Tag Archives: Lincoln

August 03

Harvey Perlman on Warren K. Urbom

Harvey Perlman is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, having stepped down after sixteen years of service as Chancellor of the University. Mythology and literature are replete with giants—characters that are physically larger than life. They are often loud of voice, short of temper, seldom astute, and full […]

August 01

Remembering Warren K. Urbom

Warren K. Urbom was a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska since 1970. He passed away Friday, July 28, at the age of 91. His memoir, Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge (Bison Books, 2012), provides the first behind-the-scenes look at what quickly became one of the most […]

June 15

Announcing the Nebraska Book Festival

After a year hiatus, the Nebraska Book Festival will be held on Saturday, July 15, at Antelope Valley’s Union Plaza in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This outdoor, day-long event will feature a hands-on activity with Nebraska 4-H and two performances by the Mesner Puppet Theater of Kansas City. Authors will present, […]

March 16

Reading List: Nebraska 150 Books

This year marks Nebraska’s sesquicentennial—150 years since we were admitted as the 37th state. To celebrate, Nebraska 150 Books has put together a list of the 150 most important books about Nebraska. Today we’re sharing just a few of the noteworthy UNP books that made the list, in addition to our Nebraska 150 book sale.   Black […]

February 20

Reading List: Presidents’ Day

A nonfiction book list for suggested reading this Presidents’ Day.  Affection and Trust is a riveting collection that follows Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post–World War II period who were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives, as they move from an official relationship to one […]

February 01

From the Desk of Brent Rogers: Fit for Self-Governance

The following contribution is by Brent M. Rogers, author of Unpopuar Sovereignty: Mormons and the Federal Management of Early Utah Territory (Nebraska 2017). Rogers is a historian and documentary editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. He is also an instructor of history and religious education at Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Center.    Rhetoric and debate about the fitness […]

November 17

October Book Deals

UNP is excited to announce these forthcoming projects from our team of acquiring editors. All titles listed here are working titles only and are subject to change before publication. The acquiring editor is in parentheses. We look forward to editing, producing, designing, and marketing these books, and working with the authors as we move toward […]

November 03

Announcing our Contest Winners

In a singular opportunity for Nebraska’s budding writers to join the ranks of prestigious, award-winning authors, the University of Nebraska Press (UNP) has published a volume of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry written by Nebraska undergraduate college students and high school seniors. Students were invited to submit their contributions in fiction, memoir, poetry, academic essay, and […]

Excerpt: A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln

The following is an excerpt from A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln, New Edition (Bison Books, 2013) by Alan Boye.  Willa Cather and the Ghost Dog Dale Aiken grew up in a house just down the street from the location of Lincoln’s only known ghost dog. The Aiken house itself—a huge, older home—has had its […]

October 31

Trails of Ghost Stories

The following is a post from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP.  I live in a spooky neighborhood. On fall mornings when I head out for a run with my dog, Blue, the darkness feels overwhelming. And the sounds in the shadows—someone running down the street, automatic sprinklers starting up, the wind rocking a […]