The following was originally published on Joanne Leedom-Ackerman’s website. She is the editor of The Journey of Liu Xiaobo: From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate (Potomac Books, 2020). PEN International marks the ten-year anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to writer, … Continue reading Ten-Year Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Liu Xiaobo
Congratulations to Jacqueline Saper, whose memoir From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran (Potomac Books, 2019) was named the 2020 Book of the Year in Traditional Nonfiction by the Chicago Writers Association! Jacqueline Saper, named after Jacqueline Kennedy, was … Continue reading “From Miniskirt to Hijab” Named a Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association
James H. Johnston is a lawyer, writer, and historian in Washington, DC. His latest book is Murder, Inc.: The CIA under John F. Kenney (Potomac Books, 2019). Moses “Moe” Aleman passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. … Continue reading From the Desk of James H. Johnston: Remembering Moses Aleman
The following is from the University of Nebraska Press Fall 2020 Newsletter, i.e. Scott D. Seligman is a writer and historian. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning The Third Degree: The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed … Continue reading Behind the Book with Scott D. Seligman
Books My Omaha Obsession: Searching for the City Miss Cassette Review in Shelf Awareness: “No familiarity with Omaha is needed to enjoy this charming book—it’s for any reader who delights in old houses, faded newspaper clippings, family stories, memories of … Continue reading News and Reviews
Our Holiday Sale begins today! Our entire backlist—a collection consisting of over 4,000 different books—is available for 50% OFF! From Native American History to Latin American Studies, from Military History to African Poetry, from books on the Great Plains to … Continue reading Holiday Sale!
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a books life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to From Chernobyl with Love (Potomac Books, 2019) by Katya Cengel. About the Book: In the wake of … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to From Chernobyl with Love!
This year the festival is virtual and almost every event is free to attend! Visit the website for the full schedule and our virtual book exhibit for great discounts on our books. Below are some highlights featuring UNP authors. Friday, … Continue reading South Dakota Festival of Books
The following is an excerpt from Fidelis: A Memoir (Potomac Books, 2020) by Teresa Fazio. Two: Convoy Camp Victory, Kuwait On the morning of our convoy from Kuwait to Iraq, we saddled up in Humvees, a row of armored hulks against … Continue reading Excerpt: Fidelis
In May of this year, former commander of the Chicago Police Department and criminal justice scholar Thomas A. Reppetto died at the age of eighty-eight. After earning a doctorate from Harvard University, he served as professor, dean, and vice president … Continue reading Remembering Thomas Reppetto