Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Bourbon Justice by Brian F. Haara. About the Book: Bourbon whiskey has made a surprising contribution to American legal … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Bourbon Justice!
Since 2006, the University of Nebraska Press has worked to publish The Complete Letters of Henry James, an acclaimed series that fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of … Continue reading From the Desk of Henry James: November 20, 1879
Hunter Howe Cates is a journalist, author, filmmaker, and creative marketing professional. He is also the author of the newly-released Oklahoma’s Atticus: An Innocent Man and the Lawyer Who Fought for Him (Bison Books, 2019). Save Your Story Your grandfather has … Continue reading From the Desk of Hunter Cates: Save Your Story
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–72) was a rabbi, scholar, and philosopher. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him as his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education in Frankfurt am Main. In time he became one of the most influential modern … Continue reading History is a Call and Response: New Books on Abraham Joshua Heschel
The following is an excerpt from Franz Boas: The Emergence of the Anthropologist by Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt (November 2019). Introduction Franz Boas was born in Minden, Westphalia, on July 9, 1858. He was directed on the path from his birthplace … Continue reading Excerpt: Franz Boas
Sonja Livingston is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her newest book, The Virgin of Prince Street (Nebraska, 2019), she is also the award-winning author of Ghostbread, Ladies Night at the Dreamland, and Queen of the … Continue reading From the Desk of Sonja Livingston: On Inclining the Ear of the Heart
The following is an excerpt from Starring Red Wing! by Linda M. Waggoner (November 2019). She is also the author of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist. From Chapter 2: Ochsegahonegah at the Lincoln Institute It was a … Continue reading Excerpt: Starring Red Wing!
Christopher Thornton is a professor of writing at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. He has worked as a special correspondent to the U.S. State Department’s International Information Program, writing feature stories on Arab and Muslim life in the United … Continue reading From the Desk of Christopher Thornton: The Real Iran
Vladimír Dzuro, author of The Investigator, recently released from Potomac Books, is presenting his book today at 7:00 p.m. in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Union Auditorium located on city campus. Dzuro has been on an international tour supporting his new … Continue reading See Vladimir Dzuro, The Investigator, at UNL
Happy University Press Week! Today the UP Week Blog Tour’s theme is “How to Practice Compassion.” The following is an excerpt from Rabbi Shai Held’s The Heart of Torah, Volume 2: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy (Jewish … Continue reading University Press Week: Practicing Compassion