From the Desk of Cecil Harris: Yes, Black History Absolutely Includes Tennis

Cecil Harris is the author of four books, including Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution (February 2020). As we commemorate Black History Month, let’s take a moment to recognize the significant contributions by blacks in an … Continue reading From the Desk of Cecil Harris: Yes, Black History Absolutely Includes Tennis

From the Desk of Mark Stein: George Francis Train, the 1872 version of Trump

Mark Stein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He is the author of several books, including Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present (Potomac Books, 2017); How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times best seller and the basis for … Continue reading From the Desk of Mark Stein: George Francis Train, the 1872 version of Trump

Laying the Groundwork: Helen Winter Stauffer on the Trail of Mari Sandoz

Heather Stauffer is an Associate Acquisitions Editor at UNP. She is the granddaughter of Helen Winter Stauffer, a Mari Sandoz scholar. Helen Winter Stauffer (1922-2019), was the author of Mari Sandoz and Letters of Mari Sandoz. Read Helen’s obituary here. Mari Sandoz is … Continue reading Laying the Groundwork: Helen Winter Stauffer on the Trail of Mari Sandoz

From the Desk of Harvey Solomon: File Under “Coincidence”

Harvey Solomon is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. He has written articles for dozens of publications, including the Boston Herald, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and Variety. He is the author of three nonfiction books, most recently Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic … Continue reading From the Desk of Harvey Solomon: File Under “Coincidence”

From the Desk of Julija Šukys: The Anxiety of Publishing Family Stories

Julija Šukys is an associate professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė (Nebraska, 2012) and Silence Is Death: The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout (Nebraska, 2007). Her book Siberian Exile: Blood, … Continue reading From the Desk of Julija Šukys: The Anxiety of Publishing Family Stories

From the Desk of Alison Rose Jefferson: Leisure, An Essential Component of Liberty

Alison Rose Jefferson is an independent scholar and heritage conservation consultant. She is also the author of the newly released Living the California Dream, African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era (January 2020). Meet Jefferson at Chevalier’s Books in Los … Continue reading From the Desk of Alison Rose Jefferson: Leisure, An Essential Component of Liberty

From the Desk of Judy Kem: Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern France

Judy Kem is a professor of French at Wake Forest University. She is editor or author of three books in French studies, including Pathologies of Love: Medicine and the Woman Question in Early Modern France (Nebraska, 2019). Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern … Continue reading From the Desk of Judy Kem: Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern France