News and Reviews



Better Times: Short Stories

Sara Batkie

Review from the New York Times Book Review:

“Batkie’s stories shrewdly commingle the hopeless and the hopeful.”



The Spanish Craze: America’s Fascination with the Hispanic World, 1779–1939

Richard L. Kagan

Review from Kirkus:

“Interesting reading for students of cultural history as well as Spanish-American relations over the centuries.”



Great Plains Politics

Peter J. Longo

Featured in the Omaha World-Herald:

“With this new book, the University of Nebraska Press continues to inform readers about our state and region, this time with a book especially timely in the wake of this fall’s congressional election results.”



Come Fly with Us: NASA’s Payload Specialist Program

Melvin Croft & John Youskauskas

Review from Booklist:

“This provides an interesting perspective and stands as a welcome addition to space-shuttle history.”



The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland—Then, Now, Tomorrow

Gil Troy

Highlighted in the National Review:

“Gil not only put together a superb collection of pieces on the subject, but he also skillfully introduced each author with a short essay explaining the author’s historical relevance.”



Collision of Wills: Johnny Unitas, Don Shula, and the Rise of the Modern NFL by Jack Gilden

Spirals: A Family’s Education in Football by Tim Spears

Books highlighted in the Christian Science Monitor.





Jon Lauck


Author interviewed for South Dakota Public Broadcasting.


Brian F. Haara


Author interviewed for Historically Thinking.


Katya Cengel


Author interviewed for WNYC’s “The Takeaway.”


Felipe Alou and Peter Kerasotis


Book signing event at Books & Books listed in the Palm Beach Post.

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