Category Archives: Jewish Publication Society

October 13

News and Reviews

BOOKS   Glenn Miller Declassified Dennis M. Spragg Review in Military Review: “Spragg has crafted a book that will appeal and benefit an eclectic group of readers, including those with interests in World War II, big band and swing music, unsolved mysteries, and of course, Glenn Miller himself.”   A Civil Life in an Uncivil […]

September 29

News and Reviews

Books   How We Won & Lost the War In Afghanistan Douglas Grindle Praise from Publishers Weekly: “This is a well-told story and a must-read for those who want to understand the obstacles to success in Afghanistan.”   The Heart of Torah Rabbi Shai Held Feature in Times of Israel: “Rabbi Held’s own love of Torah animates […]

September 15

News and Reviews

Books Diversifying Diplomacy Harriet Elam-Thomas Praise from Kirkus Reviews: “For those interested in becoming diplomats, the book effectively shows the high standards required. An informative, behind-the-scenes look at one black woman’s rise through the ranks of the Foreign Service when few others like her were serving as diplomats.”   Unpopular Sovereignty Brent M. Rogers Review from Deseret […]

September 14

The Heart of Torah: A Discussion with Rabbi Shai Held

The following interview was first published in the Jewish Publication Society’s newsletter and can also be found on JPS’s website. Rabbi Shai Held is president, dean, and chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar and directs its Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas in New York City. He is the author of Abraham Joshua Heschel: The […]

August 23

Reading List: Books in Translation

Over the years, we’ve published nearly 400 books in translation. Some are quite well-known, like UNL professor Jordan Stump’s translation of Out of the Dark by Nobel Prize-winning French author Patrick Modiano. But the University of Nebraska Press has a rich backlist of diverse translations, from Ancient Greek plays to turn-of-the-century science fiction. We invite you to […]

August 18

News and Reviews

Books Crude Nation Raul Gallegos Book mentioned in the New York Times: “Gallegos provides crucial background for the country’s present situation, and also offers a solution for fixing the country’s economy and helping it re-enter the global energy industry.”   Perla Frédéric Brun Translated by Sarah Gendron and Jennifer Vanderheyden Review from Publishers Weekly: “…there is […]

August 04

News and Reviews

Books Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo Starred review from Booklist: “If Willa Cather and Cormac McCarthy had a love child, she would be a writer such as Fraterrigo, whose imagery is equally evocative and unforgiving and whose characters are every bit as anguished and forlorn.”   Solomon D. Butcher John E. Carter Review essay in the Paris Review: […]

July 21

News and Reviews

Books Vice Capades Mark Stein Review in Inside Higher Ed: “There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”   Saving One’s Own Mordecai Paldiel Review essay […]

July 07

News and Reviews

Books   Outside the Bible Edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman Praise from Jewish Review of Books: “The fruit of an extraordinary collaboration… Outside the Bible will replace classic earlier anthologies as the premier compendium of primary texts for scholars and teachers of the period.”   Project Eagle Robert S. Kim Recommendation from Reading […]

July 03

Publicist Picks: Breast Milk Sharing, Theme Parks, and other September Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or caffeinated beverages, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in September. Tayler Lord: It’s officially Fall 2017! Even though it’s still […]