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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War Flower: My Life after Iraq (March 2019) is a no-holds-barred account of the reality one woman faced in war and pushes back against the stereotypes of women in combat. It received a starred-review from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly called it a “harrowing and powerful book.” Below is an excerpt. Waiting Pr [...]
Books Publisher for the Masses: Emmanuel Haldeman-Julius R. Alton Lee Review in Times Literary Supplement: “Emanuel Haldeman-Julius was the publisher of the Little Blue Books, a series of paperbacks that for six decades offered American readers a wide variety of literature for pennies, with the goal of educating the r [...]