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  • 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...

  • Riders of the Steppesby Harold Lamb

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    A master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, Khlit the Cossack, the ?wolf of the steppes. more...

  • Roots of Changeby Mary Ridder

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Among the vast corporate and smaller family-sized farms and agribusinesses of Nebraska, the old pioneering spirit of entrepreneurship is rising again, this time in the form of sustainable and organic growers, cooperatives, artisans, and visionaries?those who seek to enhance the quality of life and ensure its future on the farm, in the community, and... more...

  • Scoring from Secondby Philip F. Deaver

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    Why do accomplished writers (and grown-ups) like Ron Carlson, Rick Bass, and Michael Chabon (to name but a few of those represented here) still obsess over their baseball days? What is it about this green game of suspense that not only moves us but can also move us to flights of lyrical writing? In Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball some of the... more...

  • Sex Crimes under the Wehrmachtby David Raub Snyder

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    In this groundbreaking work, David Raub Snyder offers a nuanced investigation into the German army?s prosecution and punishment of sex offenders during the Second World War. In so doing, Snyder restores balance to the literature regarding the military administration of justice under Hitler and to the historiography of sexuality and the Third Reich. more...

  • Shenandoah Summerby Scott C. Patchan

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Jubal A. Early?s disastrous battles in the Shenandoah Valley ultimately resulted in his ignominious dismissal. But Early?s lesser-known summer campaign of 1864, between his raid on Washington and Phil Sheridan?s renowned fall campaign, had a significant impact on the political and military landscape of the time. more...

  • Silence Is Deathby Julija Sukys

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    On May 26, 1993, the Algerian novelist and poet Tahar Djaout was gunned down in an attack attributed to Islamist extremists. An outspoken critic of the extremism roiling his nation, Djaout, in his death, became a powerful symbol for the ?murder of Algerian culture,? as scores of journalists, writers, and scholars were targeted in a swelling wave of... more...

  • Slipping Backwardby James W. Hewitt

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Slipping Backward: A History of the Nebraska Supreme Court , written by one of the state?s leading legal minds, is the first history of the Nebraska Supreme Court and the first book-length study of a Great Plains supreme court. James W. Hewitt draws on his intimate knowledge of the subject matter gleaned from years as a lawyer in Nebraska and applies... more...

  • Storying Domestic Violenceby Jarmila Mildorf

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Globally, at least one in four women experiences domestic violence at some point in her life, according to World Bank figures, which are confirmed by local surveys throughout the world. Since domestic violence can cause both acute physical injuries and long-term chronic illness, an abused woman is likely to appeal to a family doctor or general practitioner... more...