Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in February. Jackson Adams: I’ve been fascinated by colonial America since reading A People’s … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Creek Nation, Local Legends, and other February Books
John Youskauskas is a captain for a major fractional business jet operator. He has also served as an aviation safety board member and has contributed to a number of aviation safety publications. He teamed up with co-author Melvin Croft to write … Continue reading From the Desk of John Youskauskas: Precious Cargo
Books Better Times: Short Stories Sara Batkie Review from the New York Times Book Review: “Batkie’s stories shrewdly commingle the hopeless and the hopeful.” The Spanish Craze: America’s Fascination with the Hispanic World, 1779–1939 Richard L. Kagan Review from Kirkus: “Interesting … Continue reading News and Reviews
On this day in 1969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft safely returned to Earth from the moon. This excerpt from Go, Flight!: The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992 (Nebraska, 2015) gives insight to the weight of this accomplishment. From Chapter 7: A Bunch … Continue reading OTD in 1969: Apollo 11 Returns to Earth
This month, the Wilson Public Library launched its fourth One Book, One Cozad program. As the library continues to work with NASA throughout 2018 as part of a NASA @ My Library grant to engage audiences in lifelong learning about … Continue reading One Book One Cozad
The following books are now available in paperback editions. Delphine Red Shirt examines narrative traditions and linguistic cadence in the Lakota language to reveal the underlying processes of a distinct Lakota oral tradition. George Sword’s Warrior Narratives is the winner … Continue reading Now in paperback!
The following contribution comes from space historian Jay Gallentine. His book on the turbulent early days, Ambassadors from Earth: Pioneering Explorations with Unmanned Spacecraft (Nebraska, 2014), won the 2009 Eugene M. Emme Award for astronautical literature. His new book Infinity Beckoned: Adventuring Through the Inner … Continue reading From the Desk of Jay Gallentine: The Wintry Days of Cassini
Last week, American astronaut Capt. Eugene A. Cernan passed away. Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan, authors of Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition, remember him fondly. Burgess is the author or editor of several books on spaceflight, … Continue reading Eugene A. Cernan, Fallen Astronaut