Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books, 2017), which won a 2018 Commonwealth Club of California’s gold medal for the year’s best book on … Continue reading California Governor Opens the Door on Native Genocide in the State’s Closet and Apologizes
Robert Aquinas McNally is a freelance writer and editor based in Concord, California. He is the author or coauthor of nine nonfiction books, including So Remorseless a Havoc: Of Dolphins, Whales, and Men. His book The Modoc War: A Story of … Continue reading On the Modoc War, a Small Step in the Right Direction
The following is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas City Art … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month through Posters
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 Black Bruins by James W. Johnson (Nebraska, 2018). About the Book: The Black Bruins chronicles the inspirational lives of … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Black Bruins!
The NHL season is well underway and UNP has a few books to keep you company from the regular season to the Stanley Cup Finals. In We Want Fish Sticks (Nebraska, 2018), Nick Hirshon tells colorful story of the rebranding of … Continue reading Reading List: Books for the NHL season
Jackson Adams is a publicist at UNP who wants you to subscribe to your local newspaper. I spent a significant percentage of the first six years of my professional life in courtrooms. I worked as a crime reporter, which meant … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Covering Court and Justice in Plain Sight
Katya Cengel is a freelance writer based in San Luis Obispo, California, and lectures in the Journalism Department of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her new book, Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back, is now … Continue reading From the Desk of Katya Cengel: Telling Refugee Stories
Awards The January Children Safia Elhillo Winner of the George Ellenbogen Poetry Award in the 2018 Arab American Book Awards: “The January Children depicts displacement and longing while also questioning accepted truths about geography, history, nationhood, and home. [. . … Continue reading News and Reviews
Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College and author of several books, including Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. Perceiving Past and Present How do historians perceive the past? For John … Continue reading From the Desk of Char Miller: Perceiving Past and Present
The Commonwealth Club announces the winners of the 87th annual California Book Awards! Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books from … Continue reading Congratulations to Robert A. McNally!