UNP Staff member 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. May Staff Reading List Educated Tara Westover “I … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Norman Fine is a retired electronics engineer, founder of a high-tech company, and the editor and publisher of an annual engineering design guide series in the 1990s. He is the author of the forthcoming book Blind Bombing: How Microwave Radar Brought … Continue reading From the Desk of Norman Fine: The Most Influential Invention of World War II
Mark G. Kortepeter is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a retired army colonel with more than twenty-five years of service. He is an expert in germ … Continue reading From the Desk of Mark Kortepeter: At the premier of “The Hot Zone”
BookExpo is the publishing industry’s leading trade event, where Booksellers, Librarians, specialty retailers and national chains, Publishers and Tastemakers gather to discover the latest titles, authors, distribution channels, technology, and trends. The University of Nebraska Press will be at BookExpo … Continue reading BookExpo Preview
Jane Singer is a Civil War author, researcher, and lecturer. She is the author of Lincoln’s Secret Spy: The Civil War Case That Changed the Future of Espionage and The Confederate Dirty War: Arson, Bombings, Assassination and Plots for Chemical and Germ Attacks on … Continue reading From the Desk of Jane Singer: Should history’s truths be told no matter the cost or conflict?
Books It’s My Country Too Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution of Afghanistan Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow Praised by The Wrath-Bearing Tree: “In It’s My Country Too, there are stories about women in all the branches of military service, … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following contribution is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas University Art Institute. Many of you purchased George McGovern and the Democratic … Continue reading From the Desk of Hal Elliott Wert: Campaign Posters of 2016
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This June we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Amy Essington’s The Integration of the Pacific Coast League! About the Book: While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Integration of the Pacific Coast League!
Carrie Teresa is an assistant professor of communication and media studies at Niagara University in New York. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the American Journalism Historians Association’s Margaret A. Blanchard Prize. Her new book Looking at the Stars: Black Celebrity Journalism in Jim Crow … Continue reading From the Desk of Carrie Teresa: A Love Letter to Entertainer-Activists of the Past, Present, and Future
The following books are now available in paperback as of this month! Homesteading the Great Plains: Toward a New History 2018 Nebraska Book Award Winner 2018 Outstanding Academic Title, selected by Choice “Homesteading the Plains is an important revisionist work—a … Continue reading New in Paperback