Spring & Summer Season Preview

The first season of UNP books in 2019 includes 80 new titles along with 17 new in paperback books. Below is a list highlighting one book per month of the spring and summer season. For a full list of forthcoming books, browse the seasonal catalog.

March
WAR FLOWER
My Life After Iraq
Brooke King

​A no-holds-barred account of the reality one woman faced in war, War Flower pushes back against the stereotypes of women in combat.

“An absolutely compelling war memoir marked by the author’s incredible strength of character and vulnerability.”—Kirkus, starred review

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April
ALMOST YANKEES
The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of
J. David Herman

This is the previously untold baseball story of the 1981 New York Yankees’ Triple-A farm club, the Columbus Clippers, and how its players performed in the shadow of one of the sport’s most famous teams and infamous owners.

“A wonderful reflection of what it means to be a fan and the profound effect a team can have on people.”—NetGalley early reviewer

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May
SOVEREIGN SCHOOLS
How Shoshones and Arapahos Created a High School on the Wind River Reservation
Martha Louise Hipp

This tells the epic story of one of the early battles for reservation public schools through sustained Native community activism.

“The grassroots effort of the Native community followed its own path to self-determination at Wind River.”—W. Patrick Goggles, former Wyoming state representative

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June
GREAT PLAINS WEATHER
Kenneth F. Dewey

As the next book in the Discover the Great Plains series, Great Plains Weather provides an introduction to the extreme weather and climate of the Great Plains.

“This book and this author are as good as it gets in the world of Midwest climatology.”—Ken “Stormy” Siemek, chief meteorologist for KOLN/KGIN TV

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July
POWER-LINED
Electricity, Landscape, and the American Mind
Daniel L. Wuebben

Weaving together personal narrative, historical research, cultural analysis, and social science, Power-Lined provides a sweeping investigation of overhead wires’ varied impacts on the American landscape and the American mind.

“This is an important subject, and the author tackles it quite well. . . . It’s very readable and entertainingly written.”—David Hochfelder, author of The Telegraph in America, 1832–1920

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August
PLACE AND POSTCOLONIAL ECOFEMINISM 
Pakistani Women’s Literary and Cinematic Fictions
Shazia Rahman

​Deploying a postcolonial, ecofeminist approach, Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism perceptively analyzes Pakistani women’s lives, especially the ways in which they engage with their environment, through readings of their literary and cinematic fictions.

“This is an urgent and consequential book on the deep entanglements between gender politics and environmental justice. Shazia Rahman brings into conversation for the first time an impressive array of ecological thought leaders and Pakistani writers and film makers. Impressive, vital work.”—Rob Nixon, author of Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

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