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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Books Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents Edited by Lise Funderburg Starred review in Publishers Weekly: “The old adage, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ encouraged Funderburg, a University of Pennsylvania lecturer, to explore its truth in this sparkling anthology of essays on the contribut [...]
The following is an excerpt from Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe edited by Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu (August 2019). The excerpt is from the life of German spymaster Markus Wolf. The “man without a face” was allegedly a fan of spy fiction and flattered by rumors that he was the mod [...]