Thought-provoking radio essays about the rich, unique and varied cultures and poeople of the Great Plains as revealed in some of the greatest books about the region.
More information, as well as streaming audio of the entire radio series, is available from NET Radio, Nebraska's NPR Station.
Sturgis: The Story of the Rally
The Platte: Channels in Time
Johnsgard, Paul A.
Backyard Visionaries: Grassroots Art
in the Midwest
Brackman, Barbara, and Cathy Dwiggins
The Route 66 Cookbook
Clark, Marian. INtroduction by Michael Wallis
Rachel Calof's Story:
Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains
Rikoon, J. Sanford, Editor
Sex in the Heartland
Lakota Star Knowledge: Studies in Lakota
Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies
Welsch, Roger L.
Riot and Remembrance: The Tulsa Race War
and Its Legacy
Hirsch, James S.
Miss Peggy Lee: An Autobiography
Funding for the series was provided in part by:
The Cooper Foundation
TierOne Charitable Foundation
Woods Charitable Fund
The Jim and Elaine Wolf Foundations
500+ books to help you feel at home in the Heart of America
North Dakota Book List
Compiled by David Martinson, Lecturer in English, and Thomas Isern, Professor of History, North Dakota State University.
South Dakota Book List
Compiled and updated by Charles Woodard, Distinguished Professor of English, South Dakota State University
Nebraska Book List
Compiled by Michael Tate, Professor of History and Native American Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and updated by Thomas Lynch, Professor of English, and Margaret Jacobs, Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Kansas Book List
Compiled by Tom Averill, Associate Professor of English, Washburn University, and Amy Fleury, Assistant Professor of English, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. Updated by Jim Hoy, Professor of English, Emporia State University, Kansas.
Oklahoma Book List
Compiled by Danney G. Goble, Professor of Classics, University of Oklahoma, and updated by Brad D. Lookingbill, Professor of History, Columbia College, Missouri.
Periodically, the Alliance staff will update the list with new books, always retaining an accessible archive of past titles. Recommendations of new titles might come from the state editors, Alliance partners, or viewers of the site, but state editors and Alliance staff will make the final determination of books to be included.
Ted Kooser, Poet
Department of English, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress