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  • Should I Still Wish: A Memoir (American Lives)
    Views : 214
    Pages : 156

    by: John W. Evans

    Publisher: pUniversity of Nebraska Press

    description

    A slim but probing biography of grief and happiness.

    In a follow-up to his debut memoir, Young Widower (2014), Evans (Creative Writing/Stanford Univ.) explores his next stages of life following the death of his wife, Katie. Married just three years at the time 30-year-old Katie was killed by a bear while walking in the woods ne ... more

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    2017-01-01

    ISBN-10: 0803295227

    ISBN-13: 9780803295223

    Language: English

  • Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
    Views : 346
    Pages : 184

    by: Donn Eisele Francis French

    Publisher: pUniversity of Nebraska Press

    description

    A posthumous memoir gives an unsung astronaut his due.

    In the annals of manned space flight, Donn Eisele (1930-1987) would seem to be the forgotten man, his name not as recognizable as that of crewmates Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham, let alone John Glenn and Neil Armstrong. Yet the author was a member of Apollo 7, the first ... more

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    2017-01-01

    ISBN-10: 0803262833

    ISBN-13: 9780803262836

    Language: English

  • Phog: The Most Influential Man in Basketball
    Views : 305
    Pages : 376

    by: Scott Morrow Johnson

    Publisher: pUniversity of Nebraska Press

    description

    A freelance sportswriter debuts with a generous, admiring account of the life of pioneering basketball coach Forrest Clare “Phog” Allen (1885-1974).

    The author, who has written for Sports Illustrated and other publications, has few negative comments about his subject, who acquired the nickname “Phog” because of his boom ... more

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    2016-11-01

    ISBN-10: 080328571X

    ISBN-13: 9780803285712

    Language: English

  • The Mover of Bones (Flyover Fiction)
    Views : 131
    Pages : 166

    by: Robert Vivian

    Publisher: pUniversity of Nebraska Press

    description

    Pitiless, weird story of the travels of a dead girl’s bones, from the author of Cold Snap as Yearning (2001).

    The plot here is beyond strange: A janitor in Nebraska digs up the bones of a young girl who was tortured, murdered and abandoned. The excavation of her bones seems to resurrect something of the girl’s innocence; merely ... more

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    2006-09-01

    ISBN-10: 080324679X

    ISBN-13: 9780803246799

    Language: English

  • Seven Faces
    Views : 115
    Pages : 180

    by: Max Brand

    Publisher: pUniversity of Nebraska Press

    description

     Retro kitsch and sundry delights pepper this sequel to 1995's hardcover reprint of Murder Me!, first published in 1936 in Detective Fiction Weekly. Brand, favored pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust (18921944), king of the pulps, prolific screenwriter (80 movies are based on his works or scripts), author of four books of serious poe ... more

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    1998-02-01

    ISBN-10: 080321281X

    ISBN-13: 9780803212817

    Language: English

  • Swallow Summer (Bison Book)
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    Pages : 377

    by: Charles R. Brown

    Publisher: pUniversity of Nebraska Press

    description

    Out there in the brute world, Brown (Biology/Univ. of Tulsa), a former curator of ornithology at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, encounters rape and pillage, parasitism and unbridled egotism—just another day in the life of the cliff swallow. Yes, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota can be a mean and insecure little bird, but it’s also grega ... more

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    1998-08-01

    ISBN-10: 0803261454

    ISBN-13: 9780803261457

    Language: English

  • Before the Heroes Came: Antarctica in the 1890s
    Views : 33
    Pages : 160

    by: T.H. Baughman

    Publisher: pUniversity of Nebraska Press

    description

     A slender history of the first years of organized Antarctic exploration. Baughman (History/Benedictine College) begins at the beginning, with speculation by ancient Greeks about the existence of a vast southern continent. The region remained a mystery for almost two millennia, until the 1820's, when several different explorers sighted ... more

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    1993-12-01

    ISBN-10: 0803212283

    ISBN-13: 9780803212282

    Language: English