sdbf September 23

South Dakota Festival of Books Preview

Tayler Lord is a publicist at UNP. Her favorite flavor of La Croix is coconut (no seriously, you should try it).  As one of UNP’s newest employees (I celebrated six months just two weeks ago), the South Dakota Festival of Books marks my first time representing UNP at an exhibit. I didn’t know what to expect […]

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Reading List: National Museum of African American History and Culture

This Saturday the Smithsonian will open its newest branch, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in Washington DC. The building itself is an architectural wonder, modeled after a wooden sculpture by the Yoruba artist Olowe of Ise. Inside, galleries detail the African American experience, from the slave trade to the Civil War, the Harlem […]

9781612347684 September 19

From the Desk of Fred Rosen: Murder by Malpractice?

Today marks the 135th anniversary of the death of President James Garfield. The following is a post from Fred Rosen, a former columnist for the New York Times and author of Murdering the President: Alexander Graham Bell and the Race to Save James Garfield (Potomac Books, September 2016).  This story began at the William L. Clements Library of the Uni­versity […]

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News and Reviews

Books Apollo Pilot by Donn Eisele Review in Kirkus: “A slim, straightforward addition to the record of space travel.” One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist by Dustin Hoffman Review in Shelf Awareness: “These are not easy stories . . . But Hoffman paints them with lines of beauty, determination and subtle humor that keep them from devolving into an exercise in depression. They […]

9780803288126 September 15

75 Significant Books, Part Seven

As the largest and most diversified press between Chicago and California, the University of Nebraska Press is best known for publishing works in Native studies, history, sports, anthropology, geography, American studies, and creative works. In celebration of the press’s seventy-fifth anniversary, the staff has selected seventy-five of the four thousand books UNP has published since 1941 to represent what is most distinctive […]

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Excerpt: Great Plains Indians

The following excerpt comes from Great Plains Indians (Bison Books, 2016) by David J. Wishart, the first book in the Discover the Great Plains Series published with the Center for Great Plains Studies. From Chapter 4: Against All Odds Sacred and Profane Places Throughout the Great Plains there are sacred places venerated by Americans in general—a myriad of churches […]

9780803265479 September 13

From the Desk of O. Alan Weltzien #FindYourPark

This year the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary and as the National Park Foundation said, “the Centennial is more than a birthday. We want people everywhere to embrace the opportunities to explore, learn, be inspired or simply have fun in their 407 national parks….” UNP asked its authors to write about their favorite National Park to contribute […]

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From the Desk of John Dechant: A Simpler Time

The following is a post from John Dechant, author of Scoreless: Omaha Central, Creighton Prep, and Nebraska’s Greatest High School Football Game (Bison Books, 2016). Dechant is the author of nine books and coauthor of Truth and Other Tall Tales. His writing has also appeared in a variety of Nebraska magazines. It’s often said you can’t choose your […]

9780803226630 September 09

Reading List: Husker Football

Are you ready, Husker fans? This Saturday is the second game of the 2016 football season and the Huskers are back from a victory! Here are a few UNP books that will have you chanting, “Go Big Red!” Forever Red: More Confessions of a Cornhusker Fan by Steve Smith A journey into an obsessed Nebraska fan’s soul. On Solid […]

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From the desk of Greg W. Zacharias: The Henry James Stamp

Greg W. Zacharias is a professor of English and the founder and director of the Center for Henry James Studies at Creighton University. He is the editor of A Companion to Henry James and the coeditor of Tracing Henry James. Henry James’s reaction to the recent issue of a stamp in honor of him and […]