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  • Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corpsby Kay Rippelmeyer

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Many recognize Giant City State Park as one of the premier recreation spots in southern Illinois, with its unspoiled forests, glorious rock formations, and famous sandstone lodge. But few know the park?s history or are aware of the remarkable men who struggled to build it. Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps: A History in... more...

  • Growing Up in a Land Called Egyptby Cleo Caraway

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    In Growing Up in a Land Called Egypt: A Southern Illinois Family Biography , author Cleo Caraway fondly recalls how she and her siblings came of age on the family farm in the 1930s and 1940s. Like many others, the Caraways were affected by the economic hardships of the Great Depression, but Cleo’s parents strived to shelter her and her... more...

  • It Happened in Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In this collection of articles describing the people, places, and folkways of southern Illinois, John W. Allen provides entertaining and informative glimpses into the region’s past. Included here are sketches of the early pioneering days when wolves were literally chased from the door, stories about the many Indian artifacts discovered among... more...

  • Land of Big Riversby M. J. Morgan

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 26.50

    Drawing on research from a variety of academic fields, such as archaeology, history, botany, ecology, and physical science, M. J. Morgan explores the intersection of people and the environment in early eighteenth-century Illinois Country—a stretch of fecund, alluvial river plain along the Mississippi river. Arguing against the traditional... more...

  • Legends and Lore of Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In the 1950s and ‘60s, John W. Allen told the people of southern Illinois about themselves—about their region, its history, and its folkways—in his series of newspaper articles, “It Happened in Southern Illinois.” Each installment of the series depicted a single item of interest—a town, a building, an enterprise,... more...

  • The State of Southern Illinoisby Herbert K. Russell

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    In The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History , Herbert K. Russell offers fresh interpretations of a number of important aspects of Southern Illinois history. Focusing on the area known as “Egypt,” the region  south of U.S. Route 50 from Salem south to Cairo, he begins his book with the earliest geologic formations and... more...

  • Once a King, Always a Kingby Reymundo Sanchez

    Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    This riveting sequel to My Bloody Life traces Reymundo Sanchez?s struggle to create a “normal? life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto “once a king, always a king? rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life... more...

  • Home Front Girlby Joan Wehlen Morrison; Susan Signe Morrison

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Wednesday, December 10, 1941 ?Hitler speaks to Reichstag tomorrow. We just heard the first casualty lists over the radio. . . . Lots of boys from Michigan and Illinois. Oh my God! . . . Life goes on though. We read our books in the library and eat lunch, bridge, etc. Phy. Sci. and Calculus. Darn Descartes. Reading Walt Whitman now.?   This... more...

  • Looking Backwardby Walter Roth

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    The history of Jews in Chicago is a fascinating, complex and largely unknown story. Thanks to the unstinting efforts of Walter Roth, much of this history has been preserved. Now, for the first time, this material has been distilled into a single volume, chronicling events and people from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II. There... more...

  • Top 10 Chicagoby Elisa Kronish; Elaine Glusac

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    Whether you're looking for the the loveliest parks and beaches on Lake Michigan, the liveliest jazz and blues joints, or hottest restaurants, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Chicago will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. The fully updated guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations... more...