December 01

Happy Book Birthday to the Baron and the Bear!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, NetGalley ratings, and more! This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Baron and the Bear: Rupp’s Runts, Haskin’s Miners, and the Season that Changed Basketball Forever (Nebraska, 2016) by David Kingsley Snell. David Snell was a correspondent for ABC News covering everything from the […]

November 30

From the Desk of Brandon Vogel: How Husker Volleyball Does It

The following is from Brandon Vogel, co-author of Dream Like a Champion: Wins, Losses, and Leadership the Nebraska Volleyball Way with John Cook (Nebraska, 2017). Vogel is the managing editor of Hail Varsity magazine and has covered University of Nebraska athletics since 2011. His sportswriting has been featured by, the Guardian, and Nebraska is headed back to the NCAA Women’s […]

November 30

Excerpt: Morta Las Vegas

The following has been excerpted from Morta Las Vegas: CSI and the Problem of the West by Nathaniel Lewis and Stephen Tatum (November 2017). Morta Las Vegas is the latest book in the Postwestern Horizons series.    From Chapter 1: The Problem of the Past   Grissom’s entrance onto the crime scene and into the episode itself […]

November 29

American Anthropological Association Meeting Preview

The University of Nebraska Press will be attending the AAA meeting this week in Washington, DC. Stop by booth 115 to browse news books and catch up with Senior Editor Matt Bokovoy and Publicity Manager Rosemary Sekora. Tweet about our books during the meeting using the hashtag #AmAnth17. Below are just a few of the […]

November 28

Happy Book Birthday To Thinking about the Torah!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Thinking about the Torah: A Philosopher Reads the Bible by Kenneth Seeskin (Jewish Publication Society, 2016). Kenneth Seeskin is Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University.   About the book: The […]

November 27

Reading List: Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to get for your book-loving family and friends? Browse our backlist to and find the perfect gift to compliment every personality and interest. (And our gift to you is thirty percent off your entire book order with our holiday sale).     For the TV and movie buff… There I Go Again: How […]

November 24

News and Reviews

Books The Black Bruins James M. Johnson Starred review from Kirkus:  “Johnson engagingly captures the lives, struggles, and triumphs of five men whose greatness transcended American sports.”   Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Venita Blackburn Highlighted in Ms. blog: “Blackburn’s remarkably short stories are characterized by a wild imagination and beautiful prose.”   Deco Body, Deco City […]

November 23

Grateful Reading

November Staff Reading List As bookish people and lovers of stories, this month we asked UNP staff members what book they were most thankful for. Here are the books we find ourselves turning to again and again. Home Cooking Laurie Colwin “I am thankful for having randomly picked up Laurie Colwin’s Home Cooking five years […]

November 22

Excerpt: Educated Tastes

The following has been excerpted from Educated Tastes: Food, Drink, and Connoisseur Culture (Nebraska, 2011), a collection of essays edited by Jeremy Strong. This particular essay has been excerpted in honor of the picky eater at your Thanksgiving table.   From “Feeding Finn” by Lisa Harper After a few months of raising a girl and a boy, it […]

November 21

A Closer Look at the Early Modern Cultural Studies Series

Early Modern Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary series that examines a wide range of aesthetic works and moments in their original cultural milieu. The series is interested in questions about a rapidly changing world where politics, religion, national identity, and gender roles were all subjects of contestation and redefinition, focusing on a broad definition of the […]