9780803225268 February 22

2017 One Book One Cozad

  Not long after Black Elk Speaks was chosen as this year’s One Book One Nebraska, there was another book announcement. One particular town in western Nebraska would be reading one other UNP book this year. Chosen from the Nebraska sesquicentennial reading list, residents of Cozad will be encouraged to read Pioneer Girl: A True Story of Growing Up on the […]

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Excerpt: Separation Scenes

The following is excerpted from Separation Scenes: Domestic Drama and Early Modern England by Ann C. Christensen (Nebraska 2016).   The Drama of Separate Spheres, a New Critical Approach The four tragedies and the little-known hybrid play in this study could be called something like absent-husband or separate-spheres dramas. However, because all but Launching of the Mary are […]

9780803245266 February 20

Reading List: Presidents’ Day

A nonfiction book list for suggested reading this Presidents’ Day.  Affection and Trust is a riveting collection that follows Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post–World War II period who were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives, as they move from an official relationship to one […]

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News and Reviews

Awards The Eighth Wonder of the World by Robert C. Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack Winner of the 2017 SABR Seymour Medal. Books There I Go Again by William Daniels Book mention in Broadway World. Cannibal  by Safiya Sinclair Praise from Waxwing Literary Magazine: “this award-winning collection comes to eat you . . . Sinclair, in conversation with Shakespeare, Derek Walcott, […]

9780803249400 February 16

From the Desk of Michael Fallon: Finding My Way to Spring Training

The following contribution comes from Michael Fallon, author of Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977–78 Dodgers (Nebraska 2016).  Growing up in Southern California, I never understood the fuss about spring training. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve long loved baseball. Between 1974, when my love of the game first blossomed, and 1988, when I graduated from college, I […]

9780803294448 February 15

Tzvetan Todorov, 1939-2017

Philosopher Tzvetan Todorov passed away last week in Paris, at the age of seventy-seven. Todorov was a humanist philosopher whose work often considered the “other” in history, politics, and life. In Life in Common (Nebraska 2001), Todorov develops a compelling vision of the self as social, making the “other” necessary to understanding ourselves. As he has explained, “Man can surpass […]

booklove February 14

The Marketeers Club: Books We Love

This Valentine’s Day, UNP’s Marketeers are talking about some favorite backlist books we love. Which ones have you read?    Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard by Fen Shen “I love this book because the author’s escape from China is riveting. I think I read the second half in one sitting because I couldn’t […]

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Staff Stories: An Interview with Lacey Losh

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP and is, after nearly a year at it, unsure if she is still a new employee or not. In “Staff Stories,” she interviews her newest coworkers to introduce them to the rest of the university press world. Lacey Losh is a Graphic Designer & Community Organizer with a passion for […]

9780803266797-Perfect.indd February 10

Excerpt: Before Jackie Robinson

The following excerpt comes from Before Jackie Robinson: The Transcendent Role of Black Sporting Pioneers by Gerald R. Gems (February 2017). From Chapter 3: When Great Wasn’t Good Enough Sam Ransom’s Journey from Athlete to Activist The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, sanctioned by the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865, promised an end to slavery […]

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Reading List: Books by and about Refugees and Immigrants in America

Books by and about the millions of refugees and immigrants who have helped build America. The Mayans Among Us: Migrant Women and Meatpacking on the Great Plains by Ann L. Sittig and Martha Florinda González “I wish this were required reading for all our politicians and policy makers. I recommend it to all who yearn to […]