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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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 [...]
Books When History is Personal Mimi Schwartz Praise from Kirkus: “Expressive, intimate snapshots of one woman’s life set atop the backdrop of global history.” American Colossus Allen M. Hornblum Review in the Telegraph: “…[an] excellent new biography . . . However you judge his colou [...]