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?
Books American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Listed as “New and Noteworthy” in The New York Times Book Review. Rival Gardens Connie Wanek Praise from Rain Taxi Review: “It takes remarkable restraint to refine language so it is this transparent … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following has been excerpted from The Cult of the Modern: Trans-Mediterranean France and the Construction of French Modernity by Gavin Murray-Miller (Nebraska, 2017). From Chapter 5: Old Ends and New Means During the month of February 1853, the lawyer and … Continue reading EXCERPT: The Cult of the Modern
There are few things more comforting on a snowy March day than a warm home filled with good, hot food. Here are a few books to jump start some kitchen inspirations. At Mesa’s Edge Cooking and Ranching in Colorado’s North … Continue reading Reading List: Good Home Cookin’
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with paper coffee cups. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion … Continue reading Publicist Picks: May Books
Philosopher Tzvetan Todorov passed away last week in Paris, at the age of seventy-seven. Todorov was a humanist philosopher whose work often considered the “other” in history, politics, and life. In Life in Common (Nebraska 2001), Todorov develops a compelling vision of the self as … Continue reading Tzvetan Todorov, 1939-2017
This Valentine’s Day, UNP’s Marketeers are talking about some favorite backlist books we love. Which ones have you read? Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard by Fen Shen “I love this book because the author’s escape from China … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Books We Love
‘Tis the season for holiday gift guides! Dig into our backlist for perfect books for all the distinct personalities in your family. For your uncle who moonlights as a football historian: The NFL, Year One: The 1970 Season and the Dawn of Modern … Continue reading Reading List: Holiday Gift Guide
The following is an excerpt from Le Football: A History of American Football in France (August 2016) by Russ Crawford. Chapter 8: Lafayette, le football est voilà! In the beginning (of the 1980s) there was Laurent Plegelatte. The American military had played more … Continue reading Excerpt: Le Football