Greg Larson is an editor, stand-up comedian, and author of the newly released book Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir (Nebraska, 2021). He spent two years as a clubhouse attendant for Cal Ripken Jr.’s Aberdeen IronBirds, the short-season single-A affiliate for … Continue reading From the Desk of Greg Larson: A Cub and His Cubs
Books Bouton Mitchell Nathanson Recommended by the New York Times: “Nathanson moves crisply through the deep back story, though he knows a good detail when he sees one. An ancestor bayoneted by an English infantryman at the Battle of Bunker … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books The Wax Pack Brad Balukjian Featured in the New York Times: “Brad Balukjian tore open a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards, chewed the stale, brittle bubblegum and then planned a road trip most sports fans could only dream … Continue reading News and Reviews
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to When the Crowd Didn’t Roar by Kevin Cowherd (Nebraska, 2019). About the Book: The date is April 29, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to When the Crowd Didn’t Roar!
The following is an accumulation of 2019 publicity thoughts from Anna Weir, Jackson Adams, and Rosemary Sekora. Well, 2019 was a rocking year for the University of Nebraska Press. Throughout the year, our books and authors were highlighted in national … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Best of 2019
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to African American Officers in Liberia: A Pestiferous Rotation, 1910–1942 (Potomac Books, 2018) by Brian G. Shellum. About the Book: African … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to African American Officers in Liberia
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This June we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Amy Essington’s The Integration of the Pacific Coast League! About the Book: While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Integration of the Pacific Coast League!
The following is an excerpt from Here’s the Pitch: The Amazing, True, New, and Improved Story of Baseball and Advertising by Roberta J. Newman (March 2019) . From Chapter 5: Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet . . . and Beer, Cigarettes, … Continue reading Excerpt: Here’s the Pitch
On January 31, Jackie Robinson would have turned 100 years old. The New York Times published a feature celebrating his life in 100 photos. One of the photographs shows Robinson (center) with fellow UCLA stars Woody Strode (left) and Kenny Washington … Continue reading Black History Month: Jackie Robinson
Books Better Times: Short Stories Sara Batkie Review from the New York Times Book Review: “Batkie’s stories shrewdly commingle the hopeless and the hopeful.” The Spanish Craze: America’s Fascination with the Hispanic World, 1779–1939 Richard L. Kagan Review from Kirkus: “Interesting … Continue reading News and Reviews