From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research

The following is from James W. Johnson, author of The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA’S Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett (February 2018). Johnson is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson.    Great … Continue reading From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research

Doc Martyn’s Soul: An Athletic Book?

The October 13 issue of Publishers Weekly included an article on the perils and possibilities of publishing sports books. Bob Minzesheimer’s article focused on the apparent disconnect between the popularity of sport in this country and the relatively small number of sports titles published and the even smaller number of those books that achieve great sales. What Minzesheimer had to say certainly caught my attention; the University of Nebraska Press has long published a relatively large number of titles in this genre. In spite of the cautious tale spun in that article, our sports titles are regularly some of the … Continue reading Doc Martyn’s Soul: An Athletic Book?