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West Virginia University Press is the only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, they publish books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. They also publish works of fiction and creative nonfiction, and collaborate on innovative digital publications, notably West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader.

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Slow Fuse of the Possible

A Memoir of Poetry and Psychoanalysis

West Virginia University Press

An engrossing and beautifully crafted memoir of imagination, obsession, and disaster from the couch of old-fashioned four-times-a-week psychoanalysis.
 

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Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, Ministerial Travels, and Labours of Mrs. Elaw

West Virginia University Press

The remarkable autobiography of a Black woman evangelist.
 

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Engaging the Atom

The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present

West Virginia University Press

Transnational perspectives on the relationship between nuclear energy and society.
 

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A Union for Appalachian Healthcare Workers

The Radical Roots and Hard Fights of Local 1199

West Virginia University Press

History at the intersection of healthcare, labor, and civil rights.
 

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Perfect Dirt

And Other Things I've Gotten Wrong

West Virginia University Press

Recounted with humor and honesty, Lester invites us into his life as he struggles with masculinity and searches for a place where he fits.
 

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The Harlan Renaissance

Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns

West Virginia University Press

A personal remembrance from the preeminent chronicler of Black life in Appalachia.
 

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Rock Climbing in Kentucky's Red River Gorge

An Oral History of Community, Resources, and Tourism

West Virginia University Press

Tells the fascinating story of the Red’s climbing community through interviews with the people who lived that history and considers how sustainable ecotourism might contribute to the region economically.
 

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Past Titan Rock

Journeys into an Appalachian Valley

West Virginia University Press

A classic book about Appalachian life and music, now updated with new material.
 

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On Dark and Bloody Ground

An Oral History of the West Virginia Mine Wars

West Virginia University Press

An oral history of the West Virginia Mine Wars published to coincide with the centennial of the Battle of Blair Mountain.
 

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Cannel Coal Oil Days

A Novel

West Virginia University Press

A newly discovered nineteenth-century novel about West Virginia breaking away from Virginia, set amid the cannel coal boom and featuring an interracial abolitionist movement.
 

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