Category Archives: In the News

March 17

News and Reviews

Books   The Turtle’s Beating Heart Denise Low Praise from Foreword Reviews: “An accomplished poet, Low’s well-honed prose flows with lyric intensity.” There I Go Again William Daniels Book feature in People.   American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Review in Library Journal: “The correspondents sought to tell the story of the massive and destructive nature of […]

March 07

Lester Tenney, 1920-2017

Lester Tenney, World War II veteran and author of My Hitch in Hell, passed away the last week of February at the age of ninety-six. In 2000, Potomac Books published My Hitch in Hell: The Battan Death March, Tenney’s account of life as a POW during World War II, in the Memories of War series. Captured by […]

March 03

News and Reviews

Books   Cannibal Safiya Sinclair One of Literary Hub‘s “Oscar nominees” for best book of poetry. Before Boas by Han F. Vermeulen Praise from American Anthropologist: “To use words such as ‘magisterial’ and ‘compendious’ about this book may understate the case.” Beyond the Fruited Plain Kathryn Cornell Dolan Review in Great Plains Quarterly: “Dolan beautifully defines the […]

February 22

2017 One Book One Cozad

  Not long after Black Elk Speaks was chosen as this year’s One Book One Nebraska, there was another book announcement. One particular town in western Nebraska would be reading one other UNP book this year. Chosen from the Nebraska sesquicentennial reading list, residents of Cozad will be encouraged to read Pioneer Girl: A True Story of Growing Up on the […]

February 17

News and Reviews

Awards The Eighth Wonder of the World by Robert C. Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack Winner of the 2017 SABR Seymour Medal. Books There I Go Again by William Daniels Book mention in Broadway World. Cannibal  by Safiya Sinclair Praise from Waxwing Literary Magazine: “this award-winning collection comes to eat you . . . Sinclair, in conversation with Shakespeare, Derek Walcott, […]

February 15

Tzvetan Todorov, 1939-2017

Philosopher Tzvetan Todorov passed away last week in Paris, at the age of seventy-seven. Todorov was a humanist philosopher whose work often considered the “other” in history, politics, and life. In Life in Common (Nebraska 2001), Todorov develops a compelling vision of the self as social, making the “other” necessary to understanding ourselves. As he has explained, “Man can surpass […]

February 03

News and Reviews

Awards R*dskins by C. Richard King Winner in the Trade Typographic category at the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal show (Designer: Nathan Putens) One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist by Dustin M. Hoffman Winner in the Jackets and Covers category at the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal show (Designer: Nathan Putens) Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair Selected for the ALA […]

January 31

Research Libraries, University Presses Oppose Trump’s Immigration Order

The following message is from the Association of of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). January 30, 2017—President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily barring entry into the US by individuals from seven countries is contrary to the values held by libraries and presses, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and […]

January 25

Eugene A. Cernan, Fallen Astronaut

Last week, American astronaut Capt. Eugene A. Cernan passed away. Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan, authors of Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition, remember him fondly. Burgess is the author or editor of several books on spaceflight, including Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969–1975 (Nebraska, 2010). Doolan is a […]

January 20

News and Reviews

Awards Irwin Klein and the New Settlers Edited by Benjamin Klein Winner in the BRLA 2016 Southwest Book Awards Modern Orthodox Judaism Edited by Zev Eleff Finalist in the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards Books   Fit for the Presidency? Seymour Morris Review in the Wall Street Journal: “How can we know, before a man becomes president, […]