UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried. “I’m finishing up Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. If I ever plan … Continue reading September Staff Reading List
Diane J. Purvis taught cultural history at Alaska Pacific University for twenty-five years. She is the author of The Drive of Civilization: The Stikine Forest versus Americanism. Her newest book, Ragged Coast, Rugged Coves (Nebraska, 2021), is now available. Introduction What does … Continue reading Excerpt: Ragged Coast, Rugged Coves
The following book is the 2020 Backwaters Prize in Poetry winner and will be available this fall from our imprint, Backwaters Press. Long Rules by Nathaniel Perry A book-length poem in six sections, Long Rules takes readers to five Trappist monasteries in … Continue reading New from Backwaters Press
Books The Forgotten Botanist in Publishers Weekly: “Brown is so successful in facilitating engagement with a forgotten figure that many will be deeply saddened by Lemmon’s last years; the energetic woman, for whom idleness was akin to death, suffered from … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following books are available this fall from our imprint, Potomac Books. Read below to learn more about these new releases! Death of the Senate by Ben Nelson Something is rotten in the U.S. Senate, and the disease has been … Continue reading New from Potomac Books!
Join UC Berkeley Extension on Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. PST (8:00 p.m. CST) for an engaging virtual discussion on refugees, trauma, and collective versus individual truth. Who has the right to tell a story? Register for this event … Continue reading Upcoming Event: Katya Cengel & Robert McNally on the Refugee Story
Congratulations to two UNP authors who were recognized for their work! Never Caught Twice: Horse Stealing in Western Nebraska, 1850-1890 (Nebraska, 2020) by Matthew S. Luckett was the winner of the Nonfiction Nebraska History category. My Omaha Obsession: Searching for the … Continue reading 2021 Nebraska Book Award Winners
John Hopkins University has announced that Tim Wendel, author of Escape from Castro’s Cuba, will be speaking as part of one of JHU’s Author Chats moderated by Vicki Valosik, editorial director and adjunct instructor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign … Continue reading Upcoming Event: JHU Author Chat with Tim Wendel
The following books available this fall from our imprint, Bison Books. Read below to learn more about these fall releases! Burning the Breeze by Lisa Hendrickson Burning the Breeze is the story of three generations of women and their intrepid efforts … Continue reading New from Bison Books!
David Krell is the author of Our Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers in History, Memory, and Popular Culture. His most recent book is 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK (Nebraska, 2021). My original idea for a book about the 1962 … Continue reading From the Desk of David Krell: My Journey to 1962