Category Archives: Reading List

December 13

Reading List: Classic Western Writers

For the bibliophile in your life, nothing makes a greater gift than a classic book. This reading list is dedicated to our classic writers, whose names are synonymous with great Western literature.   My Ántonia, Bison Classic Edition Willa Cather Hailed by reviewers and readers for its originality, vitality, and truth, this novel secured Willa […]

December 07

JPS Bible Sale

For the holiday season, we’re offering a selection of Bibles, Bible commentaries, and other great books from the Jewish Publication Society for thirty percent off! Browse through the list below and find your next gift book. The full list of books can be found here.   JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh Deluxe Edition “Virtually every rabbi and library […]

November 29

American Anthropological Association Meeting Preview

The University of Nebraska Press will be attending the AAA meeting this week in Washington, DC. Stop by booth 115 to browse news books and catch up with Senior Editor Matt Bokovoy and Publicity Manager Rosemary Sekora. Tweet about our books during the meeting using the hashtag #AmAnth17. Below are just a few of the […]

November 27

Reading List: Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to get for your book-loving family and friends? Browse our backlist to and find the perfect gift to compliment every personality and interest. (And our gift to you is thirty percent off your entire book order with our holiday sale).     For the TV and movie buff… There I Go Again: How […]

November 23

Grateful Reading

November Staff Reading List As bookish people and lovers of stories, this month we asked UNP staff members what book they were most thankful for. Here are the books we find ourselves turning to again and again. Home Cooking Laurie Colwin “I am thankful for having randomly picked up Laurie Colwin’s Home Cooking five years […]

November 21

A Closer Look at the Early Modern Cultural Studies Series

Early Modern Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary series that examines a wide range of aesthetic works and moments in their original cultural milieu. The series is interested in questions about a rapidly changing world where politics, religion, national identity, and gender roles were all subjects of contestation and redefinition, focusing on a broad definition of the […]

November 20

Reading List: Basketball

Basketball season is officially underway and while you’re waiting for your team to tip off, pick up some of our best books on college basketball, historic games, and more.   The Baron and the Bear David Kingsley Snell “This is a book that should be read by sports fans, especially those who enjoy college basketball. . […]

November 08

A Word From Our Readers

We love to hear what our readers have to say about our books! Check out these comments from readers on Amazon and Goodreads.     “You can call it a memoir or a diary but is a very interesting piece of history immersive and very well written. I learned a lot about this war-torn country. […]

October 25

Now in paperback!

The following books are now available in paperback editions.  Delphine Red Shirt examines narrative traditions and linguistic cadence in the Lakota language to reveal the underlying processes of a distinct Lakota oral tradition. George Sword’s Warrior Narratives is the winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award and the Electa Quinney Award for […]

October 24

What We’re Reading

October Staff Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried.   Dracula Bram Stoker “I thought it would be fun to theme my reading for the month. Not the best bedtime […]