Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a couple upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in April. Jackson Adams: So much of the national political conversation around the Democratic Primary has centered on “electability,” a metric that mostly takes a half-hearted guess at what another, not entirely well-defined person wants to see in a candidate. At best, it often can be used to determine where and how campaigns should spend money and, more often, it’s used as a cudgel, both against candidates and an electorate. What I … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Courtroom Dramas, Prairie Socialism, and Other April Books
Steal some savings on these baseball books! Enter the code 6BAB2 in the promotion code field of your shopping cart to receive 40% off and click “Add Promotion Code.” Offer expires March 31, 2020 and is good for U.S. and Canadian … Continue reading Baseball Sale Begins Today!
Books Apple, Tree Lise Funderburg Review by Pop Matters: “Meaningful discovery and understanding are Funderburg’s intent. Apple, Tree does not attempt to reiterate the Freudian blame posed on the mother or to blindly criticize the family unit. The contributors identify nuance; frequently … Continue reading News and Reviews
Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player by Jeremy Beer is the winner of the 2020 Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal, which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar … Continue reading Congratulations to Jeremy Beer on Two Award Wins!
Former President George H. W. Bush died last Friday at his home in Houston, TX, at the age of 94. His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, died this past April. Before his term as the 41st President of the … Continue reading Remembering President George H. W. Bush
The Miami Book Fair is one of the nation’s finest literary festivals. Evening events began yesterday and will continue throughout this week. On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, … Continue reading Miami Book Fair
The Sweet Spot is an original documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis. According to its website, “The Sweet Spot features stories from people from all walks of life that weave the tapestry of baseball in America. We’re conversing with players, coaches, … Continue reading Now Streaming: Women in baseball
The following has been excerpted from From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War by Jim Leeke (May 2017). From Chapter 7: Work or Fight Nine days after Joe Jackson’s unexpected defection in Philadelphia, Provost Marshal General Enoch … Continue reading EXCERPT: From the Dugouts to the Trenches
The following contribution is from Steve Steinberg, a baseball historian and coauthor with Lyle Spatz of The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees (Nebraska, 2015), research award winner from the Society for American Baseball Research, … Continue reading From the Desk of Steve Steinberg: My Search for Shocker
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with paper coffee cups. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion … Continue reading Publicist Picks: May Books