David J. Dunford served three years as the U.S. ambassador to Oman and served four years, including during the 1990–91 Gulf War, as the deputy ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the governing board of the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle East Studies. He has taught courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle East business environment at the University of Arizona and has consulted for both the government and the private sector on Middle East issues. He is the coauthor of Talking to Strangers: The Struggle to Rebuild Iraq’s Foreign Ministry. He divides his time between Tucson and Durango. He … Continue reading From the Desk of David Dunford: Why Experienced Diplomats Take Notes
The following is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas City Art Institute. Posters Galore, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again! You have likely … Continue reading From the Desk of Hal Elliot Wert: Posters Galore, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again!
Marilyn Irvin Holt is an independent historian and writer. She is the author of several books, including Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890–1930 (Nebraska, 2006), The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America (Nebraska, 1992), and her latest, Nebraska during the New Deal: The … Continue reading From the Desk of Marilyn Irvin Holt: Writers are People Too
SAVE 40% on over a thousand different titles from our rich and capacious backlist. From Native American History to Latin American Studies, from Jewish Theology to African Poetry, from books on the Great Plains to the literature of the American West, there’s … Continue reading Holiday Sale begins today!
UNP Staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried. November Staff Reading List The Last Ocean Nicci Gerrard … Continue reading What We’re Reading
The UNP family continues to grow, whether it’s with new authors, new editors, new Friends of the Press members*, or, in this case, a new imprint. We’re pleased to welcome The Backwaters Press, a distinguished local poetry publisher, under our … Continue reading Our 2019 Fall Newsletter
The following books are now available in paperback this month. April Twilights Before Willa Cather turned primarily to the fiction that made her reputation, she produced striking poems that were collected in April Twilights. It was her literary debut, preceding the … Continue reading New in Paperback!
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in December. Jackson Adams: I recently read Carol Anderson’s One Person, No Vote, … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Nebraska Writers, the Soviet Union and Jim Crow, and Other December Books
The following is an excerpt from Great Plains Birds by Larkin Powell (November 2019), the newest addition of the series, Discover the Great Plains. Chapter 1 The Birds: Symbols of the Great Plains You may consider it an unfortunate fact that … Continue reading Excerpt: Great Plains Birds
Books When Dream Bear Sings Gus Palmer Jr. Review in the Journal of Folklore Research: “A diverse collection of texts from each linguistic family of the Native American Southern Plains, When Dream Bear Sings evokes a singular editorial freedom, and in juxtaposing … Continue reading News and Reviews