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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 Fidelis: A Memoir (Potomac Books, 2020) by Teresa Fazio. Two: Convoy Camp Victory, Kuwait On the morning of our convoy from Kuwait to Iraq, we saddled up in Humvees, a row of armored hulks against the moonscape. The M16 rifle slung over my shoulder reached below my knees. My pis [...]
In May of this year, former commander of the Chicago Police Department and criminal justice scholar Thomas A. Reppetto died at the age of eighty-eight. After earning a doctorate from Harvard University, he served as professor, dean, and vice president at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. From 1979 [...]