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May 10

Coming Home to Memoir

Originally posted on Books Combined:
Teachers suggested many books for me to read when I was young, so I slogged through a canonical list of Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Hawthorne, Melville, and Maugham. These are all worthy should reads. They forced me to imagine life beyond my small town of Emporia, Kansas. The conventions of fiction—Aristotle’s…

February 20

Reading List: Presidents’ Day

A nonfiction book list for suggested reading this Presidents’ Day.  Affection and Trust is a riveting collection that follows Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post–World War II period who were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives, as they move from an official relationship to one […]

From the desk of Jackson Michael: Houston and the Super Bowl

Jackson Michael is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the Maxwell Football Club. He is a freelance writer, journalist, and author of The Game before the Money (Nebraska 2014). Visit his website or follow on Twitter or Facebook.  “When you’re talking Houston, you’re talking Super Bowl”—a paraphrased quote from the “Houston Oilers […]

January 31

Research Libraries, University Presses Oppose Trump’s Immigration Order

The following message is from the Association of of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). January 30, 2017—President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily barring entry into the US by individuals from seven countries is contrary to the values held by libraries and presses, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and […]

November 14

75 Significant Books, Part Nine

As the largest and most diversified press between Chicago and California, the University of Nebraska Press is best known for publishing works in Native studies, history, sports, anthropology, geography, American studies, and creative works. In celebration of the press’s seventy-fifth anniversary, the staff has selected seventy-five of the four thousand books UNP has published since 1941 to represent what is most distinctive […]

August 01

From the Desk of Sonya Huber: Essaying Hillary

Sonya Huber is the author of five books, most recently The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton from Squint Books. Her forthcoming project, Pain Women Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System, will be published by UNP in 2017. She directs the low-residency MFA program at Fairfield University. I am ambivalent about almost everything in […]

July 06

Our Books

Originally posted on Books Combined:
Helen Kim and Noah Leavitt As a wife-husband team, working on JewAsian together over the past six years, we have shared countless moments, from arranging interview trips around the country to deciding how to focus our investigation to reading each other’s chapter drafts while slurping kimchee boosted chicken soup, to celebrating…

May 23

Excerpt: French Mediterraneans

The following is an excerpt from French Mediterraneans: Transnational and Imperial Histories (May 2016), edited and with an introduction by Patricia M.E. Lorcin and Todd Shepard. Chapter 7: From Household to Schoolroom: Women, Transnational Networks, and Education in North Africa and Beyond By Julia Clancy-Smith A little Arab girl going to school for the first time, one […]

May 17

75 Significant Books, Part Three

 As the largest and most diversified press between Chicago and California, the University of Nebraska Press is best known for publishing works in Native studies, history, sports, anthropology, geography, American studies, and creative works. In celebration of the press’s seventy-fifth anniversary, the staff has selected seventy-five of the four thousand books UNP has published since 1941 to represent what is most distinctive […]

May 10

EXCERPT: Murrow’s Cold War

  The following is an excerpt from Murrow’s Cold War (May 2016) by Gregory M. Tomlin.  In March 1961 America’s most prominent journalist, Edward R. Murrow, ended a quarter-century career with the Columbia Broadcasting System to join the administration of John F. Kennedy as director of the United States Information Agency (USIA). As director of the USIA, Murrow hired […]