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 13

Excerpt: Making My Pitch

The following is an excerpt from Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey (Nebraska, 2017) by Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell. Ila Jane Borders is the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game. She has been honored twice at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and was inducted in 2003 into the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine […]

April 12

From the desk of Jennifer Ring: Not Softball

Jennifer Ring is a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the author of Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don’t Play Baseball and A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball (Nebraska, 2015).  “It’s a great age for girls to be excited about baseball!” proclaimed Tamara Holmes, […]

April 11

From the Desk of Steve Steinberg: My Search for Shocker

The following contribution is from Steve Steinberg, a baseball historian and coauthor with Lyle Spatz of The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees (Nebraska, 2015), research award winner from the Society for American Baseball Research, and 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York […]

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, […]

April 07

From the Desk of Connie Wanek: Rhubarb Rises

The following contribution comes from Connie Wanek, author of Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems (Nebraska, 2016), in honor of National Poetry Month.   Rhubarb It’s April, your last chance to get the flu. Across the landscape, all that remains healthy is now flexing and sprouting. The first dandelion blooms at the foot of a south-facing wall. […]

April 06

From the Desk of Chris Dubbs: Isolation and Image-Making

The following contribution comes from author Chris Dubbs. Dubbs served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and has worked as a newspaper journalist, editor, and publisher. He is the author of American Journalists in the Great War: Rewriting the Rules of War Reporting (Nebraska, 2017), America’s U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I (Nebraska, 2014), and is […]

April 05

News from Journals: New Issues and a One-Year Anniversary

The Journals: Management and Publishing Solutions department (J:MaPS) is beginning a new adventure: exploring the world of blogging! This monthly J:MaPS update will inform you of the latest news including awards, editorial board changes, and new issue releases. This month’s highlight features Weston Poor, our project coordinator and soon-to-be newlywed. Weston is getting married this […]

April 04

From the desk of Adam Raider: Honoring the North Stars

The following contribution comes from Adam Raider, author of Frozen in Time: A Minnesota North Stars History (Nebraska, 2014). Raider covered the NHL for more than a decade for magazines including The Hockey News and Hockey Digest. He is the coauthor of 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. When the Minnesota Wild closes out its […]

April 03

From the Desk of Neil deMause: Oakland Cries All the Way to the Bank

The following contribution comes from Neil deMause, co-author of  Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit (Nebraska, 2008). Neil deMause is a native New Yorker who is a regular contributor to Vice Sports, the Village Voice, Extra!, City Limits, and other publications. He runs the stadium-watch website fieldofschemes.com, where this piece was […]