Spacefest is an annual gathering of NASA Apollo, Gemini, and shuttle astronauts, space historians, astronomical and scientific guest speakers, authors, astronomers, spacey vendors, phenomenal STEM/STEAM events, an IAAA space art show, and all things out of this world. The 10th … Continue reading UNP Authors at Spacefest X
Shazia Rahman is an associate professor of English at the University of Dayton.. Her new book, Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women’s Literary and Cinematic Fictions, is available now. Recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere around the world have shown us the ugly face … Continue reading From the Desk of Shazia Rahman: Planet not Nation
Katya Cengel is a freelance writer and lectures in the Journalism Department of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She was a features and news writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal from 2003 to 2011, and her work has appeared in the New York … Continue reading From the Desk of Katya Cengel: Timing is Everything
Books The Land of Truth: Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings Jeffrey L. Rubenstein Review in The Lehrhaus: “The Land of Truth: Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings provides a window into the profound wisdom of Hazal for scholar and layman alike . . . We are … Continue reading News and Reviews
David R. M. Beck is a professor of Native American studies at the University of Montana. His new book, Unfair Labor?: American Indians and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago is available now. One problem with American history is the … Continue reading From the Desk of David R.M. Beck: What’s in a Name?
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in August. Jackson Adams: I’ve been interested in spy fiction since seeing From Russia With … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Beyond the Berlin Wall, the Red Power Movement, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet
When the Empire of Japan defeated the Chinese Qing Dynasty in 1895 and won its first colony, Taiwan, it worked to establish it as a model colony. The Japanese brought Taiwan not only education and economic reform but also a … Continue reading Excerpt: Empire of Infields
Readers are already talking about some of our forthcoming Fall books! Preview the following September books on NetGalley today and pre-order your own copy with UNP or your local bookstore. APPLE, TREE: WRITERS ON THEIR PARENTS Nonfiction Book Review: Apple, … Continue reading New this Fall!
The following is an excerpt from In Defense of Farmers: The Future of Agriculture in the Shadow of Corporate Power (July 2019), edited by Jane W. Gibson and Sara E. Alexander. The book is part of the Our Sustainable Future series, which aims … Continue reading Excerpt: In Defense of Farmers
This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In celebration of this enormous milestone the University of Nebraska Press is offering a 50% discount on its celebrated spaceflight books. From the unsung heroes of mission … Continue reading News and Reviews