Tag Archives: Great Plains

November 15

Discover the Great Plains book launch

  Published in cooperation with the Center for Great Plains Studies, the Discover the Great Plains is a series of concise introductions to the natural wonders, diverse cultures, history, and contemporary life of the Great Plains, written for a general audience. The Center for Great Plains Studies is a research and outreach center of the […]

November 10

News and Reviews

BOOKS   Present at the Creation Upton Bell, with Ron Borges Shout-out from Peter King in Sports Illustrated: “Present at the Creation is on my night table, and should be on yours if you’re a football history buff.”   The Other Exchange Denys Van Renen Review in the Review of English Studies: “Van Renen’s study is a welcome […]

November 09

EXCERPT: Thinking Continental

The following collection of excerpts are from Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time, edited by Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall, and O. Alan Weltzien (November 2017). In recent years, talking about the environment has required the insights not only of scientists but also of poets, humanists, and social scientists. Combining essays, […]

September 21

South Dakota Festival of Books preview

Anna Weir is a highly-caffeinated publicist at UNP. School is back in session, pumpkin spice lattes have returned, and the South Dakota Humanities Council is once again celebrating Great Plains literature with the South Dakota Festival of Books. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m off to Deadwood today to represent UNP’s books […]

May 03

Reading List: Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

We’ve got all your beach/road trip/park/picnic/pool/inside-with-AC reading needs covered with our Summer Reading Sale! The following books (and many more) are available for thirty percent off, now through July 14.  Great Plains Geology by R.F. Diffendal Jr. Describes the distinct features of fifty-seven geologic sites, including fascinating places such as Raton Pass in Colorado and New Mexico, the […]

February 02

The Director Dish

On January 25, 2017, UNP author Paul Johnsgard was honored by the Center for Great Plains Studies with a lifetime achievement award. Johnsgard, professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska, has authored eighty-five books (I apparently missed a couple dozen when counting them up), twenty-five with the University of Nebraska Press. A much recognized and […]

January 06

News and Reviews

Books   Great Plains Indians by David J. Wishart Reviewed in the Omaha World-Herald:  “This new book is another noteworthy contribution to Great Plains knowledge by this respected Nebraska scholar.” Amiable Scoundrel by Paul Kahan Listed as a “must-read” by Penn Live. Jews and Genes edited by Elliot N. Dorff and Laurie Zoloth Reviewed in Reading Religion: “All […]

November 14

75 Significant Books, Part Nine

As the largest and most diversified press between Chicago and California, the University of Nebraska Press is best known for publishing works in Native studies, history, sports, anthropology, geography, American studies, and creative works. In celebration of the press’s seventy-fifth anniversary, the staff has selected seventy-five of the four thousand books UNP has published since 1941 to represent what is most distinctive […]

October 06

Heartland Fall Forum 2016

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP. She is “that person” who brings her current craft-in-progress on flights. Just a few short weeks after the South Dakota Festival of Books (at which I gained a renewed respect for Great Plains literature and a most excellent coffee mug), I’m off to the Mini-Apple (Minneapolis, Minnesota) for […]

September 30

News and Reviews

Books The Turtle’s Beating Heart by Denise Low Praise from Kirkus Reviews: “An engagingly written mix of research, reportage, and memoir, infused with the passion of discovery.” Great Plains Indians by David J. Wishart Review in the Lincoln Journal Star: “So how does Wishart tell a 13,000-year-long story in a 150-plus-page book? Of necessity, he […]