The following is an excerpt from The Grass Shall Grow: Helen Post Photographs and the Native American West by Mick Gidley (February). Dialogic Power In 1829 newspapers carried accounts of a speech attributed to the Muskogee leader Speckled Snake in … Continue reading Excerpt: The Grass Shall Grow
Roger Kahn passed away last Thursday in Mamaroneck, New York. He was 92. He has been called the dean of American sportswriters and was the author of the best-selling classic The Boys of Summer. He was also the author of eighteen nonfiction books … Continue reading Remembering Roger Kahn
Heather Stauffer is an Associate Acquisitions Editor at UNP. She is the granddaughter of Helen Winter Stauffer, a Mari Sandoz scholar. Helen Winter Stauffer (1922-2019), was the author of Mari Sandoz and Letters of Mari Sandoz. Read Helen’s obituary here. Mari Sandoz is … Continue reading Laying the Groundwork: Helen Winter Stauffer on the Trail of Mari Sandoz
UNP is celebrating Black History Month with—what else—books! Here is a list of titles that commemorate important figures and scholarship in African American History. In Living the California Dream Alison Rose Jefferson examines how African Americans pioneered America’s “frontier of leisure” by … Continue reading What to Read During Black History Month
Shannon Bontrager is an associate professor of history at Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville, Georgia. His new book, Death at the Edges of Empire, examines the culture of death, burial, and commemoration of fallen American soldiers in the Civil War, … Continue reading From the Desk of Shannon Bontrager: Keeping the Past in the Present
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Come Fly with Us: NASA’s Payload Specialist Program (Nebraska, 2019) by Melvin Croft and John Youskauskas. About the Book: … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Come Fly with Us!
The following books are now available. Basket Diplomacy: Leadership, Alliance-Building, and Resilience among the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, 1884-1984 This history reveals how the Coushatta people made the Bayou Blue settlement their home by embedding themselves into the area’s cultural, … Continue reading New in Native Studies This Month
Books Theodore Roosevelt, Naturalist in the Arena Edited by Char Miller and Clay S. Jenkinson Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly: “In this revealing and sometimes critical view of the 26th president and his passion for the natural world, scholars Miller … Continue reading News and Reviews
Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player by Jeremy Beer is the winner of the 2020 Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal, which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar … Continue reading Congratulations to Jeremy Beer on Two Award Wins!
UNP Staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried. January Staff Reading List Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised … Continue reading What We're Reading