Category Archives: Excerpts

April 27

Excerpt: One Nation Under Baseball

The following is an excerpt from One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime by John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro (April 2016). The book highlights the intersection between American society and America’s pastime during the 1960s. Now until May 8, you can enter to win a free copy on Goodreads from the authors.  […]

April 26

Excerpt: Street Democracy

The Mexican Experience Series explores the rich and varied character of the Mexican experience through narrative, description, and analysis. With an emphasis on the many Mexican cultures, the series examines historical, anthropological, geographical, ethnographical, and environmental issues in modern Mexico. The following is an excerpt from one of the newest books in the series, Street Democracy: Vendors, […]

April 24

EXCERPT: Saving One’s Own

The following has been excerpted from Saving One’s Own: Jewish Rescuers during the Holocaust by Mordecai Paldiel (Jewish Publication Society, 2017). In a 2002 publication about the role of non-Jewish rescuers of Jews, Holocaust historian Nechama Tec, who earlier wrote on Polish rescuers of Jews, lamented, “Why had I overlooked the rescue of Jews by Jews? . […]

April 18

EXCERPT: Exiles in Sepharad

The following has been excerpted from Exiles in Sepharad: The Jewish Millennium in Spain by Jeffrey Gorsky (Jewish Publication Society, 2015).    Chapter 6: A Golden Age of Poetry A New Hebrew Posey The exposure to Muslim culture fostered the emergence of great Jewish poets. The confluence of a rich Arab poetic tradition with biblical Hebrew and the […]

April 17

Excerpt: Olympic Collision

Enjoy an excerpt from Olympic Collision: The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd (Nebraska, 2015) by Kyle Keiderling in honor of the Boston Marathon and Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP, who is running in the race. Good luck, Joeth!  FIFTEEN. World Champ Zola Budd was back on British soil and would begin her […]

April 13

Excerpt: Making My Pitch

The following is an excerpt from Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey (Nebraska, 2017) by Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell. Ila Jane Borders is the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game. She has been honored twice at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and was inducted in 2003 into the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine […]

March 30

Excerpt: Pain Woman Takes Your Keys

The following is an excerpt from Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System (Nebraska, March 2017) by Sonya Huber. Huber is an associate professor of English at Fairfield University. She is the author of Opa Nobody (Nebraska, 2008), Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (Nebraska, 2010), and The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton.  From Part […]

March 28

Excerpt: The Madness of March

The following is an excerpt from The Madness of March: Bonding and Betting with the Boys in Las Vegas (Nebraska, 2009) by Alan Jay Zaremba. Tuesday Night, March 13, 2007 I Love Virginia  I’m waiting for my flight to Las Vegas at a long narrow table in an airport bar. A tall, lean fellow is seated […]

March 23

Excerpt: There I Go Again

The following is an excerpt from There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others (Potomac Books, March 2017) by William Daniels, an actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. Below Mr. Daniels writes about his time as a student at Northwestern University. From Chapter […]

March 13

Excerpt: Bird at the Buzzer

The following is an excerpt from Bird at the Buzzer: UConn, Notre Dame, and a Women’s Basketball Classic (Nebraska, 2011) by Jeff Goldberg. This book and others are now on sale now for March Madness.  CHAPTER ONE  Storrs, March 6, 2001 Sue Bird awoke this snowy Tuesday morning after a night unlike any other in her three […]