Major ML Cavanaugh is a non-resident fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point, and co-edited the book, with author Max Brooks, Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (May 2018). This essay is an unofficial … Continue reading From the Desk of ML Cavanaugh: The Universal War
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball during the Great War (Nebraska, 2017) by Jim Leeke. Leeke, a former news … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to From the Dugouts to the Trenches!
The following is an excerpt from Phoebe Apperson Hearst: A Life of Power and Politics (Bison Books, May 2018) by Alexandra M. Nickliss. From the Introduction: Hearst’s story demonstrates the real and intricate interrelationship between power and politics in the lives of both … Continue reading Excerpt from Phoebe Apperson Hearst
The following books are now available in paperback. A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball By Jennifer Ring “This revealing book, which makes an important contribution to sports and women’s history, will interest anyone curious about … Continue reading Now in Paperback: Baseball Edition
April 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. Born to Run Bruce Springsteen … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Awards Jim Leeke From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War Jim Leeke Winner of SABR’s 2018 Larry Ritter Book Award: “The award is granted annually by SABR’s Deadball Era Committee to the author of the best book about … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from Alou: My Baseball Journey (April 2018) by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. This foreword was written by Pedro Martínez, Hall of Fame pitcher … Continue reading Excerpt: Alou
The following is by J.D. Tuccille, a contributing editor at Reason magazine, writing about issues of personal freedom and state power. He is the son of author Jerome Tuccille (1937–2017) who is the author of more than thirty books, including bestselling, highly acclaimed … Continue reading From the Desk of J.D. Tuccille: The True Story of the Bonus Army
Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences … Continue reading Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?
The biannual Rabbinical Assembly Conference is back this year in Chicago from Sunday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 25. You can read a recap of the first day here. The Jewish Publication Society’s Barry Schwartz, along with UNP marketing manager Mark Heineke, will … Continue reading Rabbinical Assembly preview