The following is an excerpt from Practiced Citizenship: Women, Gender, and the State in Modern France (January 2019) edited by Nimisha Barton and Richard S. Hopkins. For over fifty years, scholars have grappled with the model of citizenship first forwarded by the … Continue reading Excerpt: Practiced Citizenship
Books Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing Roger Gilles Feature in the Guardian: “Gilles’s book is a window into a virtually unknown time in women’s sports, and it’s important because it adds to the history of female … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet: A Memoir Kim Adrian Praise from Shelf Awareness: “The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet is a feat on many levels. Adrian tells a harrowing story, surprisingly redeemed by her own sweet family, but in many ways … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from American Colossus: Big Bill Tilden and the Creation of Modern Tennis (March 2018) by Allen M. Hornblum. From Chapter 1: “A Game of Society” There is no sensation in the sporting world so thoroughly enjoyable … Continue reading Excerpt: American Colossus
The following excerpt is from Paradise Destroyed: Catastrophe and Citizenship in the French Caribbean by Christopher M. Church (December 2017). Introduction: Colonialism, Catastrophe, and National Integration At five-thirty in the morning on 3 May 1902, the young schoolteacher Roger Portel awoke to … Continue reading Excerpt: Paradise Destroyed
The following is by Anne O’Neil-Henry, author of Mastering the Marketplace: Popular Literature in Nineteenth-Century France (December 2017). O’Neil-Henry is an assistant professor of French at Georgetown University. While completing the third chapter of my book, Mastering the Marketplace: Popular Literature in … Continue reading From the Desk of Anne O’Neil-Henry: Serial Stories, Then and Now
The following contribution comes from Richard C. Parks, author of Medical Imperialism of French North Africa: Regenerating the Jewish Community of Colonial Tunis (October 2017). Parks is an academic specialist in the history of science and medicine at Michigan State University. “Us” vs. … Continue reading From the Desk of Richard C. Parks: Us vs. Them
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: Family Secrets, A Provençal Murder, and Other October Books
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 Le Football: A History of American Football in France (Nebraska, 2016) by Russ Crawford! Crawford is is an associate professor of history … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Le Football!
The following contribution comes from Andrew M. Homan, author of Iron Mac: The Legend of Roughhouse Cyclist Reggie McNamara (Nebraska, 2016). Homan is also the author of Life in the Slipstream: The Legend of Bobby Walthour Sr. (Potomac Books, 2011). His writing has appeared … Continue reading From the Desk of Andrew M. Homan: In Froome We Trust?