Category Archives: In the News

June 09

News and Reviews

Books Russia’s Dead End Andrei A. Kovalev   Review in Publishers Weekly: “Kovalev . . . unmasks the Russian body politic in all its Gogol-like grotesquery.” Cheated Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham Book mentioned in the Chronicle of Higher Education.   The Heart in the Glass Jar William E. French Praise from The Historian:  “Each section offers […]

May 30

Book Expo Preview

BookExpo, one of the largest book-related conferences in America, provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers, and learn from industry leaders and peers. UNP will be at booth 2909 on the trade show floor at the Javits Center in New York […]

May 26

News and Reviews

Books American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Listed as “New and Noteworthy” in The New York Times Book Review. Rival Gardens Connie Wanek Praise from Rain Taxi Review: “It takes remarkable restraint to refine language so it is this transparent . . . Connie Wanek is achieving . . . a luminous vision.” Le Football […]

May 25

The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Most Americans recognize names like Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan. But like the anchor beneath the surface that keeps the ship from drifting away, Armstrong and the other famous astronauts who made it to the moon owe their safe return to the men in the Mission Control room at the Johnson Space Center. Rick Houston […]

May 17

From the Desks of Curtis Hinsley and David Wilcox: A Confrontation of Understanding

The following contribution is from Curtis M. Hinsley and David R. Wilcox, editors of Coming of Age in Chicago: The 1893 World’s Fair and the Coalescence of American Anthropology (Nebraska, 2016). Hinsley is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of History and Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University. Wilcox is the former head of the anthropology department at the Museum of Northern […]

May 12

News and Reviews

Books Lefty O’Doul Dennis Snelling Review in MLB.com: “…an artful job of toggling back and forth between O’Doul’s life story and focusing on the trip to Japan in 1949.”   It’s My Country Too Edited by Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow Praise from Publishers Weekly: “…Bell and Crow have done a service by amplifying the important voices […]

May 04

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Honors Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame tonight at the Newberry Library. Ron Rapoport, editor and compiler of The Lost Journalism of Ring Larder (Nebraska, 2017), will give the keynote speech, and James Lardner will accept the award on his grandfather’s behalf. Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los […]

April 28

News and Reviews

Books   American English, Italian Chocolate Rick Bailey Starred review from Publishers Weekly: “The essays read like the best of short stories: their significance extends beyond what is on the page.” The Blind Man and the Loon Craig Mishler Praise from Cultural Analysis: “A significant example of what twenty-first century folklorists do… yet another contribution of the press […]

April 20

ICYMI: William Daniels has been talking about his memoir

William Daniels is no stranger to the public eye: he’s an Emmy-winning actor, former Screen Actors Guild president, and a certain generation’s favorite on-screen teacher. Mr. Daniels is making the publicity rounds for his new book There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others (March 2017). […]

April 14

News and Reviews

Books   Intersectionality Anna Carastathis Review from American Quarterly: “Her commitment to close reading is manifested in a rejection of both intersectionality’s skeptics and its fervent supporters… Instead, the book champions ‘analytic clarity, contextual rigor, and a politicized historicized understanding of the trajectory of this concept’ (5).” Tarnished George E. Reed Praise from H-Net: “I have served in […]