Tag Archives: Nebraska

September 25

From the Desk of Bob Hall: National Comic Book Day

Bob Hall is a professional artist who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics and drawn some of the most famous comic heroes of all time, including Batman, Spiderman, Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers.  “National Comic Book Day!” I knew that day would come. I’ve known it for the forty years I have worked […]

August 18

News and Reviews

Books Crude Nation Raul Gallegos Book mentioned in the New York Times: “Gallegos provides crucial background for the country’s present situation, and also offers a solution for fixing the country’s economy and helping it re-enter the global energy industry.”   Perla Frédéric Brun Translated by Sarah Gendron and Jennifer Vanderheyden Review from Publishers Weekly: “…there is […]

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 03

Publicist Picks: Breast Milk Sharing, Theme Parks, and other September 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 September. Tayler Lord: It’s officially Fall 2017! Even though it’s still […]

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, […]

June 01

Publicist Picks: Willa Cather, Space Stations, and other August Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with next season’s galleys. 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 August. Anna Weir: From Monday Night Football to Superbowl Sundays, football is a […]

May 01

From the desk of Amy Forss: A Triple Scoop of Mildred D. Brown

The following is a post from Amy Helene Forss, author of Black Print with a White Carnation Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989 (Nebraska, 2014). Forss has a PhD in African American history and teaches at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been blogging about her experience turning her book into […]

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 14

The Marketeers Club: Books We Love

This Valentine’s Day, UNP’s Marketeers are talking about some favorite backlist books we love. Which ones have you read?    Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard by Fen Shen “I love this book because the author’s escape from China is riveting. I think I read the second half in one sitting because I couldn’t […]