Published in cooperation with the Center for Great Plains Studies, the Discover the Great Plains is a series of concise introductions to the natural wonders, diverse cultures, history, and contemporary life of the Great Plains, written for a general audience. The Center for Great Plains Studies is a research and outreach center of the University of Nebraska, fostering study of and appreciation for the people, cultures, and environment of the Great Plains.
In a recent review for the Chicago Tribune, Patrick T. Reardon describes the Discover the Great Plains series as “tightly written works… packed with information that the general reader is likely to find compelling.”
The celebration of the series will continue tonight as authors R. F. Diffendal Jr. and Dan O’Brien present and sign books at the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The first book in the series, Great Plains Indians by David J. Wishart, won a Nebraska Book Award.