James E. Potter, 1945-2016

UNP author James E. Potter passed away last weekend at the age of seventy. Potter worked for nearly forty-nine years as a state archivist and senior research historian at the Nebraska State Historical Society. He was also the book review editor for Nebraska History, where he reviewed a number of UNP books. We are proud to have published Potter’s book Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867 (Bison Books, 2013), the first book to fully explore Nebraska’s involvement in the Civil War and the war’s role in Nebraska’s evolution from territory to thirty-seventh state on March … Continue reading James E. Potter, 1945-2016


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