Tag Archives: Nebraska

November 15

Discover the Great Plains book launch

  Published in cooperation with the Center for Great Plains Studies, the Discover the Great Plains is a series of concise introductions to the natural wonders, diverse cultures, history, and contemporary life of the Great Plains, written for a general audience. The Center for Great Plains Studies is a research and outreach center of the […]

November 10

University Press Week: Introducing Lincoln’s Most Passionate Reader

Today is the last blog tour day of the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Today UNP has invited Pat Leach, Library Director of Lincoln City Libraries, to write on the theme of “Libraries and Librarians helping us all #LookItUP.” In honor of University Press Week, I’m shining a spotlight […]

November 06

Carnival of Contagion Book Launch

A reception and book signing for the new educational comic Carnival of Contagion, the latest entry in the World of Viruses series, will be held tomorrow from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Love Library South at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Veteran comics writer and artist Bob Hall will sign copies at the free […]

October 31

The Ghost Run in Lincoln

The following is a post from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP. The first ghost run details may be found here. Just as darkness was settling upon Lincoln, Dawn, Erin, and I headed out for our second annual ghost run, checking out the sites that Alan Boye writes about in his Guide to the […]

October 30

Excerpt: In Cold Storage

The following is an excerpt from In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains (Bison Books, 2015) by James W. Hewitt. Located in the remote and hilly land north and west of Cambridge, Nebraska, in the southwestern quarter of the state is Harry Strunk Lake, a mecca for Nebraska fishermen. The lake, a Bureau of […]

October 27

News and Reviews

Books Saga of Chief Joseph, Bison Classic Edition Helen Addison Howard New Introduction by Nicole Tonkovich Review in Publishers Weekly: “From Joseph’s years as a spiritual leader to the 1877 battle of the Bearpaw Mountains and surrender of the Nez Perce, Howard renders Joseph’s life and times in fine detail. Her storytelling reflects a sharp […]

October 20

A Celebration of Nebraska Books

Tomorrow is the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books at the Nebraska History Museum! Winners of the 2017 Nebraska Book Awards will be honored and the celebration will include readings by some of the winning authors, designers, and illustrators of books with a Nebraska connection published in 2017. This year, UNP is […]

October 03

150 Notable Nebraskans

The Lincoln Journal Star highlighted 150 notable figures in Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood—and many of those important individuals are represented on our backlist.    My Ántonia by Willa Cather My Ántonia is part of Cather’s Prairie Trilogy, which includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark, all available in Bison Books editions.   Black […]

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 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 […]