James H. Johnston is a lawyer, writer, and historian in Washington, DC. His latest book is Murder, Inc.: The CIA under John F. Kenney (Potomac Books, 2019). Moses “Moe” Aleman passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. … Continue reading From the Desk of James H. Johnston: Remembering Moses Aleman
The following is an excerpt from The Grass Shall Grow: Helen Post Photographs and the Native American West by Mick Gidley (February). Dialogic Power In 1829 newspapers carried accounts of a speech attributed to the Muskogee leader Speckled Snake in … Continue reading Excerpt: The Grass Shall Grow
The following books are now available. Basket Diplomacy: Leadership, Alliance-Building, and Resilience among the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, 1884-1984 This history reveals how the Coushatta people made the Bayou Blue settlement their home by embedding themselves into the area’s cultural, … Continue reading New in Native Studies This Month
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a couple upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in February. Jackson Adams: For a lot of people who aren’t avid … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Race, Tennis, and Native Photography
Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College and author of several books, including Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. Perceiving Past and Present How do historians perceive the past? For John … Continue reading From the Desk of Char Miller: Perceiving Past and Present
Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences … Continue reading Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?
Books Vice Capades Mark Stein Review in Inside Higher Ed: “There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal … Continue reading News and Reviews
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico (Bison Books, 2016), Edited by Benjamin Klein. Benjamin … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Irwin Klein and the New Settlers!
March Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried. Vanished Arizona Martha Summerhayes “I was at … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Awards R*dskins by C. Richard King Winner in the Trade Typographic category at the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal show (Designer: Nathan Putens) One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist by Dustin M. Hoffman Winner in the Jackets and Covers category at the AAUP Book, … Continue reading News and Reviews