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  • Two University of Missouri Press Books Recognized for Distinguished Writing by the Army Historical Foundation July 3, 2024
    Two University of Missouri Press books have won the 2023 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award in the biography and unit history categories. Read the full press release here. The Army Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American soldier. The Army Historical Foundation awards recognize excellence in U.S. Army history…
  • Getting to Know Olivia Langdon Clemens March 25, 2024
    by Barbara Snedecor The following is a guest blog post by Barbara Snedecor, editor of Gravity: Selected Letters of Olivia Langdon Clemens. The book can be purchased here. Samuel Langhorne Clemens—Mark Twain—famously described the moment when he saw a small photograph of his future wife: “I saw her first in the form of an ivory…
  • Q&A with Jon Langmead January 18, 2024
    Jon Langmead is a writer covering music and popular culture for a variety of outlets. The University of Missouri Press has just released his book, Ballyhoo! The Roughhousers, Con Artists, and Wildmen Who Invented Professional Wrestling. The book offers a colorful, entertaining history of professional wrestling’s formative years in the U.S., from roughly 1874 to…