March 24

What We’re Reading

March Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried. Vanished Arizona Martha Summerhayes “I was at Fort Verde State Historic Park last month, and the park ranger told me this Bison […]

March 23

Excerpt: There I Go Again

The following is an excerpt from There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others (Potomac Books, March 2017) by William Daniels, an actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. Below Mr. Daniels writes about his time as a student at Northwestern University. From Chapter […]

March 22

From the Desk of Bailey Poland: On Writing as Women

The following contribution comes from Bailey Poland, author of Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online (Potomac Books, 2016). Bailey Poland is a writer, feminist, and activist, as well as the creator of the literary journal Leaves and Flowers and is a regular contributor to numerous print and online journals, including Line Zero. She is the editor of Involution: […]

March 21

Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?

Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences traveling the American West while researching a select number of freshwater fish that are […]

March 20

Reading List: Hello, Spring

Looking forward to clearing out the garden and potting flowers? We have a few books that can help.   Wildflowers of the Western Plains Zoe Merriman Kirkpatrick “Dreamers, as well as those living in or trekking through the western Great Plains, a region from eastern Montana and the western Dakotas south to West Texas, will […]

March 17

News and Reviews

Books   The Turtle’s Beating Heart Denise Low Praise from Foreword Reviews: “An accomplished poet, Low’s well-honed prose flows with lyric intensity.” There I Go Again William Daniels Book feature in People.   American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Review in Library Journal: “The correspondents sought to tell the story of the massive and destructive nature of […]

March 16

Reading List: Nebraska 150 Books

This year marks Nebraska’s sesquicentennial—150 years since we were admitted as the 37th state. To celebrate, Nebraska 150 Books has put together a list of the 150 most important books about Nebraska. Today we’re sharing just a few of the noteworthy UNP books that made the list, in addition to our Nebraska 150 book sale.   Black […]

March 15

From the Desk of Jean Ardell: Writing Ila Borders’ Story

The following contribution comes from Jean Hastings Ardell, co-author of Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey (April 2017). Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game. Raw, open, and funny at times, her story encompasses the loneliness of a groundbreaking pioneer who experienced grave […]

March 14

Reading List: Good Home Cookin’

There are few things more comforting on a snowy March day than a warm home filled with good, hot food. Here are a few books to jump start some kitchen inspirations.   At Mesa’s Edge Cooking and Ranching in Colorado’s North Fork Valley by Eugenia Bone “At Mesa’s Edge stands out for its 100-page memoir on […]

March 13

Excerpt: Bird at the Buzzer

The following is an excerpt from Bird at the Buzzer: UConn, Notre Dame, and a Women’s Basketball Classic (Nebraska, 2011) by Jeff Goldberg. This book and others are now on sale now for March Madness.  CHAPTER ONE  Storrs, March 6, 2001 Sue Bird awoke this snowy Tuesday morning after a night unlike any other in her three […]