Category Archives: Bison Books

March 21

Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?

Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences traveling the American West while researching a select number of freshwater fish that are […]

January 30

From the Desk of Steve Edwards: Making Connections at AWP

The following contribution is from Steve Edwards, author of Breaking into the Backcountry (Bison Books 2010). The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an annual meeting for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join the AWP community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most […]

January 09

2017 One Book One Nebraska

A shining classic amid 150 outstanding books For the past twelve years, the Nebraska Center for the Book has selected one book for the year as its pick for book clubs, schools, and casual reading across Nebraska. The One Book One Nebraska reading program encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss one book, chosen from books […]

November 10

Author Brian Shellum at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Author Brian Shellum will speak as a panel member at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during its very first military history symposium titled: “Double Victory: The African American Military Experience.” The panel is called “Remembering World War I” and will take place tomorrow from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Oprah Winfrey […]

November 04

EXCERPT: The Case of Rose Bird

The following is excerpted from The Case of Rose Bird: Gender, Politics, and the California Courts by Kahleen A. Cairns (Bison Books, November). From Chapter Five: Hail to the Chief Rose Bird wove in and out of San Francisco traffic before easing her Dodge Dart to the curb in a loading zone. As the car sat idling, […]

November 02

From the desk of Eileen Wirth: The Good Girls Revolt

Dr. Eileen Wirth retired in May as chair of the Creighton University Department of Journalism, Media and Computing. She was a reporter at the Omaha World-Herald from 1969-1980 and is the author of several books on Nebraska and Omaha history, including From Society Page to Front Page (Bison Books, 2013). She is a senior writer […]

October 27

From the Desk of Bruce Smith #FindYourPark

This year the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary and as the National Park Foundation said, “the Centennial is more than a birthday. We want people everywhere to embrace the opportunities to explore, learn, be inspired or simply have fun in their 407 national parks….” UNP asked its authors to write about their favorite National Park to contribute […]

September 14

Excerpt: Great Plains Indians

The following excerpt comes from Great Plains Indians (Bison Books, 2016) by David J. Wishart, the first book in the Discover the Great Plains Series published with the Center for Great Plains Studies. From Chapter 4: Against All Odds Sacred and Profane Places Throughout the Great Plains there are sacred places venerated by Americans in general—a myriad of churches […]

September 12

From the Desk of John Dechant: A Simpler Time

The following is a post from John Dechant, author of Scoreless: Omaha Central, Creighton Prep, and Nebraska’s Greatest High School Football Game (Bison Books, 2016). Dechant is the author of nine books and coauthor of Truth and Other Tall Tales. His writing has also appeared in a variety of Nebraska magazines. It’s often said you can’t choose your […]

September 06

From the Desk of Ann Sittig

The following post is a contribution from Ann Sittig, co-author of The Mayans Among Us: Migrant Women and Meatpacking on the Great Plains (Nebraska, 2016).   A recent article in the Lincoln Journal Star pointed out the growing immigrant role in Nebraska and outlined the state-by-state findings on the impact of immigration as reported by the Partnership […]