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, William F. Cody, Loren Eiseley, Michel Foucault, Che Guevara, David Lavender, Dale Morgan, Wright Morris, Tillie Olsen, Mari Sandoz, Wallace Stegner, Leo Tolstoy, Philip Wylie, Stefan Zweig, and a host of other writers of regional and international acclaim. While Bison Books remain a general-interest imprint, the press is re-emphasizing its effort to recruit and publish top-notch books about the trans-Mississippi West.
In an effort to make these stories more widely available, the University of Nebraska Press is pleased to offer its Bison Books virtually. Now, you may tour the West from anywhere with Virtually Bison Books, an electronic portal to the ebooks that preserve the West’s myths, lore, and history. Begin your tour today!
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Congratulations to the following authors who have recently been recognized for their work. In the Reader Views Literary Awards, The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 by Scott D. Seligman won the Gold Award in the History category and Such Splendid Prisons by Harvey Solomon won the Bronze Award in this category as well. [...]
Paul A. Johnsgard, an internationally respected naturalist, passed away on May 28, 2021 at the age of 89. Johnsgard was a professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Alongside his teaching, his writing and photography also helped raise public awareness to the value of the Nebraska [...]