Launched nearly four decades ago as a publishing company dedicated to what founder Nick Lyons described as a lifestyle of “responsible outdoor sport,” Lyons Press has evolved into a leading publisher of high-quality books on fishing and hunting, nature, animals, military history, American history, and sports.
At Lyons Press, we operate under the watch of such patron saints as Theodore Roosevelt and Ted Williams: Roosevelt as the American legend, Rough Rider, crime- and corruption-buster, one of our greatest presidents, champion of hunting and conservation, and sports enthusiast; Williams as the baseball great, legendary fly fisherman, fighter pilot in two wars, and iconic American figure.
Our recent New York Times bestsellers include: The Opening Kickoff by Dave Revsine, a fascinating chronicle of football’s formative years called; Dogs I Have Met and the People They Found by Ken Foster, which celebrates the inspiring transformations that take place at the intersection between mankind and dog; and Blood Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys—The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance by Lisa Alther.
The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez was a National Book Award Finalist, and Jay Kopelman’s From Baghdad with Love won critical acclaim for its depiction of a Marine in Iraq and the scruffy puppy he saves--and who likewise saves him.
Our fishing, hunting, and wildlife conservation books, both instructional and narrative, are treasured by readers, and we maintain publishing relationships with Orvis, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, and other notable outdoors organizations. We are the publisher of the seminal The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide and Jon Krakauer’s classic Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains.
We publish classic military history titles like A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson and The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz; riveting historical crime titles like The Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon and Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin by Gerard Helferich; and important American history like Scott Farris’s Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation and Chris DeRose’s The Presidents’ War, which details Abraham Lincoln’s dealings with his five presidential predecessors.