Mark Stein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He is the author of several books, including The Presidential Fringe: Questing and Jesting for the Oval Office (Potomac Books, 2020) and How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times best seller and … Continue reading Kanye West’s Brief Quest for President: A Meaningful Jest?
The Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza has escalated in recent weeks, with a level of violence not seen since the 2014 Gaza War. In the following excerpt from her revised and updated edition of Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizraḥi … Continue reading Excerpt: Wrapped in the Flag of Israel
The following is by Jim Thatcher, an editor of Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research (April 2018). Thatcher is an assistant professor of geography at the University of Washington Tacoma. The past couple of weeks have seen a variety of … Continue reading From the Desk of Jim Thatcher: Your Data Is You, But It’s Not Your Own
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 Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela (Potomac Books, 2016) by Raúl Gallegos! Gallegos, a senior analyst for the consulting firm Control … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Crude Nation!
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or caffeinated beverages, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Equine Soldiers, A Gilded Age Campaign, and other November Books
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: … Continue reading From the Desk of Steven I. Levine: Russian Lessons