August 04

News and Reviews

Books Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo Starred review from Booklist: “If Willa Cather and Cormac McCarthy had a love child, she would be a writer such as Fraterrigo, whose imagery is equally evocative and unforgiving and whose characters are every bit as anguished and forlorn.”   Solomon D. Butcher John E. Carter Review essay in the Paris Review: […]

August 03

Harvey Perlman on Warren K. Urbom

Harvey Perlman is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, having stepped down after sixteen years of service as Chancellor of the University. Mythology and literature are replete with giants—characters that are physically larger than life. They are often loud of voice, short of temper, seldom astute, and full […]

August 02

From the Desk of Katherine Ellinghaus

Katherine Ellinghaus has a Hansen Lectureship in History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Taking Assimilation to Heart: Marriages of White Women and Indigenous Men in Australia and the United States, 1887–1937 (Nebraska, 2006) and coeditor of Historicising Whiteness: Transnational Perspectives on the Construction of Identity. Her new book, Blood […]

August 01

Remembering Warren K. Urbom

Warren K. Urbom was a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska since 1970. He passed away Friday, July 28, at the age of 91. His memoir, Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge (Bison Books, 2012), provides the first behind-the-scenes look at what quickly became one of the most […]

July 31

From the Desk of Andrew M. Homan: In Froome We Trust?

The following contribution comes from Andrew M. Homan, author of Iron Mac: The Legend of Roughhouse Cyclist Reggie McNamara (Nebraska, 2016). Homan is also the author of Life in the Slipstream: The Legend of Bobby Walthour Sr. (Potomac Books, 2011). His writing has appeared in several cycling magazines, including Cycle Sport, Peloton, Ride Cycling Review, Road Bike Action, and VeloNews. The vibrant beauty of […]

July 28

What We’re Reading

July 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.   My Name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout “I will begin reading it for my book club’s August selection. I’ll let you […]

July 27

From the Desk of James A. Tyner: The Violence of Health-Care Reform

James A. Tyner is a Professor of Geography at Kent State University and author of Violence in Capitalism: Devaluing Life in an Age of Responsibility (Nebraska, 2016). The paperback edition will be released in the spring of 2018.  We do not always ‘see’ violence as it happens. By this I do not mean that we […]

July 26

ICAS Book Prize Winner

Last week the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) awarded Han F. Vermeulen the 2017 ICAS Book Prize for his stunning book, Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnology and Ethnography in the German Enlightenment (Nebraska, 2015). ICAS is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. Founded in 1997, ICAS serves as a platform for representatives of academia […]

July 25

Excerpt: Think of Lampedusa

Earlier this month, The Guardian published “‘Do-gooders’ no more: Lampedusans turn against refugee tide as patience wears thin,” which brings attention to the recent mayoral election on the small Italian island and what it means for its resident and migrant populations. Giusi Nicolini, celebrated around the world for her commitment to welcoming refugees, was defeated by former […]

July 24

Happy Book Birthday to JewAsian!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews by Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt (Nebraska, 2016). Helen Kiyong Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Whitman College. Her husband Noah Samuel […]