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Special Event

Book Launch: Great Plains Literature & Great Plains Politics

Opening event for the Nebraska Book Festival

5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68588
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Katie Nieland, (402) 472-3965,
Join the Center for Great Plains Studies for a celebration launching two new titles in the “Discover the Great Plains” series. The authors will give short talks and sign books during this event. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

“Great Plains Politics” by Peter J. Longo
The Great Plains has long been home to unconventional and leading-edge politics, from the fiery Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan to the country’s first female U.S. representative and first female governor to the nation’s only single-house state legislature. Great Plains Politics provides a lively tour of the Great Plains region through the civic and political contributions of its citizens, demonstrating the importance of community in the region.

“Great Plains Literature,” by Linda Ray Pratt, is an exploration of influential literature of the Plains region in both the United States and Canada. It reflects the destruction of the culture of the first people who lived there, the attempts of settlers to conquer the land, and the tragic losses and successes of settlement that are still shaping our modern world of environmental threat, ethnic and racial hostilities, declining rural communities, and growing urban populations.

Additional Public Info:
Parking is usually available in the Que Place parking garage attached to the Center.

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