Tag Archives: authors

December 11

From the Desk of Michael K. Bess: Paths for Openness, Exchange, and Understanding

The following contribution comes from Michael K. Bess, author of Routes of Compromise Building Roads and Shaping the Nation in Mexico, 1917-1952 (December 2017). Bess teaches history at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico.  As a youth, I became involved with serving the Spanish-speaking immigrant community where we lived thanks to my mom, who […]

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 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 16

From the Desk of Grant Hayter-Menzies: The Familiar Compassion of Dorothy Brooke

The following contribution comes from Grant Hayter-Menzies, author of Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo’s Lost War Horses (November 2017). Hayter-Menzies is the author of several books, including From Stray Dog to World War I Hero: The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division (Potomac Books, 2015) and Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton. Almost until the day […]

November 13

From the Desk of Hal Elliott Wert: More Political Posters Discovered

The following contribution comes from Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor of history at the Kansas City Art Institute.  New Political Poster Finds First, let me thank all of you that have purchased a copy of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents or those who have had […]

November 10

University Press Week: Introducing Lincoln’s Most Passionate Reader

Today is the last blog tour day of the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Today UNP has invited Pat Leach, Library Director of Lincoln City Libraries, to write on the theme of “Libraries and Librarians helping us all #LookItUP.” In honor of University Press Week, I’m shining a spotlight […]

November 09

EXCERPT: Thinking Continental

The following collection of excerpts are from Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time, edited by Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall, and O. Alan Weltzien (November 2017). In recent years, talking about the environment has required the insights not only of scientists but also of poets, humanists, and social scientists. Combining essays, […]

November 07

From the Desk of Steve Currier: Signing with the Seals

The following contribution comes from Steve Currier, author of The California Golden Seals: A Tale of White Skates, Red Ink, and One of the NHL’s Most Outlandish Teams (November 2017). Currier is a hockey historian and member of the Society for International Hockey Research. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, is a proud member of the Seals […]