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This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In celebration of this enormous milestone the University of Nebraska Press is offering a 50% discount on its celebrated spaceflight books. From the unsung heroes of mission control to the space stations which still orbit our planet today, there’s a rich tapestry of history presented here that will entice space buffs and newcomers alike. Just enter 6SPFL in the promotion code field of your shopping cart and click “Add Promotion Code.” Offer expires July 31, 2019 and is good for U.S. and Canadian shipments only.

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Guest blog posts by our space authors:




The January Children

Safia Elhillo

One of the “20 Best New Books to Read this Summer” on the Today Show.


Apple, Tree:

Writers on Their Parents

Lise Funderburg

Starred-review in Publishers Weekly:

“The old adage, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ encouraged Funderburg, a University of Pennsylvania lecturer, to explore its truth in this sparkling anthology of essays on the contributors’ parents… These essays, in addition to being resonant in their own right, will also move readers to recollect stories of their own parents.”


Doc, Donnie, The Kid and Billy Brawl:

How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought For New York’s Baseball Soul

Chris Donnelly

Review in Observer-Dispatch:

“Fun. Nostalgic, Contagious. Doc, Donnie, The Kid, And Billy Brawl is a a manual for Yankees and Mets fans to read cover to cover, and use as ammunition for just who was a better team in 1985, and why.”

Your Body Is War

Mahtem Shiferraw

Featured in World Literature Today:

“As Shiferraw refuses silence, rejects erasure, she braids the pain of women she loves into her poetry. Indeed, the poet writes on a continuum, refusing boundaries. And in so doing, Your Body Is War gives the reader stunning poems that re-create the pain and triumph of women the world would rather unsee.”

Art from Trauma

Genocide and Healing beyond Rwanda

Rangira Béa Gallimore & Gerise Herndon

Featured in Nebraska Today:

“The book is an anthology of essays that spans the intimate — the lessons learned from Kalisa, written by both colleagues and former students — to the interpretive, with a critical focus on the uses of art, theater and literature as outlets for healing from violence.”



Xu Xi

Interviewed on Midlife Mix Tape.

Katya Cengel

On Northern California Public Radio.

Sonya Huber


On the Creative Nonfiction podcast.

Raúl Gallegos

In Bloomberg Businessweek.

Douglas Sheflin

Mentioned on the New Books Network.

David Block

Featured on SABR.

Lina del Castillo

Featured on the New Books Network.

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