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Books Falafel Nation By Yael Raviv Applause from the Kirkus Reviews: “What’s in a falafel? By the lights of food-studies and nutrition adjunct professor Raviv, it’s not just chickpeas and pita bread, but also identity . . . The author is particularly good on pressing the point that such cuisines are seldom fixed but instead constantly adapt as new groups enter and as time changes.” The Heart of the Matter By Arthur Green Recommendation from CHOICE: “The why rather than the how of practicing Judaism is the central focus that draws together this collection of literary essays . . . Green engages with the intricacies of Kabbalah, Hasidic masters, classical … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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BOOKS Return to Zion by Eric Gartman Thumbs-up from the Kirkus Reviews: “A thorough, proficient overview that quietly hums a pro-Jewish tune.” Cheated by Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham A review from CHOICE: “…the authors meticulously lay out the patterns of systemic corruption and lack of institutional control.  This book should be required reading for everyone, both those on campus and fans in the stands or in front of their flat-screens.” Sharing Our Knowledge Edited by Sergei Kan with Steve Henrikson Recommendation from CHOICE: “Typically, the more interesting a book is, the more tangents are available to readers.  This book sent this … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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Books In Cold Storage by James W. Hewitt Review from Federal Trial Judge blog Hercules and the Umpire: “What makes the book sing is the writing. The reader is patiently told of the facts with the skill of the best newspaper writer. We learn the texture and the feel of the place and the people. The official story is told, and then deconstructed with the scalpel of an experienced lawyer.” From the Mouths of Dogs by B. J. Hollars From Kirkus Reviews: “An honest, heartwarming choice for animal lovers.” The Battle for Paradise by Jeremy Evans Also from Kirkus Reviews: “Evans … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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Cheated By Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham Bloomberg Business review “A definitive insider’s account of the fake-classes scandal at basketball powerhouse University of North Carolina has hit the real and virtual book shelves. Those who care about the soul—and economics—of the $16 billion-a-year college sports industry should clear their reading calendar for Cheated.”       The Colonel and Hug By Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz Kirkus starred review “The book is not only a thorough dual biography; it is also a lucid, well-written reminder of why we love baseball. ‘Baseball never operates in a vacuum,’ write the authors, and … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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Mover and Shaker By Andy McCue 2015 SABR Seymour Medal winner “McCue’s book, the result of years of research, benefits from a wide-ranging number of resources. It is sure to be the primary reference regarding O’Malley.”     Tales from the Deadball Era By Mark S. Halfon SLA Baseball Caucus Readers’ Choice Award winner “Mark’s book captures the first twenty years of the 20th century in baseball writing that only a few authors have ever come close in telling.”   Manassas By Ethan S. Rafuse The Civil War Monitor review “Manassas’s format is a model of perfection. Directions are clear … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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Below are some people who have read and loved our books. Do you have a favorite UNP book?   Wild Idea By Dan O’Brien Kirkus review: “This is a deeply humane book that looks at ranching as a sustainable enterprise, a way of life more than an economic engine…There may be plenty of disappointments out on the Plains, but this book is not one of them.” Read an excerpt from the book.     The Wheeling Year By Ted Kooser Basalt review: “His poems and this book of prose have arrived at just the right time, when we all need the reminder to lay down our … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS