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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...

  • In the Shadow of the Moonby Francis French

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Tells the story of the exciting and challenging years in space flight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. This book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the select few whose driving ambition was to fly to the moon. more...

  • Homesteading Spaceby W. David Hitt; Owen K. Garriott; Joseph P. Kerwin

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    As the United States and the Soviet Union went from exploring space to living in it, a space station was conceived as the logical successor to the Apollo moon program. But between conception and execution there was the vastness of space itself, to say nothing of monumental technological challenges. Homesteading Space, by two of Skylab’s own astronauts... more...

  • Ambassadors from Earthby Jay Gallentine

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Rewind to the 1950s and ponder: was America’s first satellite really built by a college student? How did a small band of underappreciated Russian engineers get pictures of the moon’s far side—using stolen American film? As the 1960s progressed, consider: how the heck did people learn to steer a spacecraft using nothing but gravity? And... more...

  • Realizing Tomorrowby Chris Dubbs; Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Engaging account of the people and events who have shaped the development of private spaceflight 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...