Launched in 1961 as UNP’s first trade imprint, Bison Books reflects the Press’s commitment to general-interest books that appeal to the educated reader. Originally published as inexpensive paperbacks, Bisons (as they became known) quickly caught on. Notable Bison Books authors include André Breton, George Armstrong Custer, William F. Cody, Loren Eiseley, Michel Foucault, Che Guevara, Wright Morris, Tillie Olsen, Mari Sandoz, Wallace Stegner, Leo Tolstoy, Philip Wylie, Stefan Zweig; the list goes on. In 2013 Bison Books shifted its focus: while remaining a general-interest imprint, it is now home for top-notch books about the trans-Mississippi West.
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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 by Michael Forsberg This book published this month! Set on the crane’s migration path, this bittersweet story of love, loss, and healing will appeal to all ages. Two Ha [...]
The following is an excerpt from Great Plains Literature by Linda Ray Pratt (Bison Books, March 2018). From Chapter One: Under Spacious Skies One of the most beloved patriotic songs of the United States, “America the Beautiful,” paints this iconic image of the nation: O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves o [...]