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- 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...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Iowa has the reputation of being one big corn field, so you may be surprised to learn it boasts a rich crop of recorded archaeological sites as well?approximately 27,000 at last count. Some are spectacular, such as the one hundred mounds at Sny Magill in Effigy Mounds National Monument, while others consist of old abandoned farmsteads or small scatters... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Insider's Guide 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...
- 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...
- Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 15.99
Iowa Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Iowa Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Iowa that... 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 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...