Mark Spitzer is an associate professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America’s Most Misunderstood Fish and Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West (Nebraska, … Continue reading Where in the Monster-Fish World Is Mark Spitzer?
Founded in 1965, the Western Literature Association is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present. Scholars, artists, environmentalists, and community leaders who value the West’s … Continue reading 2018 WLA Preview
Rosemary Sekora is the publicity manager at UNP. Today she shares her thoughts on a couple upcoming titles she’s particularly excited about as a reader since the rest of the publicity team is attending the South Dakota Festival of Books. The books … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Women’s Bicycle Racing and Three-Minute Essays
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
Michael Dax is the author of Grizzly West: A Failed Attempt to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears in the Mountain West (Nebraska, 2015). He lives and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Last summer, in its second attempt since 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue reading From the Desk of Michael Dax: What Yellowstone delisting means for Bitterroot Grizzlies
Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences … Continue reading Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?
Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. OAH’s annual conference this year is in Sacramento, California, on April 12-14. Editor-in-Chief Alisa Plant will be there representing … Continue reading OAH preview
The following books are now available in paperback editions. Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia By Ann McGrath “McGrath simultaneously … Continue reading Now in paperback
The following is an excerpt from Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds by B. J. Hollars (Nebraska, 2017). Hollars is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. From Chapter 8: The Christmas Count On … Continue reading Excerpt: The Christmas Count
Wondering what to get for your book-loving family and friends? Browse our backlist to and find the perfect gift to compliment every personality and interest. (And our gift to you is thirty percent off your entire book order with our … Continue reading Reading List: Holiday Gift Guide