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 Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Venita Blackburn Finalist for the 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award: “The Young Lions Fiction Award not only celebrates the rising stars in the world of literature, it also ensures that readers can look forward to a bright future of compelling and original stories,” said Vin [...]
It is not often that ordinary lives of men and women in American history end with an extraordinary story deserving of more attention. Lt. Benjamin Loring (1824–1902) lived the life of an everyman Civil War sailor. He commanded no armies and devised no grand strategies. Loring was a sailor who wanted to ensure that his men [...]