Adam R. Hodge earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 2013 and is now Associate Professor of History at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. He is author of Ecology and Ethnogenesis: An Environmental History of the Wind River Shoshones, … Continue reading From the Desk of Adam Hodge: Enriching Experiences at Wind River
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 Alou: My Baseball Journey by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. About the Book: Growing up in a tiny shack … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Alou!
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre is a professional writer and editor for organizations including the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, she is a former Foreign Service officer and staff writer for the Washington … Continue reading Women’s History Month: From the Desk of Paula Whitacre
The following is an excerpt from Here’s the Pitch: The Amazing, True, New, and Improved Story of Baseball and Advertising by Roberta J. Newman (March 2019) . From Chapter 5: Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet . . . and Beer, Cigarettes, … Continue reading Excerpt: Here’s the Pitch
The following is an excerpt from The Dakota Sioux Experience at Flandreau and Pipestone Indian Schools by Cynthia Leanne Landrum (March 2019). From Chapter 1: Missionaries and Education in the Upper Midwest When artist George Catlin first traveled … Continue reading Excerpt: The Dakota Sioux Experience
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 The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey by Amanda Ottaway. About the Book: Unlike the stories of most … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Rebounders!
Books Modern Conservative Judaism Elliot N. Dorff Cover story in the Jewish Journal: “The lesson that we learn in Dorff’s important book… is that respect, tolerance and inclusiveness are a crucial measure of what makes a movement Jewishly authentic.” Not … Continue reading News and Reviews
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in March. Anna Weir: I’ve been reading through Randon Billings Noble’s haunted and … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Haunting Essays, Faulty Helmets, and other March Books
Books in the Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight series provide a popular history of spaceflight from the rocket scientists of the 1930s to today, focusing on the lives of astronauts, cosmonauts, technicians, scientists, and their families. These books place equal … Continue reading Series Update: Outward Odyssey
The following is an excerpt from Of One Mind and Of One Government: The Rise and Fall of the Creek Nation in the Early Republic by Kevin Kokomoor. From the Introduction At the beginning of the nineteenth century a political Creek … Continue reading Excerpt: Of One Mind and Of One Government