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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Awards The January Children Safia Elhillo Winner of the George Ellenbogen Poetry Award in the 2018 Arab American Book Awards: “The January Children depicts displacement and longing while also questioning accepted truths about geography, history, nationhood, and home. [. . .] Elhillo explores Arabness and Afri [...]
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Russia’s Dead End: An Insider’s Testimony from Gorbachev to Putin (Potomac Books, 2017) by Andrei A. Kovalev, translated by Steven I. Levine. Kovalev served as member of the [...]