Founded in 1997, the Backwaters Press has worked to produce award-winning books by some of America’s finest authors. UNP acquired Backwaters in 2018, adding an impressive backlist in poetry and prose that contributes to the cultural landscape of our state and region. … Continue reading Backwaters Press News: New Poetry Winner is Now Available
BOOKS Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel Suzanne Roberts Review from Library Journal: “Travelers who enjoy intrepid experiences, with strong language, will savor this book.” Mass Murder in California’s Empty Quarter: A Tale of Tribal Treachery at the Cedarville … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following books will be available this Fall from Bison Books—the herd grows larger! The Last Sovereigns: Sitting Bull and the Resistance of the Free Lakotas by Robert M. Utley The Heart of California: Exploring the San Joaquin Valley by … Continue reading Coming Soon from Bison Books
The University of Nebraska Press is excited to announce its first virtual book tour of the West with Bison Books! Explore Western Literature from your home or on the road with “Virtually Bison Books”. Once described by many visitors as … Continue reading Introducing “Virtually Bison Books”
Mark Spitzer is an associate professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America’s Most Misunderstood Fish, Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West (Bison … Continue reading Where in the Monster Fish World is Mark Spitzer?
Jonathan Greenspan is the son of Sophie Greenspan (1906-1990), who was the first English-language broadcaster for the underground Voice of Israel and author of Westward with Fremont and Masada Will Not Fall Again, both now available in paperback editions. Solomon … Continue reading From the Desk of Jonathan Greenspan: California’s Early History
Alison Rose Jefferson is an independent scholar and heritage conservation consultant. She is also the author of the newly released Living the California Dream, African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era (January 2020). Meet Jefferson at Chevalier’s Books in Los … Continue reading From the Desk of Alison Rose Jefferson: Leisure, An Essential Component of Liberty
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Standing Up to Colonial Power: The Lives of Henry Roe and Elizabeth Bender Cloud by Renya K. Ramirez! About … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday Standing Up to Colonial Power!
Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books, 2017), which won a 2018 Commonwealth Club of California gold medal for the year’s best book on California. … Continue reading From the Desk of Robert Aquinas McNally: California’s Genocide Steps into the Light
Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books, 2017), which won a 2018 Commonwealth Club of California’s gold medal for the year’s best book on … Continue reading California Governor Opens the Door on Native Genocide in the State’s Closet and Apologizes