Potomac Books has a long and distinguished pedigree. Founded in 1983 as the U.S. imprint of Brassey’s, a renowned British publishing house established in the nineteenth century, Brassey’s-U.S. was acquired by Books International in 1999 and renamed Potomac Books in 2004.
The University of Nebraska Press bought Potomac Books in 2013, acquiring its impressive backlist in military history, politics, current events, international affairs, terrorism, intelligence, and national security. As a general-interest imprint of UNP, Potomac continues to build on its strong roots in these fields, keeping readers informed about the critical issues and challenges of today’s world.
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The following is an excerpt from American Detective: Behind the Scenes of Famous Criminal Investigations by Thomas A. Reppetto (June 2018). Contrary to conventional wisdom, detectives are the key element in American policing. Undoubtedly, this statement will be disputed by many police administrators and researchers. In [...]
From June 21-23, the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel will welcome the 2018 annual meeting of SHAFR, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Potomac Books will have a table at the event spotlighting some of the most recent books on diplomacy, foreign relations, and more. More than a Doctrin [...]