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  • A Wrestling Lifeby Dan Gable; Scott Schulte

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen NCAA titles? In  A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable , famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career... more...

  • Playing Fansby Paul Booth

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Fans are everywhere: from Fifty Shades of Grey to Veronica Mars, from Comic-Con to sitcom, from niche to Geek Chic, fans are becoming the most visible and important audience of the twenty-first century. For years the media industries ignored fans and fan activities, but now they?re paying attention and a lot of money to develop a whole new wave... more...

  • Dubuque's Forgotten Cemeteryby Robin M. Lillie; Jennifer E. Mack

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    Atop a scenic bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and downtown Dubuque there once lay a graveyard dating to the 1830s, the earliest days of American settlement in Iowa. Though many local residents knew the property had once been a Catholic burial ground, they believed the graves had been moved to a new cemetery in the late nineteenth century in... more...

  • Full Moon at Noontideby Ann Putnam; David Hilfiker; Thomas R. Cole

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Full Moon at Noontide is the story of Ann Putnam?s mother and father and her father?s identical twin, and how they lived together with their courage and their stumblings, as they made their way into old age and then into death. It?s the story of the journey from one twin?s death to the other, of what happened along the way, of what it means to lose... more...

  • Art Quilts the Midwestby Linzee Kull McCray; Astrid Hilger Bennett

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A milestone in perception occurred in 1971, when the Whitney Museum of American Art displayed quilts in a museum setting: Abstract Design in American Quilts bestowed institutional recognition of the artistry inherent in these humble textiles. In subsequent decades, quilting?s popularity exploded. Some who took up quilting created pieced quilts that... 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 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...

  • A Lucky American Childhoodby Paul Engle; Albert E. Stone

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 24.95

    More than any other individual, Paul Engle was the spirited force behind the creative writing workshops now so abundant in America. His indomitable nature, enthusiasm, and great persuasive powers, coupled with his distinguished reputation as a poet, loomed large behind the founding of the influential Iowa Writers' Workshop.   A Lucky American... more...

  • A Place Of Senseby Michael Martone

    University of Iowa Press 1988; US$ 25.95

    Collected here are essays by Louise Erdrich, Michael Rosen, Gary Comstock, Mary Swander and Jane Staw, David Hamilton, Janet Kauffman, Douglas Bauer, and Michael Martone. Sixteen black-and-white photographs by David Plowden illustrate the sweeping territory covered in the essays. Together they bring a new understanding of the moods, emotions,... more...