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The Perfect Life

by Kai White

With irony and empathy, Peter Stitt takes us through his literary past, framing memories within the tropes and personal tragedies of canonical poets. This collection of essays provides a glimpse into the mind of the founding editor of... Read More

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Yellowstone, Land of Wonders

by Kai White

Nineteenth century narrative takes us back to Yellowstone’s days of discovery with poetic language evoking the high country. Jules Leclercq explored Yellowstone by horseback and foot during a ten-day trip in 1883. Yellowstone, Land of... Read More

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Bay Bridge

by Kai White

Bay Bridge architect uses his intimate knowledge to detail the technical, political, and geographical hurdles involved in construction of the historic span. Author and illustrator Donald MacDonald evokes all the mythic splendor and... Read More

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River Bend Chronicle

by Kai White

Ben Miller’s "River Bend Chronicle" contains 472 pages of circuitous, dense, and nonchronological essays harboring geodes of insight carried along by a cast of characters ranging from riotous to pitiful. Framing this autobiographical... Read More

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Wild Delicate Seconds

by Kai White

For those who have lived in a landscape that is shared with wild animals, "Wild Delicate Seconds" will conjure the transcendent moments that occur between wildlife and humans. In a collection of “micro-essays,” Charles Finn describes... Read More

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The Mightier Hudson

by Kai White

"The Mightier Hudson" opens with a picturesque description of a smiling, diverse group of pedestrians crossing the Walkway Over the Hudson, a “linear park in the sky,” and an example of recent revitalization along the river’s... Read More

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The Plains Political Tradition

by Kai White

South Dakota’s unique political culture is examined in this collection of twelve scholarly essays that address the state’s sociopolitical dynamics. Editors Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller and Donald C. Simmons, Jr. have all written... Read More

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Millenial Momentum

by Kai White

“Which path the United States ultimately takes will be determined by the Millennial Generation’s willingness to engage in a vast civic endeavor to remake America and its institutions and the willingness of the rest of the country to... Read More

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