this sports encyclopedia.

Glory Days Indiana Legends of Indiana High School Basketball

Glory Days Indiana  Legends of Indiana High School Basketball
Author: Dick Denny
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2012-01-23
ISBN: 1613214820
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glory Days Indiana Legends of Indiana High School Basketball Book Excerpt:

Basketball talent in Indiana is probably no better than that found in any other state, yet the richness of tradition is unequalled anywhere else in the country. Author Dick Denny explores the Indiana basketball culture through this wonderful presentation of interviews and stories with IndianaÂ’s greatest male high school basketball stars. These legends include Carl Erskine, Monte Towe, and George McGinnis. Each former Indiana basketballer provides warm recounts of his athletic career, his contribution to the history of Indiana basketball, and how his experiences affected him later in life. This book will help you remember your favorite stars from the past, and introduce you to the ones of the present. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.