Category Archives: Guest blogs

December 15

From Princesses to Generals: Leia and and the Evolution of Women at War

Lt. Col. Erica Iverson and Maj. ML Cavanaugh are US Army Strategists; this essay was adapted from a chapter in their forthcoming book, co-edited by Max Brooks, Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (Potomac Books, May 2018).  Originally published by the Modern War Institute, this essay is an unofficial expression of opinion; the views expressed are those […]

December 14

From the Desk of Jacqueline Emery: The Boarding School Legacy

The following is by Jacqueline Emery, editor of Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press (December 2017). Emery is an assistant professor of English at State University of New York at Old Westbury.   The Boarding School Legacy Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press is addressed to readers interested in Native American […]

December 11

From the Desk of Michael K. Bess: Paths for Openness, Exchange, and Understanding

The following contribution comes from Michael K. Bess, author of Routes of Compromise Building Roads and Shaping the Nation in Mexico, 1917-1952 (December 2017). Bess teaches history at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico.  As a youth, I became involved with serving the Spanish-speaking immigrant community where we lived thanks to my mom, who […]

December 06

From the Desk of Robert Woods Sayre: Indigenous Peoples and the Ecological Crisis

The following contribution comes from Robert Woods Sayre, author of Modernity and Its Other: The Encounter with North American Indians in the Eighteenth Century (December 2017). Sayre is a professor emeritus of English and American literature and civilization at the University of Paris East, Marne-La-Vallée. He is the author of several books, including Solitude in Society: A Sociological […]

December 04

From the Desks of Christina Luckyj and Niamh J. O’Leary: Lessons in Female Alliance

The following contribution comes from Christina Luckyj and Niamh J. O’Leary, editors of Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern England (December 2017). Luckyj is a professor of English, gender, and women’s studies at Dalhousie University. She is the author of “A Moving Rhetoricke”: Gender and Silence in Early Modern England and The Duchess of Malfi: A Critical Guide. O’Leary is an associate professor […]

November 30

From the Desk of Brandon Vogel: How Husker Volleyball Does It

The following is from Brandon Vogel, co-author of Dream Like a Champion: Wins, Losses, and Leadership the Nebraska Volleyball Way with John Cook (Nebraska, 2017). Vogel is the managing editor of Hail Varsity magazine and has covered University of Nebraska athletics since 2011. His sportswriting has been featured by FoxSports.com, the Guardian, and CBSSports.com. Nebraska is headed back to the NCAA Women’s […]

November 16

From the Desk of Grant Hayter-Menzies: The Familiar Compassion of Dorothy Brooke

The following contribution comes from Grant Hayter-Menzies, author of Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo’s Lost War Horses (November 2017). Hayter-Menzies is the author of several books, including From Stray Dog to World War I Hero: The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division (Potomac Books, 2015) and Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton. Almost until the day […]

November 13

From the Desk of Hal Elliott Wert: More Political Posters Discovered

The following contribution comes from Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor of history at the Kansas City Art Institute.  New Political Poster Finds First, let me thank all of you that have purchased a copy of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents or those who have had […]

November 10

University Press Week: Introducing Lincoln’s Most Passionate Reader

Today is the last blog tour day of the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Today UNP has invited Pat Leach, Library Director of Lincoln City Libraries, to write on the theme of “Libraries and Librarians helping us all #LookItUP.” In honor of University Press Week, I’m shining a spotlight […]

November 07

From the Desk of Steve Currier: Signing with the Seals

The following contribution comes from Steve Currier, author of The California Golden Seals: A Tale of White Skates, Red Ink, and One of the NHL’s Most Outlandish Teams (November 2017). Currier is a hockey historian and member of the Society for International Hockey Research. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, is a proud member of the Seals […]