Book Disparates Review in Lit Pub: “If you love the personal essay, or are open to learning to love it, the freewheeling, luminous, disparate Patrick Madden is well worth the time.” Bad Tourist Review in Tahoe Mountain News: “Raw and … Continue reading News and Reviews
John E. Schmitz is a professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College–Annandale. His book, Enemies Among Us (Nebraska, 2021), is new this month. William Faulkner is often quoted by historians for saying “history is not was, it is.” For me … Continue reading From the Desk of John E. Schmitz: Enemies Among Us
Books The Snatch Racket: The Kidnapping Epidemic that Terrorized 1930s America Review in the Wall Street Journal: “In The Snatch Racket, Carolyn Cox, a veteran Washington lawyer and law professor, reanimates this intriguing slice of American life. Crisp, zesty and … Continue reading News and Reviews
UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried. “I’m currently re-reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I love dystopian … Continue reading February Staff Reading List
Books Mahagony: A Novel Starred review in Publishers Weekly: “Glissant (1928–2011) is as comprehensive as he is unconcerned with the encumbrance of linearity, and has found the perfect form to explore the inescapable and reverberating legacies of colonialism. This is … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel Praise from the Jerusalem Report: “As a history, The Star and the Scepter delivers a matter-of-fact account of Jewry’s international relations; it concerns itself with praxis, not theory (and … Continue reading News and Reviews
UNP Staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried. Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary … Continue reading September Staff Reading List
Mark Stein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He is the author of several books, including The Presidential Fringe: Questing and Jesting for the Oval Office (Potomac Books, 2020) and How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times best seller and … Continue reading Kanye West’s Brief Quest for President: A Meaningful Jest?
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
The following is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas City Art Institute. Posters Galore, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again! You have likely … Continue reading From the Desk of Hal Elliot Wert: Posters Galore, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again!