BOOKS Some Are Always Hungry by Jihyun Yun Praise from Publishers Weekly: “In this excellent debut, Yun lingers over descriptions in precise and evocative language.” The Spanish Craze: America’s Fascination with the Hispanic World, 1779-1939 by Richard L. Kagan Review … Continue reading News and Reviews
This month Justice in Plain Sight: How a Small-Town Newspaper and Its Unlikely Lawyer Opened America’s Courtrooms (Nebraska, 2019) is available as a paperback edition for the first time. Justice in Plain Sight is the story of a hometown newspaper in … Continue reading New in Paperback
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a books life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Murder, Inc.: The CIA under John F. Kennedy (Potomac Books, 2019) by James H. Johnston About the … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Murder, Inc.
The following is an excerpt from Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Fifth Edition, (Nebraska, 2020) by Joseph Siegman. Lipman “Lip” Pike United States Born: May 25, 1845, New York, New York Died: October 10, 1893 … Continue reading Excerpt: Jewish Sports Legends
BOOKS Contra Instrumentalism: A Translation Polemic by Lawrence Venuti Review in the Los Angeles Review of Books: “…many of us who teach world literature encourage our students to think about translators as interpretive cocreators whose agency can be felt in … Continue reading News and Reviews
Lauren K. Thompson is an assistant professor of history at McKendree University. Her work has been published in Civil War History and in the edited volume A Forgotten Front: Florida during the Civil War Era. Thompson is the author of Friendly Enemies: Soldier Fraternization … Continue reading From the Desk of Lauren K. Thompson: Fraternization on the Rappahannock River
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. Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad “I’ve been … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Mark Stein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He is the author of several books, including The Presidential Fringe: Questing and Jesting for the Oval Office (Potomac Books, 2020) and How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times best seller and … Continue reading Kanye West’s Brief Quest for President: A Meaningful Jest?
BOOKS An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I by Chris Dubbs Review in Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Dubbs remarks on the reporter’s duty to report the truth no matter how uncomfortable it might be. The journalists … Continue reading News and Reviews
Sean M. Maloney is a professor of history at Royal Military College and served as the Canadian Army’s historian for the war in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2014. He is the author of Enduring the Freedom: A Rogue Historian in Afghanistan (Potomac Books, … Continue reading From the Desk of Sean Maloney: The Secret World of Nuclear Weapons