Tag Archives: Chicago

May 17

From the Desks of Curtis Hinsley and David Wilcox: A Confrontation of Understanding

The following contribution is from Curtis M. Hinsley and David R. Wilcox, editors of Coming of Age in Chicago: The 1893 World’s Fair and the Coalescence of American Anthropology (Nebraska, 2016). Hinsley is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of History and Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University. Wilcox is the former head of the anthropology department at the Museum of Northern […]

May 04

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Honors Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame tonight at the Newberry Library. Ron Rapoport, editor and compiler of The Lost Journalism of Ring Larder (Nebraska, 2017), will give the keynote speech, and James Lardner will accept the award on his grandfather’s behalf. Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los […]

November 07

From the Desk of Douglas Branson: What a World Series!

Douglas Branson is the author of Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and Integration of the American League (Nebraska 2016).  He is the W. Edward Sell Chair in Business Law at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a Cleveland Indians fan. I grew up rooting for the Indians, living as I did on a farm […]

September 29

From the desk of John W. Evans: Patton Oswalt’s Conan Appearance

John W. Evans is a Jones Lecturer in creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of Should I Still Wish: A Memoir (February 2017), Young Widower: A Memoir (Nebraska, 2014), winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize; The Consolations, winner of the 2015 Peace Corps Writers Best Poetry Book; and two poetry chapbooks. Like […]

October 20

Reading List: Western History Association

The Western History Association’s 55th annual conference is in Portland, Oregon on October 21-24, 2015. Stop by booths 21 and 23 to find out more about these books and other forthcoming titles from UNP! Featured Books American Antiquities by Terry A. Barnhart Terry A. Barnhart exposes several deeply embedded historiographical problems as he reexamines the origins of American […]

September 25

A Word From Our Readers

We love to hear from our readers. Check out what people are saying on Amazon about some of our most recent titles:     Canoeing the Great Plains by Patrick Dobson “I read Patrick Dobson’s first book, Seldom Seen a few years back. The idea of heading west on I-70 with nothing but a backpack has always […]

June 23

SABR 2015 Convention

The SABR 45 Convention kicks off tomorrow, June 24, in Chicago. This is a time for baseball fans to come together to meet players, managers, analysts, writers and other fans and surround themselves with the history, mechanics, and love of this great American sport. UNP award-winning author Andy McCue will give two panels during the week and other […]

The Marketeers Club: AAUP Residency, Chicago Edition

The last time I was in Chicago, my favorite store was American Girl Place. So when I found out my AAUP residency application was approved I was excited to see the city again, this time without my Samantha but with a new job title and eagerness to learn how the University of Chicago Press varied […]