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”
Kat D. Williams is a professor of American history at Marshall University. She is board president of the International Women’s Baseball Center and the author of Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star (Nebraska, 2020). Like … Continue reading From the Desk of Kat D. Williams: The Real Strength of Baseball
Save 50% off these books during Women’s History Month! Enter the code 6WHM20 in the promotion code field of your shopping cart and click “Add Promotion Code.” Offer expires March 31, 2020 and is good on U.S. and Canadian shipments only. Continue reading Women’s History Month Sale
Cecil Harris is the author of four books, including Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution (February 2020). As we commemorate Black History Month, let’s take a moment to recognize the significant contributions by blacks in an … Continue reading From the Desk of Cecil Harris: Yes, Black History Absolutely Includes Tennis
The following is an excerpt from National Pastimes: Cinema, Sports, and Nation by Katharina Bonzel. The book is the newest title in the Sports, Media, and Society series, which investigates how and why the many different aspects of sports are … Continue reading Excerpt: National Pastimes
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to We Want Fish Sticks: The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders by Nicholas Hirshon. About the Book: … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday We Want Fish Sticks!
The following books are now available in paperback this month. April Twilights Before Willa Cather turned primarily to the fiction that made her reputation, she produced striking poems that were collected in April Twilights. It was her literary debut, preceding the … Continue reading New in Paperback!
This year the NFL celebrates its 100th anniversary. Help a football lover in your life celebrate with these books from the UNP list. Now in paperback, PRESENT AT THE CREATION is the story of pro football’s explosive growth from sport to cultural icon … Continue reading 100th Anniversary of the NFL
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 September. Jackson Adams: David A. F. Sweet’s Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Olympic Basketball, the End of the World, and Other September Books
When the Empire of Japan defeated the Chinese Qing Dynasty in 1895 and won its first colony, Taiwan, it worked to establish it as a model colony. The Japanese brought Taiwan not only education and economic reform but also a … Continue reading Excerpt: Empire of Infields