From the Desk of Jonathan Greenspan: California’s Early History

Jonathan Greenspan is the son of Sophie Greenspan (1906-1990), who was the first English-language broadcaster for the underground Voice of Israel and author of Westward with Fremont and Masada Will Not Fall Again, both now available in paperback editions. Solomon … Continue reading From the Desk of Jonathan Greenspan: California’s Early History

From the Desk of Julija Šukys: The Anxiety of Publishing Family Stories

Julija Šukys is an associate professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė (Nebraska, 2012) and Silence Is Death: The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout (Nebraska, 2007). Her book Siberian Exile: Blood, … Continue reading From the Desk of Julija Šukys: The Anxiety of Publishing Family Stories

From the Desk of Judy Kem: Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern France

Judy Kem is a professor of French at Wake Forest University. She is editor or author of three books in French studies, including Pathologies of Love: Medicine and the Woman Question in Early Modern France (Nebraska, 2019). Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern … Continue reading From the Desk of Judy Kem: Fatal Lovesickness in Early Modern France

From the Desk of Marilyn Irvin Holt: Writers are People Too

Marilyn Irvin Holt is an independent historian and writer. She is the author of several books, including Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890–1930 (Nebraska, 2006), The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America (Nebraska, 1992), and her latest, Nebraska during the New Deal: The … Continue reading From the Desk of Marilyn Irvin Holt: Writers are People Too

From the Desk of Sonja Livingston: On Inclining the Ear of the Heart

Sonja Livingston is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her newest book, The Virgin of Prince Street (Nebraska, 2019), she is also the award-winning author of Ghostbread, Ladies Night at the Dreamland, and Queen of the … Continue reading From the Desk of Sonja Livingston: On Inclining the Ear of the Heart

From the Desk of Robert Aquinas McNally: California’s Genocide Steps into the Light

Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books, 2017), which won a 2018 Commonwealth Club of California gold medal for the year’s best book on California. … Continue reading From the Desk of Robert Aquinas McNally: California’s Genocide Steps into the Light

From the Desk of B.J. Hollars: Unravelling The Midwest’s Strangest Stories

B. J. Hollars is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders, Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds (Nebraska, 2017), and From the Mouths of Dogs: What … Continue reading From the Desk of B.J. Hollars: Unravelling The Midwest’s Strangest Stories