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
Professional sports are a celebrated American tradition. As a result, professional athletes are often held up as heroes and role models, idolized for their actions in the game and held to certain standards in their outside lives. This treatment of … Continue reading Facing Race in the NBA and NFL
David Naze is the dean of academic excellence and support at Joliet Junior College. His book Reclaiming 42: Public Memory and the Reframing of Jackie Robinson’s Radical Legacy is available now. What Would Jackie Robinson Think? In April 2019, Chicago White … Continue reading From the Desk of David Naze: What Would Jackie Robinson Think?
The following is an excerpt from Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York’s Baseball Soul by Chris Donnelly (April 2019). From Chapter 2: “Never Played the Game” Three years. That … Continue reading Excerpt: Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl
Books War Flower: My Life After Iraq Brooke King Praised from Publishers Weekly: “In a searing and moving memoir, King recounts her service in Iraq, her life after Iraq, and the war’s lasting effects on her…As she reflects on the … Continue reading News and Reviews