Plan your Derby Parties Accordingly

We’re almost exactly 1 month away from the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, the Run for the Roses, the Brightest Jewel of the Triple Crown, The Kentucky Derby! By now you should have found a fabulous hat, stocked your bar with the finest bourbon, and put the burgoo on to simmer. But if you need to brush up on your history and knowledge to impress the handicappers (or just the dude in your office running the pool) The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses became America’s Premier Sporting Event shows how the Derby is more than just a horse race—it is an experience enhanced by familiar traditions, icons, and images that help Derby fans to understand Kentucky and define themselves as Americans. Join us at any of these great upcoming events to learn more, speak with author James C. Nicholson, and have your copy signed before the horses are called to post!

The Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses Horse Race April 14 @ 2:00 pm Keeneland signing, Lexington

April 15 @ 2:00 pm Morris Book Shop, Lexington

April 18 @ 12:00 pm KY Historical Society talk and signing, Frankfort

April 19 @ 6:00 pm Wild Fig Bookstore, Lexington

April 21 Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Bowling Green

April 24 @ 7:00 pm Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati

April 26 @ 7:00 pm Carmichael’s Bookstore, Lousiville

April 28 @ 3:00 pm Barnes & Noble, Elizabethtown

April 29 @ 2:00 pm Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington

May 1 @ 12:00 pm Filson Historical Society talk and signing, Louisville

May 2 @ 8:00 pm ‘Curtains @ 8’ on WUKY-FM

May 3 @ 7:00 pm Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills

Derby Logo 2012May 5 *Derby Day* @ 9:00 am  Derby Day at the Old State Capitol, Frankfort

May 18 @ 6:00 pm  Night of Literary Feasts, Central Library, Lexington

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The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.

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