The Marketeers Club: March Exhibit Round Up

Emily Giller is the Advertising and Exhibits Coordinator in the marketing department. 


March 9-12, 2016 (Tempe, AZ)

UNP conference attendee: Rob Taylor, Sports Editor

“We received many positive comments about George Gmelch’s Playing with Tigers, and sold all copies on hand.  Lots of interest in Michael Fallon’s forthcoming Dodgerland, which was helped by having the ARC on hand.”—Rob Taylor

Books with the most buzz:

Playing with Tigers: A Minor League Chronicle of the Sixties by George Gmelch 


Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League by Douglas M. Branson


Willie S. won $150 worth of books from our register to win including Breaking into the Backcountry by Steve Edwards, The Hard Way Home by Steve Kahn, In Trace of TR by Dan Aadland, Myth and History in the Creation of Yellowstone Park by Paul Schullery and Lee Whittlesey, Writing Brave and Free by Ted Kooser and Steve Cox, Baseball in Pittsburgh by Paul Adomites and Dennis DeValeria, At Speed by W. Scott Olsen, Native American Environmentalism by Joy Porter, and A False Spring by Pat Jordan.


 Tucson Festival of Books

March 12-13, 2016 (Tucson, AZ)

UNP conference attendees: Erica Corwin, Electronic Marketing Coordinator; Emily Giller, Advertising and Exhibits Coordinator


“It warmed my heart to know that more than 130,000 book lovers attended this year’s festival. It was especially exciting to see so many families in attendance because those kids are going to grow up and become lifelong readers. The roasted corn on the cob was also a plus.”—Erica Corwin

Books with the most buzz:

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin



Lord Grizzly, Second Edition  by Frederick Manfred



The Saga of Hugh Glass: Pirate, Pawnee, and Mountain Man by John Myers Myers



Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska’s Pioneer Days by Nancy Plain



This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain



Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku by David Davis



American Society for Environmental History

March 30-April 2, 2016 (Seattle, WA)

UNP conference attendee: Bridget Barry, History Editor

“With a theme of ‘Environmental History and Its Publics,’ sessions explored a wide range of topics, including environment’s impact on community health, capitalism, and racial justice. The University of Nebraska Press is proud to contribute to the scholarship and discussion of these subjects, especially in light of ongoing environmental challenges like the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the repercussions of global warming.”—Bridget Barry

Books with the most buzz:

Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West by Sarah Alisabeth Fox



Grizzly West: A Failed Attempt to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears in the Mountain West by Michael J. Dax



Hunting Caribou: Subsistence Hunting along the Northern Edge of the Boreal Forest by Henry S. Sharp and Karyn Sharp



In Food We Trust: The Politics of Purity in American Food Regulation by Courtney I. P. Thomas



A World Made for Money: Economy, Geography, and the Way We Live Today by Bret Wallach



Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism by Ozzie Zehner



John James Audubon’s Journal of 1826: The Voyage to The Birds of America by John James Audubon, edited and with an introduction by Daniel Patterson



Remaking American Communities: A Reference Guide to Urban Sprawl edited by David C. Soule


Thomas P. won $150 worth of books from our register to win.


Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)

March 30-April 2, 2016 (Los Angeles, CA)

UNP conference attendees: Alicia Christensen, American Studies, Cultural Criticism, and Creative Works Editor; Emily Giller, Advertising and Exhibits Coordinator (And Montaigne.)


“AWP continues to grow and boasted over 800 exhibitors and more than 12,000 registered attendees. Our beautiful book covers received a ton of attention. Thanks to our designers for making us and our booth look great.”—Alicia Christensen


Books with the most buzz:

Sublime Physick: Essays by Patrick Madden



My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married by Joey Franklin



The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness by Julie Riddle



The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew by Sue William Silverman


Emma R. won $150 worth of books from our register to win.


Franklin Montaigne
Montaigne “makes it rain” at AWP.


Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS)

March 30-April 2, 2016 (Santa Fe, NM)

UNP conference attendee: Emily Wendell, Editorial Assistant

“RMCLAS 2016 was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Attendance was around 280, which was roughly about the same as last year, though there were more panels. People stopping by said Nebraska had some great titles and great covers. There was a lot of interest in Elena Jackson Albarán’s Seen and Heard in Mexico and Ageeth Sluis’ Deco Body, Deco City.”—Emily Wendell

Books with the most buzz:

Deco Body, Deco City: Female Spectacle and Modernity in Mexico City, 1900–1939 by Ageeth Sluis



Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism by Elena Jackson Albarrán



Gender and the Negotiation of Daily Life in Mexico, 1750-1856 by Sonya Lipsett-Rivera




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