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We’ve recently added to our collection of books about Iowa. Whether you are interested in pioneer women, Templeton Rye, education, Cedar Rapids, the Sioux City plane crash, the Iowa State Fair, or many other topics, we’ve got the Iowa specific book for you! These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 305.896 D996b Title: Bright Radical Star: Black Freedom and White Supremacy on the Hawkeye Frontier Author: Robert R. Dykstra

Call Number: 346.777 W825e Title: Equal Before the Law: How Iowa Led Americans to Marriage Equality Authors: Tom Witosky and Marc Hansen

Call Number: 363.12 G642f Title: Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival Author: Laurence Gonzales
NOTE: This is about the major plane crash in Sioux City in 1989.

Call Number: 364.1 B344g Title: Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots Author: Bryce T. Bauer NOTE: Although the basis of the story is true, some exaggerations have been proved against the company’s marketing campaign in court. Read more:

Call Number: 378.1 F899i Title: Iowa’s Community Colleges: A Collective History of Fifty Years of Accomplishment Editors: Janice Nahra Friedel, Cristobal Salinas Jr., and Zoe Mercedes Thomton

Call Number: 630.74 R225c Title: Carnival in the Countryside: The History of the Iowa State Fair Author: Chris Rasmussen

Call Number: 630.74 U42 Title: The Iowa State Fair Author: Kurt Ullrich

Call Number: 630.92 C331v Title: George Washington Carver: A Life Author: Christina Vella
NOTE: Carver got his college education in Iowa first at Simpson College, later graduating from Iowa State University.

Call Number: 796.812 G115w Title: A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable Author: Dan Gable

Call Number: 973.56 B879r Title: Re-Collecting Black Hawk: Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest Authors: Nicholas A. Brown and Sarah E. Kanouse

Call Number: 977.7 L334b Title: The Brave Ones: Early Iowa Pioneer Women Author: Beverly Larsen

Call Number: 977.7 R223c Title: Czech Village and New Bohemia: History in the Heartland Author: Dave Rasdal

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