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  • A Workman Is Worthy of His Meatby Jeremy Rich

    UNP - Nebraska 2007; US$ 24.95

    In Libreville, the capital of the African nation of Gabon, the colonial past has evolved into a present indelibly marked by colonial rule and ongoing French influence. This is especially evident in areas as essential to life as food. In this complex, hybrid culinary culture of Libreville, croissants are as readily available as plantains. Yet this... more...

  • Tales from Maliseet Countryby Philip S. LeSourd; Philip S. LeSourd

    UNP - Nebraska 2007; US$ 19.95

    During the summer of 1963, Harvard linguist Karl V. Teeter traveled along the Saint John River, the great thoroughfare of Native New Brunswick, Canada, with his principal Maliseet consultant, Peter Lewis Paul. Together they recorded a series of tales from Maliseet elders whom Paul regarded as among the best Maliseet storytellers born before 1900,... more...

  • A Game of Brawlby Bill Felber; Edward M. Kennedy

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 19.95

    Not only was it probably the most cutthroat pennant race in baseball history; it was also a struggle to define how baseball would be played. This book re-creates the rowdy, season-long 1897 battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Beaneaters. The Orioles had acquired a reputation as the dirtiest team in baseball. Future Hall of Famers John... more...

  • Women and Children Firstby Robin Miskolcze

    UNP - Nebraska 2008; US$ 25.00

    At a crucial time in American history, narratives of women in command or imperiled at sea contributed to the construction of a national rhetoric. Robin Miskolcze makes her case by way of careful readings of images of women at sea before the Civil War in her book Women and Children First . Though the sea has traditionally been interpreted as the province... more...

  • Valentinesby Ted Kooser

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 14.95

    For Valentine’s Day 1986, Ted Kooser wrote “Pocket Poem” and sent the tender, thoughtful composition to fifty women friends, starting an annual tradition that would persist for the next twenty-one years. Printed on postcards, the poems were mailed to a list of recipients that eventually grew to more than 2,500 women all over the United States. Valentines... more...

  • From Lead Mines to Gold Fieldsby Henry Taylor; Donald L. Parman

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 24.95

    Henry Taylor’s long life (1825–1931) gave him an unusual perspective on change in American society. During his lifetime, the West was largely settled. America fought wars with Mexico and Spain, was nearly torn apart by a civil conflict, and then joined allies across the sea in World War I. Inventions proliferated (trains, cars, airplanes, to name... more...

  • Tales from the Journey of the Deadby Alan Boye

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 26.95

    One hundred miles south of Albuquerque, two parallel chains of mountains isolate a 120-mile jumble of black rock, dry lake beds, flesh-colored sand, and desolation. This is the Jornada del Muerto , the Journey of the Dead. So named because of a particular death centuries ago, this desert has witnessed many tales of loss and destruction. Alan Boye... more...

  • The Blue Tattooby Margot Mifflin

    UNP - Nebraska 2009; US$ 17.95

    In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman... more...

  • Seldom Seenby Patrick Dobson

    UNP - Nebraska 2009; US$ 9.95

    In May 1995, with nothing but a backpack and a vague sense of disquiet, Patrick Dobson left his home and a steady if deadening job in Kansas City, Missouri. Over the next two and a half months he made his way to Helena, Montana, letting chance encounters guide him to a deeper sense of who he was and where he was going. His chronicle of this journey... more...

  • Contemporary Jewish Writing in Brazilby Nelson H. Vieira; Nelson H. Vieira

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 60.00

    Contemporary Jewish Writing in Brazil showcases a diverse range of modern Jewish writers from one of South America’s most vibrant, multicultural communities. Brazil’s population is largely Catholic; its Jewish population today numbers about 120,000 mostly upwardly mobile Jews living in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Pôrto Alegre. Brazilian Jewish... more...