I don’t normally post here about my employer, History Nebraska, but in this case I wrote a book as part of my job. It’s available through University of Nebraska Press and online sellers such as Amazon. It’s meant to be an easy read for people with little time or short attention spans. It’s a bit like my first book, A Dirty, Wicked Town: Tales of 19th Century Omaha, in that I wrote it not only for people who like history, but especially for people who don’t yet know that they like history.
Here’s the description from the back cover:
“Even a moment is enough for wonder and curiosity. Each page of this book uses a photo or artifact to tell a true story about the past, drawing from the extensive collections of History Nebraska. You can read it straight through, but it’s written to be browsed. Here are the turning points, disasters, amusements, causes and controversies, changing technologies, and scenes of daily life of the people who lived in a Nebraska that sometimes seems familiar to us, and sometimes seems a world away.”
You can find extra online content related to the book, and sign up for a free, weekly Nebraska History Moment email at this page on History Nebraska’s website.