Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, NetGalley ratings, and more! This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers (Nebraska, 2016) by Michael Fallon! Fallon is a writer … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Dodgerland!
The following is an excerpt from Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey (Nebraska, 2017) by Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell. Ila Jane Borders is the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game. She has been honored twice at … Continue reading Excerpt: Making My Pitch
The following contribution comes from Michael Fallon, author of Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977–78 Dodgers (Nebraska 2016). Growing up in Southern California, I never understood the fuss about spring training. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve long loved baseball. Between 1974, when … Continue reading From the Desk of Michael Fallon: Finding My Way to Spring Training
We love to hear what our readers have to say about our books! Check out these comments from readers on Amazon and Goodreads. “Remember Peckinpah’s western ‘The Wild Bunch’ debuted in theaters the same year (1969) as ‘The Brady Bunch’ … Continue reading A Word From Our Readers
Books Flock Together by B. J. Hollars Praise from the Colorado Review: “…Hollars marries scientific rigor with wide-eyed wonder, letting readers enjoy both his command of and joy in his subject.” George McGovern & the Democratic Insurgents by Hal Elliot … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers (June 2016) by Michael Fallon. Chapter 6: We Were All Rookies Again I can’t believe they’re paying me to do this. —Tommy Lasorda, spring training, 1977 By … Continue reading Excerpt: Dodgerland
It’s Opening Day and we’re saying “PLAY BALL!” Celebrate the new season with a selection of UNP’s baseball books. Greatness in the Shadows by Douglas M. Branson The Black Prince of Baseball by Donald Dewey and Nicholas Acocella Dodgerland by Michael Fallon (June 2016) … Continue reading Reading List: Opening Day
Below are some people who read and loved our books. What have you been reading? The Sinking of the Laconia and the U-Boat War By James P. Duffy Strategy Page review: “An excellent look at the history of the U-boat war, The Sinking of the Laconia will prove reward reading for anyone interested in the Second World War or submarine operations.” The Pat Boone Fan Club By Sue Silverman Flavorwire review: “The fearless Jewish memoirist muses on identity, tracing her obsession with squeaky-clean pop icon Pat Boone as an escape from childhood abuse.” Read an excerpt from the … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS