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  • The Archaeological Guide to Iowaby William E. Whittaker; Lynn M. Alex; Mary De La Garza

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    William E. Whittaker is a research archaeologist at the Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa. The author of many scholarly articles on Iowa archaeology and history, he is also the editor of Frontier Forts of Iowa (Iowa, 2009) and the Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society . Thousands of his photographs of the remains of small... more...

  • Study for Necessityby JoEllen Kwiatek

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    JoEllen Kwiatek ?s first book, Eleven Days Before Spring, was published by HarperCollins (1994). Among her awards and grants is a Pushcart Prize. She lives in West Valley, New York. more...

  • The Rainy Seasonby Maggie Messitt

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    An independent narrative and immersion journalist, Maggie Messitt has spent the last decade reporting from inside underserved communities in southern Africa and middle America. Typically focused on complex issues through the lens of every day life, her work is deeply invested in rural regions, social justice, and environmental sustainability. A... more...

  • Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands, 2nd editionby Sylvan T. Runkel; Dean M Roosa; Thomas Rosburg; Arnold van der Valk

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Originally published in 1999, Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands was the first book to focus on the beauty and diversity of the wetland plants that once covered 1.5 million acres of Iowa. Now this classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and all-new photographs, just as Iowa?s wetlands are getting the respect... more...

  • Running to the Fireby Tim Bascom

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Tim Bascom is the author of the novel Squatters? Rites , the essay collection The Comfort Trap , and the memoir Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia , which won the Bakeless Literary Prize in Nonfiction. Excerpts from Chameleon Days won the Editor?s Prize from The Missouri Review and were included in The Best American Travel Writing... more...

  • Dreaming Out Loudby Horace Porter

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Dreaming Out Loud brings together essays by many of the most well-known and respected African American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, discussing various aspects of the vocation, craft, and art of writing fiction. Though many of the writers included here are also accomplished poets, essayists, and playwrights, this collection... more...

  • A Country So Full of Gameby James J. Dinsmore; Mark Muller

    University of Iowa Press 1994; US$ 32.95

    Indian agent Joseph Street said it well in 1833 when he described his trip across Iowa: ?I had never rode through a country so full of game.? In the early 1800s Iowa's deep soil, free-flowing rivers and streams, and favorable climate had combined to produce the welcoming habitats that supported a surprising variety of animals. In his engaging, intelligent... more...

  • A Damned Iowa Greyhoundby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00

    William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. His diary and his correspondence with his family in Van Buren... more...

  • A Hero Perishedby Paul Baender

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 29.95

    A Hero Perished tells Nile Kinnick's story. This grandson of an Iowa governor, the son of parents who disciplined him to strive for his measure of greatness, became a Heisman Trophy winner and national celebrity through a combination of talent and circumstance. Following his college successes, Kinnick began legal study to prepare for a political... more...

  • A Literary History of Iowaby Clarence A. Andrews

    University of Iowa Press 1972; US$ 29.95

    Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from... more...