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
The following is an excerpt from When Big Data Was Small: My Life in Baseball Analytics and Drug Design by Richard D. Cramer (May 2019). Cramer started analyzing baseball statistics in the mid-1960s, after graduating from Harvard and MIT, and by 1969 … Continue reading Excerpt: When Big Data Was Small
Books The Hole Truth Determining the Greatest Players in Golf Using Sabermetrics Bill Felber Review on Golf: “This exercise is fun and well-written. Whether it will convince you which golfer is better at or over a given time period remains … Continue reading News and Reviews
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 The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey by Amanda Ottaway. About the Book: Unlike the stories of most … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Rebounders!
The following is an excerpt from Citizen Akoy: Basketball and the Making of a South Sudanese American by Steve Marantz (February 2019). From Chapter 6: Trust Eric Behrens called basketball a “trust game.” By that he meant that its flow—spontaneous and … Continue reading EXCERPT: Citizen Akoy
Books Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela Raúl Gallegos Highlighted in The Guardian: “Gallegos blends analysis with reportage, including a picaresque roadtrip with a Che Guevara lookalike—to show how Maduro inherited a mess and made it worse.” Doc, Donnie, … Continue reading News and Reviews
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