David Shields’ Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN USA Award, and named one of the best nonfiction books of 1999 by Esquire, Newsday, LA Weekly, and Amazon. … Continue reading David Shields’ Black Planet & New Documentary
SAVE 50% on over a thousand different titles from our rich and capacious backlist. From Native American History to Latin American Studies, from Military History to African Poetry, from books on the Great Plains to the literature of the American West, there’s … Continue reading Announcing the Fall Sale!
The following is an excerpt from Bodies Built for Game edited by Natalie Diaz with associate editor Hannah Ensor (October 2019). From the introduction by Natalie Diaz: Before each of my basketball games, from rec league to high school, my mother told … Continue reading Excerpt: Bodies Built for Game
Books From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union Katya Cengel Praise from Kirkus Review: “More than her stories, the author has a fine eye for the details of newsroom politics back when newspapers were read … Continue reading News and Reviews
Baseball season may be coming to close soon—but with these great fall books—the games continue in full swing! Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language … Continue reading Baseball in the Fall
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
UNP Staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried. July Staff Reading List The Magic Mountain Thomas … Continue reading What We’re Reading
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 annual convention of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) begins today in San Diego and will last through the weekend. Open to all baseball fans, the meeting includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world—front office executives, players, managers, … Continue reading SABR49
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 July. Anna Weir: UNP has published dozens of books by and about Willa … Continue reading Mari Sandoz, American Sports, and other July Books