Historical Society Press named best by True West magazine

The South Dakota Historical Society Press was recently named Best Regional Western History Publisher by True West magazine.

"For those who love the West, its culture and people, its natural wonders and communities . . . the trend foretells a positive future,” writes Stuart Rosebrook, senior editor of True West, who developed his annual “Best of the West” list as a counterpoint to the idea that the book industry is in decline because of a digital age. “Embrace it;” he continues, “we are the beneficiaries of one of the greatest revolutionary moments in communications and publishing in history.”

Among the books published by the press with a western theme are “Controlled Recklessness: Ed Lemmon and the Open Range” by Nathan Sanderson, “Ho! For the Black Hills: Captain Jack Crawford Reports the Black Hills Gold Rush and Great Sioux War” edited by Paul L. Hedren and two books by James D. McLaird: “Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane: Deadwood Legends” and “Hugh Glass: Grizzly Survivor.” The South Dakota Historical Society Press is a program of the South Dakota State Historical Society, located at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

The South Dakota Historical Society Press continues its legacy of scholarly publishing, in an effort to reach out to readers nationally and abroad to share the history and culture of the Northern Great Plains. Find out more online at sdhspress.com and through social media on Facebook and Twitter (@SDHSPress). Contact the press by calling 605-773-6009 or emailing info@sdhspress.com. Read the entire “Best of the West” list at truewestmagazine.com.

About the South Dakota State Historical Society
The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing and administrative/development offices. Call 605-773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.