Author Archives: univnebpress

December 15

From Princesses to Generals: Leia and and the Evolution of Women at War

Lt. Col. Erica Iverson and Maj. ML Cavanaugh are US Army Strategists; this essay was adapted from a chapter in their forthcoming book, co-edited by Max Brooks, Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (Potomac Books, May 2018).  Originally published by the Modern War Institute, this essay is an unofficial expression of opinion; the views expressed are those […]

December 14

From the Desk of Jacqueline Emery: The Boarding School Legacy

The following is by Jacqueline Emery, editor of Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press (December 2017). Emery is an assistant professor of English at State University of New York at Old Westbury.   The Boarding School Legacy Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press is addressed to readers interested in Native American […]

December 13

Reading List: Classic Western Writers

For the bibliophile in your life, nothing makes a greater gift than a classic book. This reading list is dedicated to our classic writers, whose names are synonymous with great Western literature.   My Ántonia, Bison Classic Edition Willa Cather Hailed by reviewers and readers for its originality, vitality, and truth, this novel secured Willa […]

December 12

Excerpt: Diversifying Diplomacy

The following is an excerpt from Diversifying Diplomacy: My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar (December 2017) by Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas with Jim Robison.  From Chapter 4: Young, Black, Female, and . . . from the White House   Foreign Service officers serve at some 265 U.S. diplomatic missions, some at embassies and consulates around the world and others […]

December 11

From the Desk of Michael K. Bess: Paths for Openness, Exchange, and Understanding

The following contribution comes from Michael K. Bess, author of Routes of Compromise Building Roads and Shaping the Nation in Mexico, 1917-1952 (December 2017). Bess teaches history at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico.  As a youth, I became involved with serving the Spanish-speaking immigrant community where we lived thanks to my mom, who […]

December 08

News and Reviews

BOOKS Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo Listed in “The Best Fiction Books of 2017” by the Chicago Review of Books: “[Glory Days is] a quiet Midwestern ghost story with prose as clear and cold as the Nebraska plains in winter.” When Basketball Was Jewish Doug Stark Listed in the “Top 10 Great Reads for Chanukah 2017” from Jewish Link: […]

December 07

JPS Bible Sale

For the holiday season, we’re offering a selection of Bibles, Bible commentaries, and other great books from the Jewish Publication Society for thirty percent off! Browse through the list below and find your next gift book. The full list of books can be found here.   JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh Deluxe Edition “Virtually every rabbi and library […]

December 06

From the Desk of Robert Woods Sayre: Indigenous Peoples and the Ecological Crisis

The following contribution comes from Robert Woods Sayre, author of Modernity and Its Other: The Encounter with North American Indians in the Eighteenth Century (December 2017). Sayre is a professor emeritus of English and American literature and civilization at the University of Paris East, Marne-La-Vallée. He is the author of several books, including Solitude in Society: A Sociological […]

December 05

Now Streaming: Women in baseball

The Sweet Spot is an original documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis. According to its website, “The Sweet Spot features stories from people from all walks of life that weave the tapestry of baseball in America. We’re conversing with players, coaches, artists, fans, photographers, musicians, authors, scorekeepers, bat boys, umpires and many more to capture and […]

December 04

From the Desks of Christina Luckyj and Niamh J. O’Leary: Lessons in Female Alliance

The following contribution comes from Christina Luckyj and Niamh J. O’Leary, editors of Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern England (December 2017). Luckyj is a professor of English, gender, and women’s studies at Dalhousie University. She is the author of “A Moving Rhetoricke”: Gender and Silence in Early Modern England and The Duchess of Malfi: A Critical Guide. O’Leary is an associate professor […]