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Jon K. Lauck is Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator John Thune of South Dakota. An attorney and a professional historian, Lauck is the author of several books, including The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History (University of Iowa Press, 2013), and Prairie Republic: The Political Culture of Dakota Territory, 1879-1889 (OUP, 2010).
Jon Lauck explores the intriguing political history of the so-called East River country of present-day South Dakota. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by Paul
"Prairie Republic" was a very refreshing book. It is deeply researched (an insane amount of footnotes) and the product of much hard thinking. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Jake Jarmel
Good books about the prairie and plains of this country are quite rare and big ones, like Webb's "The Great Plains," only come along once in a while. Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by Peacock