Tag Archives: memoir

August 14

Publicist Picks: Family Secrets, A Provençal Murder, and Other October Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or caffeinated beverages, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in October. Anna Weir: My first pick is the latest book from […]

August 09

Excerpt: Upstairs at the Roosevelts’

The following has been excerpted from Upstairs at the Roosevelts’: Growing Up with Franklin and Eleanor (July 2017).  Chapter 1: My Twelve Years in the White House The question most frequently asked of me is, “What was life like in the White House?” A response saying that it was “wonderful, fantastic, unforgettable and yet a disaster” only provokes […]

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 […]

July 28

What We’re Reading

July Staff Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried.   My Name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout “I will begin reading it for my book club’s August selection. I’ll let you […]

July 21

News and Reviews

Books Vice Capades Mark Stein Review in Inside Higher Ed: “There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”   Saving One’s Own Mordecai Paldiel Review essay […]

July 19

Reading List: Creative Writing

Whether you’re using your summer months to make a dent in that writing project or looking for some inspiration or guidance, this list is sure to get your creative juices flowing.   Black Jesus and Other Superheroes (September 2017) Venita Blackburn Winner of this year’s Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, this short story collection follows […]

July 06

EXCERPT: American English, Italian Chocolate

The following has been excerpted from American English, Italian Chocolate: Small Subjects of Great Importance by Rick Bailey (July 2017).   Flip-Flops and the Leaning Tower of Pisa   . . . Clogs and I were not made for each other. I kept falling off of them. “I can’t walk on these things,” I said to my […]

June 23

News and Reviews

Books The Cruft of Fiction David Letzler Praise from Heradas Review:  “It’s all very well illustrated and argued, and the sections covering the handful of novels discussed that I haven’t read, were often more interesting to me than the ones covering the novels that I have. I’ve always thought that good non-fiction books should introduce the […]

June 08

The Marketeers Club: BookExpo & BookCon

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP. Her new last name will soon be Sekora and her husband is a huge Boy Meets World fan. The University of Nebraska Press is no stranger to BookExpo (formerly BookExpo America) held in the great city of New York. Every year we display our newest books to the […]