Reading: Jon K. Lauck

Jon K. Lauck is the author of several books, including American Agriculture and the Problem of Monopoly: The Political Economy of Grain Belt Farming, 1953-1980 (University of Nebraska Press, 2000), Daschle v. Thune: Anatomy of a High Plains Senate Race (University of Oklahoma Press, 2007), Prairie Republic: The Political Culture of Dakota Territory, 1879-1889 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2010), and The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History (University of Iowa Press, 2013). Lauck’s newest book is From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Regionalism, 1920-1965 (University of Iowa Press, 2017). He is currently serving as an adjunct professor of history and political science at the University of South Dakota, as the Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of Middle West Review, as the series editor of Studies in Midwestern History, and as host of the “Heartland History” podcast. He is the immediate past-president of the Midwestern History Association.

4:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA