Each year the Center for Great Plains Studies presents a prize for the previous year's best book on the Great Plains. This year, the prize has been renamed as the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize and the cash award increased to $10,000. Publishers or authors may make nominations; each publisher may submit up to five titles. Only first edition, full-length, nonfiction books copyrighted in 2014 are evaluated for the award. The deadline for the 2015 book prize is Jan. 23, 2015. A winner will be selected May 2015.
"Architecture of Saskatchewan: A Visual Journey, 1930-2011" with text by Bernard Flaman (University of Regina Press)
"Architecture of Saskatchewan" is this year's winner of the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize from the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska.
The book chronicles building styles in the Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan, part of the Great Plains of North America. Saskatchewan, a place once famous for its sod huts, has seen a revolution in design with buildings that reflect new technology and changing environmental ideals. The book picks up chronologically where a previous book, "Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan" (1986), left off and features more than 150 building photos — from gas stations and houses to businesses and academic buildings.
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"Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930," by Karen V. Hansen (Oxford University Press)
"The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West," by Andrew R. Graybill (Liveright/Norton Publishing)