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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Tomorrow is National Bison Day! It is an annual commemoration of the ecological, cultural, historical and economic contribution of the American bison to the United States. National Bison Day has been held each year since 2012 on the first Saturday in November. The University of Nebraska Press is the proud publisher of Bison [...]
Peter J. Longo is a professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is coauthor of The Nebraska State Constitution: A Reference Guide, Second Edition (Nebraska, 2009) and Great Plains Politics (Bison Books, 2018) in the Discover the Great Plains Series. Thank you, Ed Cook Great Plain [...]