BOOKS Contra Instrumentalism: A Translation Polemic by Lawrence Venuti Review in the Los Angeles Review of Books: “…many of us who teach world literature encourage our students to think about translators as interpretive cocreators whose agency can be felt in … Continue reading News and Reviews
Founded in 1997, the Backwaters Press has worked to produce award-winning books by some of America’s finest authors. UNP acquired Backwaters in 2018, adding an impressive backlist in poetry and prose that contributes to the cultural landscape of our state and region. … Continue reading Backwaters Press News
BOOKS An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I by Chris Dubbs Review in Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Dubbs remarks on the reporter’s duty to report the truth no matter how uncomfortable it might be. The journalists … Continue reading News and Reviews
BOOKS Thinking about God: Jewish Views by Rabbi Kari H. Tuling Reviewed by Publishers Weekly: “Rabbi Tuling analyzes a range of Jewish thought on major theological questions throughout history in her sharp debut.” From Miniskirt to Hjab: A Girl in … 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
Books The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife Brad Balukjian Review in the Los Angeles Times: “If you are looking for a way to pass the time, I highly recommend a new baseball book that … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books An Unladylike Profession Chris Dubbs Starred review in Kirkus: “In American Journalists in the Great War (2017), Dubbs barely mentioned the women reporters of World War I. This follow-up book is an impressive corrective… Readers will be inspired by the nearly … 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 Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball in Cuba (Nebraska, 2019) by … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Last Seasons in Havana!
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Come Fly with Us: NASA’s Payload Specialist Program (Nebraska, 2019) by Melvin Croft and John Youskauskas. About the Book: … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Come Fly with Us!
Books Abraham Joshua Heschel: Mind, Heart, Soul Edward K. Kaplan Review in the Wall Street Journal: “In this admiring and detailed biography, Mr. Kaplan shows that Heschel’s journey from tradition to modernity began early . . . Mr. Kaplan shows that … Continue reading News and Reviews