Category Archives: Potomac Books

June 26

From the Desk of Mark Stein: Writing Vice Capades

The following is a contribution from Mark Stein, author of Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present (July 2017). Stein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He has published several books, including How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times best seller and the basis for the eponymous History Channel series, and […]

June 23

News and Reviews

Books The Cruft of Fiction David Letzler Praise from Heradas Review:  “It’s all very well illustrated and argued, and the sections covering the handful of novels discussed that I haven’t read, were often more interesting to me than the ones covering the novels that I have. I’ve always thought that good non-fiction books should introduce the […]

June 16

Reading List: Happy Father’s Day!

Still searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered! Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq by Tom Basile “This book masterfully blends military history with politics and media studies, thus representing the truly multifaceted nature of warfare in the twenty-first century.”—Foreword Reviews Playing Through: Modern Golf’s Most Iconic Players and Moments by […]

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 […]

June 08

The Marketeers Club: BookExpo & BookCon

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP. Her new last name will soon be Sekora and her husband is a huge Boy Meets World fan. The University of Nebraska Press is no stranger to BookExpo (formerly BookExpo America) held in the great city of New York. Every year we display our newest books to the […]

June 02

BookCon Preview

Following hot on the heels of BookExpo, BookCon is a star-studded event open to the public, with this year’s headline authors including Dan Brown, Cassandra Clare, and many more. A full list of events can be found here. UNP will be exhibiting at booth 2909 representing all of our imprints and partners. We’ll also be hosting […]

June 01

Publicist Picks: Willa Cather, Space Stations, and other August Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with next season’s galleys. 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 August. Anna Weir: From Monday Night Football to Superbowl Sundays, football is a […]

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 29

Excerpt: Red, White, and True

This Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who have given their lives serving our country.  The following is an excerpt from Red, White, and True: Stories from Veterans and Families, World War II to Present (Potomac Books, 2014), edited and with an introduction by Tracy Crow.  From Chapter 3: Remembering Forgotten Fliers, Their Survivors […]

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 […]