We lost a valued author and friend of the press recently. David Kyvig died, sadly long before his work was over. David was the author of the Bancroft Award winning book Explicit & Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution 1776-1995 which we published in 1996. At a time when many discuss the shortcomings of the American constitution including the difficulty of amending it, this book is a valuable resource for its exploration of the history of amending the constitution. He continued to be an active scholar working most recently on the history of the apportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives. Not only was David a wonderful scholar he was also a gentleman and a fine person with a wonderful sense of humor. All of us at the Press will miss him.
–Written by Chuck Myers, Director of University Press of Kansas