Leif (2) August 25

Staff Stories: An Interview with Leif Milliken

Anna Weir is one of the more recent additions to the press: Publicist, book hoarder, and needlework enthusiast. For the Press’ 75th anniversary—and out of her own curiosity—she is interviewing her more experienced co-workers to put a familiar face on one of the largest university presses in the country. Leif Milliken works with contracts, permissions, and […]

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Excerpt: Loving and Leaving Washington

  The following is an excerpt from Loving and Leaving Washington: Reflections on Public Service (August 2016) by John Yochelson.  FROM CHAPTER 2: SURROUNDED BY STRIVERS Stately elms lined the streets of Buffalo, New York, in the 1950s. They almost blotted out the summer sun, making houses seem grander than they really were. Ours was a midsized Cape […]

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UNP on NetGalley

The University of Nebraska Press is proud to be on NetGalley’s publisher list! Please join our digital reader community here. The following information is from NetGalley.     HOW IT WORKS NetGalley is a service to promote titles to professional readers of influence. If you are a reviewer, blogger, journalist, librarian, bookseller, educator, or in the […]

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News and Reviews

Books   Amiable Scoundrel by Paul Kahan Praise from Civil War Books and Authors: “Whatever one ultimately thinks of Paul Kahan’s portrait of Simon Cameron as a politician who was never as corrupt as posterity has been led to believe and who deserves oracle status regarding what needed to be done to achieve Union victory, […]

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From the desk of Paul Johnsgard #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 […]

Barbara (3) August 17

Staff Stories: An Interview with Barbara Townsend

Tayler Lord is one of UNP’s newest staff members. She works tirelessly as a publicist, cool aunt, and dedicated Beyoncé fan. For the Press’ 75th anniversary—and out of her own curiosity—she is interviewing her more experienced co-workers to put a face on the twelfth-largest university press in the country. Barbara Townsend is the Business and Acquisitions Assistant at […]

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Remembering Dika Lagercrantz Eckersley

As we honor our 75th anniversary this year, we recall and celebrate some of the most influential people in the Press’s history.  DIKA LAGERCRANTZ ECKERSLEY (1939–2015) Generous. Kind. Quirky. Teacher. Designer. Traveler. Humane. A proponent of joy. Dika Eckersley’s colleagues and friends remember her as a woman who loved costume parties; saved and reused wrapping paper; […]

9780803288126 August 15

75 Significant Books, Part Six

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: Lonesome Dreamer

The following is an excerpt from Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt (August 2016) by Timothy G. Anderson, the first biography written of Neihardt in forty years. Anderson will be at Indigo Bridge in Lincoln, Nebraska to sign copies of his book on August 13 at 3:00 p.m. From Chapter Three: A Big-City Adventure To […]

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James E. Potter, 1945-2016

UNP author James E. Potter passed away last weekend at the age of seventy. Potter worked for nearly forty-nine years as a state archivist and senior research historian at the Nebraska State Historical Society. He was also the book review editor for Nebraska History, where he reviewed a number of UNP books. We are proud […]


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