Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to African American Officers in Liberia: A Pestiferous Rotation, 1910–1942 (Potomac Books, 2018) by Brian G. Shellum. About the Book: African … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to African American Officers in Liberia
Books Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents Edited by Lise Funderburg Starred review in Publishers Weekly: “The old adage, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ encouraged Funderburg, a University of Pennsylvania lecturer, to explore its truth in this sparkling … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe edited by Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu (August 2019). The excerpt is from the life of German spymaster Markus Wolf. The “man without a … Continue reading Excerpt: Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe
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
James H. Johnston is a lawyer, writer, and historian in Washington, DC. He is the author of Murder, Inc: The CIA under John F. Kennedy (August 2019). His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, White House History, the Legal Times of … Continue reading From the Desk of James H. Johnston: The Dog that Didn’t Bark
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
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!
Prudence Bushnell’s memoir Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings (Potomac Books, 2018) is now available as an audiobook on Audible and Amazon. Bushnell, the U.S. ambassador to Nairobi when al-Qaeda unleashed its devastating bomb attack in August … Continue reading New Audiobook!
Books A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Journal and Description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794–1796 Jean-Baptiste Truteau Edited by Raymond J. DeMallie, Douglas R. Parks, and Robert Vézina Praise from Anthropological Lingustics: “This magnificent edition is the fruit of many … Continue reading News and Reviews