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- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 27.50
Robin M. Lillie has worked as skeletal biologist for the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist Burials Program since 1989. Her primary responsibilities are the analysis of prehistoric human skeletal remains and assisting the Burials Program Director with the protection of Iowa?s ancient burials. Her interest in human skeletal remains... more...
- 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...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
The harmony between great castles and their ornamental grounds is rarely seen in such a perfect form as at Johnstown Castle. The gardens and grounds were designed by Daniel Robertson, of Powerscourt fame, and they provide the perfect setting for this turreted, battlemented castle of gleaming silver-grey ashlar. The castle itself was home to two prominent... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99
This zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine. Leaving out the traditional scenic trips to the Mississippi River bluffs and the Amana Colonies, this guide will take the adventurous traveler to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, the home of the "Lonely Goat Herder"... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 44.95
Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa?s history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 19.95
Weary from the journalistic treadmill of "going from one assignment to the next, like an itinerant fieldworker moving to his harvests" and healing from a divorce, Douglas Bauer decided it was time to return to his hometown. Back in Prairie City, he helped on his father's farm, scooped grains at the Co-op, and tended bar at the Cardinal. The resultant... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 22.00
Carroll Engelhardt?s parents grew up in homes without electricity on farms without tractors and began farming in the same way. As a farm boy in northeastern Iowa, he thought that history happened only to important people in earlier times and more exotic places. After decades of teaching, he at last perceived that history happens to us all, and he... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 17.50
In 1977, while studying journalism at the University of Iowa, Chris Baker gave his grandmother a notebook and asked her to write about her childhood. Years later, long after her death in 1990, he found the tattered yellow notebook. In twenty-nine handwritten pages, the woman he knew as Grandma Covert had recorded her younger life in rural Iowa between... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 15.99
Written by a parent, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family Massachusetts leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, festivals, parks, and much more. Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and... more...
- The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2013; US$ 17.99
Insiders' Guide to Massachusetts is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Bay State. Written by a local, and true insider, Insiders' Guide to Massachusetts offers a personal and practical perspective of the state that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover... more...