From the Desk of Thomas Wolf: Starting with a Convict, Compassion, and the Cubs

Thomas Wolf has written numerous articles on baseball history and is the coauthor of Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland. The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932 is now available. On … Continue reading From the Desk of Thomas Wolf: Starting with a Convict, Compassion, and the Cubs

Robert Fitts at Home: On Writing and Japanese Baseball History

Robert Fitts is the author of Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer (Nebraska, 2015), Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Baseball (Nebraska, 2008), and Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan (Nebraska, 2012), winner … Continue reading Robert Fitts at Home: On Writing and Japanese Baseball History

Publicist Picks: Courtroom Dramas, Prairie Socialism, and Other April Books

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