John Clayton is author of The Cowboy Girl: The Life of Caroline Lockhart (Nebraska, 2007), which profiles the bestselling Western author, rodeo founder, newspaper owner, and homesteader Caroline Lockhart (1871-1962). The book was a finalist for a High Plains Book Award and … Continue reading From the Desk of John Clayton: Caroline Lockhart’s Legacy
The Commonwealth Club announces the winners of the 87th annual California Book Awards! Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books from … Continue reading Congratulations to Robert A. McNally!
Awards The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age Robert Aquinas McNally Awarded the Gold Californiana medal from the California Book Awards. Books The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day Gary E. Moulton … Continue reading News and Reviews
The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society will host an in-depth discussion of the 1935 biography of Mari’s father, Jules Sandoz, on June 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Francie & Finch Bookshop. First published in 1935, Old Jules is unquestionably Mari Sandoz’s masterpiece. This … Continue reading Celebrating Old Jules
The following is an excerpt from Phoebe Apperson Hearst: A Life of Power and Politics (Bison Books, May 2018) by Alexandra M. Nickliss. From the Introduction: Hearst’s story demonstrates the real and intricate interrelationship between power and politics in the lives of both … Continue reading Excerpt from Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Awards Jim Leeke From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War Jim Leeke Winner of SABR’s 2018 Larry Ritter Book Award: “The award is granted annually by SABR’s Deadball Era Committee to the author of the best book about … Continue reading News and Reviews
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 … Continue reading Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?
“Significant and timely. . . . Wise Words of the Yup’ik People and Yup’ik Words of Wisdom together honor the richness of oral tradition among Alaska Natives while addressing a … Continue reading A Language of Love: New Editions of Yup’ik Wisdom
The Great Plains Symposium begins tomorrow in Kearney, Nebraska. The Center for Great Plains Studies hosts this conference featuring sessions for business leaders, ranchers, and community partners as well as wider discussions about how to preserve the stunning bounty of Great … Continue reading Great Plains Symposium
Reading is important for all ages. Here’s a sampling of books for the young reader in your life. Can You Dance Like John? Jeff Kurrus Photographs … Continue reading A List for Younger Readers