Jerry Apps’ First Book is Being Re-released as 50th Anniversary Edition

Fifty years ago, celebrated storyteller and author Jerry Apps had his first book published – The Land Still Lives – and it was his colleague, Earth Day founder and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who wrote the foreword. 

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press ( is now publishing a 50th-anniversary deluxe edition of the book in a gold-foil-stamped hardcover version that will please Apps fans and nature lovers alike. Featuring Nelson’s original foreword, The Land Still Lives proves that Apps’ stories stand the test of time and that land stewardship will always be crucial. In a new epilogue, Apps updates readers on farm improvements and family changes since the book was first published. A Jerry Apps Day celebration is being planned for April 2020 in his hometown of Wild Rose.