David Naze is the dean of academic excellence and support at Joliet Junior College. His book Reclaiming 42: Public Memory and the Reframing of Jackie Robinson’s Radical Legacy is available now. What Would Jackie Robinson Think? In April 2019, Chicago White … Continue reading From the Desk of David Naze: What Would Jackie Robinson Think?
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 The Black Bruins by James W. Johnson (Nebraska, 2018). About the Book: The Black Bruins chronicles the inspirational lives of … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Black Bruins!
On January 31, Jackie Robinson would have turned 100 years old. The New York Times published a feature celebrating his life in 100 photos. One of the photographs shows Robinson (center) with fellow UCLA stars Woody Strode (left) and Kenny Washington … Continue reading Black History Month: Jackie Robinson
The following is from James W. Johnson, author of The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA’S Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett (February 2018). Johnson is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Great … Continue reading From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are sharing a few books that highlight the Civil Rights movement in America and across the world. You can find more Civil Rights titles here. Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: … Continue reading Reading List: Civil Rights
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or the much-awaited fall weather, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Early Modern Culture, Quilting, and Other Early 2018 Books
Erica Corwin is the University of Nebraska Press’s Electronic Marketing Coordinator. I don’t know why it happened (it might have something to do with my age or maybe it coincided with my first NPR contribution) but at some point I … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: A Diamond Documentary
Books Walk of Ages by Jim Reisler Review from the Sports Literature Association: “Jim Reisler, author of eight baseball books, which explains the many analogies the author makes to the boys of summer, brings this fascinating character to life on the pages of Walk of Ages. . . Reisler described Weston as an everyman, a rock star and a happening all rolled into one incredible human being.” Busy in the Cause by Lowell J. Soike From Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains Vol 38 No 1: “Soike’s portraits of the remarkable young men who followed Brown . . … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS