November 23

Grateful Reading

November Staff Reading List As bookish people and lovers of stories, this month we asked UNP staff members what book they were most thankful for. Here are the books we find ourselves turning to again and again. Home Cooking Laurie Colwin “I am thankful for having randomly picked up Laurie Colwin’s Home Cooking five years […]

November 22

Excerpt: Educated Tastes

The following has been excerpted from Educated Tastes: Food, Drink, and Connoisseur Culture (Nebraska, 2011), a collection of essays edited by Jeremy Strong. This particular essay has been excerpted in honor of the picky eater at your Thanksgiving table.   From “Feeding Finn” by Lisa Harper After a few months of raising a girl and a boy, it […]

November 21

A Closer Look at the Early Modern Cultural Studies Series

Early Modern Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary series that examines a wide range of aesthetic works and moments in their original cultural milieu. The series is interested in questions about a rapidly changing world where politics, religion, national identity, and gender roles were all subjects of contestation and redefinition, focusing on a broad definition of the […]

November 20

Reading List: Basketball

Basketball season is officially underway and while you’re waiting for your team to tip off, pick up some of our best books on college basketball, historic games, and more.   The Baron and the Bear David Kingsley Snell “This is a book that should be read by sports fans, especially those who enjoy college basketball. . […]

November 17

MLA’s Seal of Approval for The Complete Letters of Henry James

In October the eleventh volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James arrived, a collection edited by Greg W. Zacharias and Michael Anesko, and previously by Pierre A. Walker. Each installment of this collection has received the Modern Language Association’s “Approved Edition” seal—an honor bestowed by MLA’s Committee on Scholarly Editions. The CSE review begins long before […]

November 16

From the Desk of Grant Hayter-Menzies: The Familiar Compassion of Dorothy Brooke

The following contribution comes from Grant Hayter-Menzies, author of Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo’s Lost War Horses (November 2017). Hayter-Menzies is the author of several books, including From Stray Dog to World War I Hero: The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division (Potomac Books, 2015) and Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton. Almost until the day […]

November 15

Discover the Great Plains book launch

  Published in cooperation with the Center for Great Plains Studies, the Discover the Great Plains is a series of concise introductions to the natural wonders, diverse cultures, history, and contemporary life of the Great Plains, written for a general audience. The Center for Great Plains Studies is a research and outreach center of the […]

November 14

Excerpt: How We Won and Lost the War in Afghanistan

The following is an excerpt from How We Won and Lost the War in Afghanistan: Two Years in the Pashtun Homeland (November 2017) by Douglas Grindle.  Prologue In the faded photo a woman stands in bright sunlight in the middle of a poor Afghan village. She gazes confidently into the camera lens. She is in her twenties, with […]

November 13

From the Desk of Hal Elliott Wert: More Political Posters Discovered

The following contribution comes from Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor of history at the Kansas City Art Institute.  New Political Poster Finds First, let me thank all of you that have purchased a copy of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents or those who have had […]

November 10

News and Reviews

BOOKS   Present at the Creation Upton Bell, with Ron Borges Shout-out from Peter King in Sports Illustrated: “Present at the Creation is on my night table, and should be on yours if you’re a football history buff.”   The Other Exchange Denys Van Renen Review in the Review of English Studies: “Van Renen’s study is a welcome […]