newspapaer October 28

News and Reviews

Books Fit for the Presidency? by Seymour Morris Jr Praise from Kirkus Reviews: “A timely, amusing, and occasionally eye-opening exercise.”   Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair Recommendation from Lenny Letter: “…Sinclair is a force to be reckoned with. Her stanzas will revive you and leave you transformed.” Monstrous Nature by Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann […]

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From the Desk of Bruce Smith #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 […]

download October 26

The Marketeers Club: Do you listen to music while you read?

Tayler Lord is a publicist at UNP and has somehow only watched Hocus Pocus once this Halloween season.  The other day someone asked me if I listen to music while I read. I was a little surprised by the question because it had never occurred to me that people don’t listen to music while they read. After a bit […]

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What We’re Reading

October Staff 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.   Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor By Luc Lang Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith “Given the season and general mood, this […]

Bill Regier October 24

Remembering Bill Regier’s Years at Nebraska

As we honor our 75th anniversary this year, we recall and celebrate some of the most influential people in the Press’s history.  WILLIS REGIER Willis “Bill” Regier’s career seemed destined for a professorship in the English or Classics Department of a major university. But a graduate school job with his alma mater’s literary magazine, Prairie Schooner, […]

richardking October 21

From the Desk of C. Richard King: This Is Not About Free Speech

The following is a post from C. Richard King, author of Redskins: Insult and Brand (Nebraska, 2016). King is a professor of comparative ethnic studies at Washington State University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy (Nebraska, 2001) and Native Athletes in Sport and Society: […]

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O. Alan Weltzien Tours the Northwest

University of Montana–Western professor of English O. Alan Weltzien will be touring the Pacific Northwest from October 22 to November 5 with his new book, Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes (Nebraska, 2016). Probing the relationship between Pacific Northwest volcanoes, regional identity, and outdoor recreation, Weltzien demonstrates how mountaineering is but one conspicuous example […]

Cup of coffee, pen and notepad on wooden background. Top view October 19

September Book Deals

UNP is excited to announce these forthcoming projects from our team of acquiring editors. All titles listed here are working titles only and are subject to change before publication. The acquiring editor is in parentheses. We look forward to editing, producing, designing, and marketing these books, and working with the authors as we move toward […]

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From the Desk of Han F. Vermeulen: Ethnography, Historians, and Research Expeditions

The following is a post from Han F. Vermeulen, author of Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment (Nebraska, 2015).Vermeulen is an alumnus of Leiden University, The Netherlands, and a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany. Before Boas makes a strong case for […]

75thSide October 17

Staff Stories: An Interview with Tish Fobben

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. Tish Fobben is the Direct Response Manager at UNP. […]