The University of Nebraska Press has purchased Gettysburg Magazine, a semiannual publication established in 1989 and dedicated to covering the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg.
“We are committed to continuing the kinds of articles the magazine’s readers have come to expect and hope to add and expand upon that strong foundation,” Donna Shear, director of the University of Nebraska Press, said in a press release.
The University of Nebraska Press has a strong history of publishing books on Civil War history. Over the next year, it will release new books in the “This Hallowed Ground” series, which features battlefield guides, and the Press’ Potomac Books will publish “Gettysburg 1863” by Brooks D. Simpson in October 2014.
Grand Island author’s book wins three awards
“Eagle of Delight: Portrait of the Plains Indian Girl in the White House,” a book by former Grand Island teacher Jean Lukesh, has won three awards.
It has received the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medal in the young adult multicultural nonfiction category, and the Historical Nonfiction Gold Book Award (preteen/tween) and the LUMEN Award for Excellence in Literature in the 2013 Children’s Literary Classics Book Awards.
“Eagle of Delight” is the fourth book in Lukesh’s Noteworthy Americans (Famous Nebraskans) Quick Reading Biography series for readers 10 and older.
ON THE CALENDAR
Workshop: Family History Writers Group, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St.
Author presentation: “Willa Cather and Quilts” by Eveyln Haller Harris, includes exhibit of heirloom and children’s quilts, 3 p.m. today, Blair City Council Chambers, 218 S. 16th St., Blair, Neb.
Reading/signing: Thom Sibbitt, author of “The Turnpike,” 7 p.m. today, Howlin’ Hounds Coffee, 712 S. 16th St.
Book discussion: World War II Book Group, “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948” by Madeline Albright, the Bookworm, 87th and Pacific Streets.
Book signing: Adam Francis Raby, author of “Circus of One,” 6 p.m. Monday, the Bookworm.
Readings: WriteLife Open Mic, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Pizza Shoppe Collective, 6056 Maple St.
Talk/signing; Joy Castro, author of “Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, University Bookstore, 1500 S St., Lincoln.
Book signing: Adam Francis Raby, author of “Circus of One,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Duffy’s Tavern, 1412 O St., Lincoln.
Talks/signings: William Durbin, author of “Until the Last Spike: The Journal of Sean Sullivan,” 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sorensen Library, 4808 Cass St.; 7 p.m. Wednesday, W. Dale Clark Library.
Workshops: Mentoring for high school writers, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; Nebraska Writers Workshop for poetry, script writing and fiction, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Baright Library in Ralston.
Governor’s Lecture in Humanities: Pulitzer Prize-winner Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” and Peter S. Onuf, the University of Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation professor of history, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Joslyn Art Museum, 22nd and Dodge Streets.
Book sales: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road.
GET LIT: Brigit St. Brigit Theater actors give readings from several genres, 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Bookworm.
Book discussion: Jane Austen Tea Society, “Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Our Specialtea, 1630 Washington St., Blair, Neb. (RSVP by Wednesday)
Workshop: Nebraska Novelists critique group, 7 p.m. Friday, Crossroads Barnes & Noble, 72nd and Dodge Streets.
Story time: Brigit St. Brigit’s Scott Kurz reads from children’s books, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.
Book signing: Jeff McArthur, author of “The Great Heist,” 1 p.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.
Reading: Scott Garson, author of “Is That You, John Wayne?” and poet Todd Robinson, “Note at Heart Rock,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Pizza Shoppe Collective.
Calendar events are open to the public and free.