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  • Oddball Iowaby Jerome Pohlen

    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...

  • Iowa History Readerby Marvin Bergman

    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...

  • Prairie City, Iowaby Douglas Bauer

    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...

  • The Farm at Holstein Dipby Carroll Engelhardt

    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,... more...

  • Others Had It Worseby Vetra Melrose Padget Covert; Chris D. Baker

    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...

  • Quiet Places of Massachusettsby Michael J. Tougias

    Hunter Publishing 1996; US$ 15.00

    Quiet Places offers you the chance to venture down that 'road not taken.' Accompany native New Englander Michael Tougias down back roads and across fields to secret fishing holes, little-known historic sites, and tiny hamlets. Explore everything from the northern Berkshires and towns along the Housatonic to the trails through Sturbridges Tantiusques... more...

  • J.K. Lasser's New Tax Law Simplified 2011by Barbara Weltman

    Wiley 2010; US$ 16.95

    Straightforward explanations of the new tax laws Things have changed radically in the world of housing, education, employment, health care, and other areas where a firm understanding of taxes can benefit you financially. While these changes can, and will, have a dramatic effect on taxpayers, all is not lost. J.K. Lasser provides the tips and tools... more...

  • A Secret To Be Burriedby Judy Nolte Lensink

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 42.95

    The sound of nineteenth-century women, once thought lost to us, is alive because ordinary women like Emily Hawley Gillespie gave voice to their thoughts in diaries. This condensed version of the 2,500-page journals of Emily Gillespie, faithfully written from 1858 to 1888, is a detailed account of rural Iowa life. More than this, it contains the... more...

  • Sarah's Seasonsby Martha Moore Davis

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 22.95

    “Have you ever kept a diary?” With that question author Martha Davis sets out on her journey into the quietly remarkable life of an Old Order Amish woman know to us as Sarah Fisher. Sarah not only kept a diary but welcomed Martha to read it and to view the world through her eyes. The even, peaceful tenor of Sarah's diary entries and the... more...

  • This State of Wondersby John Kent Folmar

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 29.95

    When the John Hugh Williams family immigrated to Homer, Iowa, in the 1850s, they had six children, ranging in age from five to twenty. Suddenly land poor, in debt, and caught in the Panic of '57, they sent their eldest son, James, to Georgia to work and add to the family income. The seventy-five letters collected here represent the family's... more...