Category Archives: Bison Books

December 13

Reading List: Classic Western Writers

For the bibliophile in your life, nothing makes a greater gift than a classic book. This reading list is dedicated to our classic writers, whose names are synonymous with great Western literature.   My Ántonia, Bison Classic Edition Willa Cather Hailed by reviewers and readers for its originality, vitality, and truth, this novel secured Willa […]

November 15

Discover the Great Plains book launch

  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 […]

November 10

News and Reviews

BOOKS   Present at the Creation Upton Bell, with Ron Borges Shout-out from Peter King in Sports Illustrated: “Present at the Creation is on my night table, and should be on yours if you’re a football history buff.”   The Other Exchange Denys Van Renen Review in the Review of English Studies: “Van Renen’s study is a welcome […]

October 31

The Ghost Run in Lincoln

The following is a post from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP. The first ghost run details may be found here. Just as darkness was settling upon Lincoln, Dawn, Erin, and I headed out for our second annual ghost run, checking out the sites that Alan Boye writes about in his Guide to the […]

October 30

Excerpt: In Cold Storage

The following is an excerpt from In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains (Bison Books, 2015) by James W. Hewitt. Located in the remote and hilly land north and west of Cambridge, Nebraska, in the southwestern quarter of the state is Harry Strunk Lake, a mecca for Nebraska fishermen. The lake, a Bureau of […]

October 27

News and Reviews

Books Saga of Chief Joseph, Bison Classic Edition Helen Addison Howard New Introduction by Nicole Tonkovich Review in Publishers Weekly: “From Joseph’s years as a spiritual leader to the 1877 battle of the Bearpaw Mountains and surrender of the Nez Perce, Howard renders Joseph’s life and times in fine detail. Her storytelling reflects a sharp […]

October 26

Happy Book Birthday to Stories from Afield!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places by Bruce Smith (Bison Books, 2016). Bruce L. Smith retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2004 after a thirty-year career as a wildlife manager and […]

October 25

Now in paperback!

The following books are now available in paperback editions.  Delphine Red Shirt examines narrative traditions and linguistic cadence in the Lakota language to reveal the underlying processes of a distinct Lakota oral tradition. George Sword’s Warrior Narratives is the winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award and the Electa Quinney Award for […]

October 20

A Celebration of Nebraska Books

Tomorrow is the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books at the Nebraska History Museum! Winners of the 2017 Nebraska Book Awards will be honored and the celebration will include readings by some of the winning authors, designers, and illustrators of books with a Nebraska connection published in 2017. This year, UNP is […]

October 12

Zodiac-inspired Reading List

Tayler Lord is a publicist/Libra/middle child/INFJ.  I am a very proud Libra, which is the absolute best of the Zodiac signs, as any Libra will tell you. Libras are social, diplomatic, graceful, compassionate—basically everything good. We do have some trouble making decisions (just ask anyone who has ever tried to make dinner plans with me) […]