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


Below are some people who read and loved our books. What have you been reading? The Sinking of the Laconia and the U-Boat War By James P. Duffy Strategy Page review: “An excellent look at the history of the U-boat war, The Sinking of the Laconia will prove reward reading for anyone interested in the Second World War or submarine operations.”         The Pat Boone Fan Club By Sue Silverman Flavorwire review: “The fearless Jewish memoirist muses on identity, tracing her obsession with squeaky-clean pop icon Pat Boone as an escape from childhood abuse.” Read an excerpt from the … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS