Tag Archives: authors

August 18

News and Reviews

Books Crude Nation Raul Gallegos Book mentioned in the New York Times: “Gallegos provides crucial background for the country’s present situation, and also offers a solution for fixing the country’s economy and helping it re-enter the global energy industry.”   Perla Frédéric Brun Translated by Sarah Gendron and Jennifer Vanderheyden Review from Publishers Weekly: “…there is […]

August 17

From the Desk of Gregory D. Smithers: The Fragility of American Whiteness

The following contribution comes from Gregory D. Smithers, author of Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780–1940, Revised Edition (Nebraska, 2017). He is an associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Fragility of American Whiteness The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, are a sad reminder of how racism, sexism, and misogyny are far from […]

August 11

Happy Book Birthday to Le Football!

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 Le Football: A History of American Football in France (Nebraska, 2016) by Russ Crawford! Crawford is is an associate professor of history at Ohio Northern University. He is the author of The Use of Sports to Promote the […]

August 10

From the Desk of Steven I. Levine: Russian Lessons

The following contribution comes from Steven I. Levine, translator of Russia’s Dead End: An Insider’s Testimony from Gorbachev to Putin (August 2017) by Andrei A. Kovalev. Levine a retired professor of politics and history, is the coauthor of Mao: The Real Story and Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam. Andrei A. Kovalev’s Russia’s Dead End: […]

August 04

News and Reviews

Books Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo Starred review from Booklist: “If Willa Cather and Cormac McCarthy had a love child, she would be a writer such as Fraterrigo, whose imagery is equally evocative and unforgiving and whose characters are every bit as anguished and forlorn.”   Solomon D. Butcher John E. Carter Review essay in the Paris Review: […]

August 02

From the Desk of Katherine Ellinghaus

Katherine Ellinghaus has a Hansen Lectureship in History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Taking Assimilation to Heart: Marriages of White Women and Indigenous Men in Australia and the United States, 1887–1937 (Nebraska, 2006) and coeditor of Historicising Whiteness: Transnational Perspectives on the Construction of Identity. Her new book, Blood […]

July 31

From the Desk of Andrew M. Homan: In Froome We Trust?

The following contribution comes from Andrew M. Homan, author of Iron Mac: The Legend of Roughhouse Cyclist Reggie McNamara (Nebraska, 2016). Homan is also the author of Life in the Slipstream: The Legend of Bobby Walthour Sr. (Potomac Books, 2011). His writing has appeared in several cycling magazines, including Cycle Sport, Peloton, Ride Cycling Review, Road Bike Action, and VeloNews. The vibrant beauty of […]

July 28

What We’re Reading

July Staff Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried.   My Name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout “I will begin reading it for my book club’s August selection. I’ll let you […]

July 24

Happy Book Birthday to JewAsian!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews by Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt (Nebraska, 2016). Helen Kiyong Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Whitman College. Her husband Noah Samuel […]

July 21

News and Reviews

Books Vice Capades Mark Stein Review in Inside Higher Ed: “There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”   Saving One’s Own Mordecai Paldiel Review essay […]