Other notable Kansas books and authors

"Four Centuries in Kansas" by Bliss Isely

"Kansas: A Pictorial History" by Robert W. Richmond

"War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861" by Thomas Goodrich

"A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans" by William E. Connelley

"Coronado and Quivira" by Paul A. Jones

"A Kansas Year" by Mike Blair

"The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots" by Bob Gress

"Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas" by Michael John Haddock

"Moon Over Manifest" by Clare Vanderpool , the most recent winner of the Newbery Medal

"Charlatan: The Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam" by Pope Brock

Beat writer William Burroughs

Poems by Jonathan Holden , the first Kansas poet laureate

Psychiatry pioneer Karl Menninger

Novels of the Wild West by Paul Wellman

Novels and travel books by Gaylord Dold

Novels and stories by Antonya Nelson

Novels and stories by Thomas Fox Averill

Novels by Laura Moriarty

Mysteries by Nancy Pickard

Novels by James Lee Burke

Who else?

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