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

Reading List: Nebraska Book Festival

The Nebraska Book Festival is tomorrow at the University of Nebraska Omaha Weitz Community Engagement Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The festival is free and open to the public. UNP will be displaying a number of books with a Nebraska topic or Nebraska author. Here are a few notable Nebraska books to add to your shelf. The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut Nebraska native Clayton Anderson’s memoir chronicling his quest to become an astronaut.                     The Naked Mountaineer: Misadventures of an Alpine Traveler Creighton University law professor Steve Seiberson recounts a series of global … Continue reading Reading List: Nebraska Book Festival