From the Desk of Patrick S. Washburn: The Importance of Asking “Why”

Patrick S. Washburn is a professor emeritus of the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He is the author or editor of several books, including A Question of Sedition: The Federal Government’s Investigation of the Black Press during World War … Continue reading From the Desk of Patrick S. Washburn: The Importance of Asking “Why”

From the Desk of Thomas Wolf: Starting with a Convict, Compassion, and the Cubs

Thomas Wolf has written numerous articles on baseball history and is the coauthor of Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland. The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932 is now available. On … Continue reading From the Desk of Thomas Wolf: Starting with a Convict, Compassion, and the Cubs

Robert Fitts at Home: On Writing and Japanese Baseball History

Robert Fitts is the author of Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer (Nebraska, 2015), Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Baseball (Nebraska, 2008), and Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan (Nebraska, 2012), winner … Continue reading Robert Fitts at Home: On Writing and Japanese Baseball History

Laying the Groundwork: Helen Winter Stauffer on the Trail of Mari Sandoz

Heather Stauffer is an Associate Acquisitions Editor at UNP. She is the granddaughter of Helen Winter Stauffer, a Mari Sandoz scholar. Helen Winter Stauffer (1922-2019), was the author of Mari Sandoz and Letters of Mari Sandoz. Read Helen’s obituary here. Mari Sandoz is … Continue reading Laying the Groundwork: Helen Winter Stauffer on the Trail of Mari Sandoz

From the Desk of Marilyn Irvin Holt: Writers are People Too

Marilyn Irvin Holt is an independent historian and writer. She is the author of several books, including Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890–1930 (Nebraska, 2006), The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America (Nebraska, 1992), and her latest, Nebraska during the New Deal: The … Continue reading From the Desk of Marilyn Irvin Holt: Writers are People Too