Tag Archives: memoir

October 06

Publicist Picks: Native Voices, Diplomatic Memoirs, and other December Books

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 readers. The books in this discussion will be published in December. Anna Weir: During the South Dakota Festival […]

September 29

News and Reviews

Books   How We Won & Lost the War In Afghanistan Douglas Grindle Praise from Publishers Weekly: “This is a well-told story and a must-read for those who want to understand the obstacles to success in Afghanistan.”   The Heart of Torah Rabbi Shai Held Feature in Times of Israel: “Rabbi Held’s own love of Torah animates […]

September 20

Reading List: Vietnam

The epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten part, 18-hour documentary series The Vietnam War is visceral, immersive, and revelatory. Airing on PBS and available through desktop and mobile streaming apps, the series is engaging audiences and sparking important conversations about governments […]

August 25

What We’re Reading

August 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.   The Simple Art of Murder Raymond Chandler “This collection is worth it for Chandler’s introduction alone. And the stories are […]

August 23

Reading List: Books in Translation

Over the years, we’ve published nearly 400 books in translation. Some are quite well-known, like UNL professor Jordan Stump’s translation of Out of the Dark by Nobel Prize-winning French author Patrick Modiano. But the University of Nebraska Press has a rich backlist of diverse translations, from Ancient Greek plays to turn-of-the-century science fiction. We invite you to […]

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 […]