Category Archives: Potomac Books

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 19

From the Desk of Louis A. Del Monte: United States’ ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ and Other Nanoweapons

The following contribution comes from Louis A. Del Monte, author of Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat to Humanity (April 2017). Del Monte is an award-winning physicist and speaker and is the chief executive officer of Del Monte and Associates, Inc. During his thirty-year career as a physicist and business executive at IBM and Honeywell, he led the development of microelectronics and sensors […]

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 […]

April 10

Publicist Picks: Mega-Novels, Newspaper Empires, and other June Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with paper coffee cups. 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 June. Anna Weir: So my English Major might be showing right now, […]

March 31

News and Reviews

Awards   Cannibal Safiya Sinclair Shortlisted for the 2017 BOCAS Award for Caribbean Literature: “Sinclair manages to imbue her writing with such strength and spirit that it gives her poems a disturbing and provocative edge — sometimes shocking, and at other times soft and sensual.” Books Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays From […]

March 23

Excerpt: There I Go Again

The following is an excerpt from There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others (Potomac Books, March 2017) by William Daniels, an actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. Below Mr. Daniels writes about his time as a student at Northwestern University. From Chapter […]

March 22

From the Desk of Bailey Poland: On Writing as Women

The following contribution comes from Bailey Poland, author of Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online (Potomac Books, 2016). Bailey Poland is a writer, feminist, and activist, as well as the creator of the literary journal Leaves and Flowers and is a regular contributor to numerous print and online journals, including Line Zero. She is the editor of Involution: […]

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 […]

January 19

Excerpt: Fit for the Presidency?

The following is an excerpt from Fit for the Presidency?: Winners, Losers, What-Ifs, and Also-Rans (January 2017) by Seymour Morris Jr. Morris is a former political pollster, head of corporate communications, and international entrepreneur. He is the author of American History Revised: 200 Facts That Never Made It into the Textbooks and Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan.   […]