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  • Into That Silent Seaby Francis French

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    It was a time of bold new technology, historic moments, and international jousting on the final frontier. But it was also a time of human drama, of moments less public but no less dramatic in the lives of those who made the golden age of space flight happen. more...

  • Jeb Stuart and the Confederate Defeat at Gettysburgby Warren C. Robinson

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    ?The Army was much embarrassed by the absence of the cavalry,? Robert E. Lee wrote of the Gettysburg campaign, stirring a controversy that has never died. Lee?s statement was an indirect indictment of General James Ewell Brown (?Jeb?) Stuart, who was the cavalry. more...

  • Level Playing Fieldsby Peter Morris

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Most baseball fans want to hear about stellar players and spectacular plays, statistics and storied franchises. Level Playing Fields sheds light on a usually unnoticed facet of the game, introducing fans and historians alike to the real fundamentals of baseball: dirt and grass. more...

  • The Life of Jews in Poland before the Holocaustby Ben-Zion Gold

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    Ben-Zion Gold?s memoir brings to life the world of a million Jews in pre-World War II Poland who were later destroyed by the Nazis. Warmly recalling the relationships, rituals, observances, and celebrations, Gold evokes the sense of family and faith that helped him through the catastrophe that followed. more...

  • Madah-Sartreby Alek Baylee Toumi

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 13.95

    ?Hell is other people,? Jean-Paul Sartre famously wrote in No Exit . The fantastic tragicomedy Madah-Sartre brings him back from the dead to confront the strange and awful truth of that statement. As the story begins, Sartre and his consort in intellect and love, Simone de Beauvoir, are on their way to the funeral of Tahar Djaout, an Algerian poet... more...

  • Native Americans and the Environmentby Michael E. Harkin

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Native Americans and the Environment brings together an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars whose works continue and complicate the conversations that Shepard Krech started in The Ecological Indian . Hailed as a masterful synthesis and yet assailed as a problematic political tract, Shepard Krech?s work prompted significant discussions in... more...

  • The Peninsula and Seven Daysby Brian K. Burton

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    Often cited as one of the most decisive campaigns in military history, the Seven Days Battles were the first campaign in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia?as well as the first in which Lee and Thomas ?Stonewall? Jackson worked together. more...

  • Pitch Woman and Other Storiesby William R. Seaburg

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    The rich oral traditions of the Athabaskan Indians from southwestern Oregon are showcased in these pages for the first time. This volume features vivid and humorous tales of familiar Tricksters: Coyote, known for his unusual sexual prowess and escapades that often go awry; the vain and gullible Grizzly Bear; and Raccoon, often greedy and ever elusive. more...

  • Playing in Isolationby Junwei Yu

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Despite the political instability characterizing twentieth-century Taiwan, the value of baseball in the lives of Taiwanese has been a constant since the game was introduced in 1895. The game first gained popularity on the island under the Japanese occupation, and that popularity continued after World War II despite the withdrawal of the Japanese and... more...

  • Pulp Writerby Paul S. Powers

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    He wrote under at least eight pseudonyms, published hundreds of short stories and novellas in pulp magazines, and lived a life at times as outrageous as his fiction. Pulp Writer tells of Paul S. Powers?s travels from serious literary ambitions to the pages of Wild West Weekly , of his seeking his fortune (or material, at any rate) in the ghost towns... more...