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Here at Kirkwood Library Services we like to post from time to time a collection of books recently added to our collection on a particular topic. These books all have a connection to Iowa, including Iowa history, Iowa culture, and Iowa authors. Look for one of these titles the next time you stop by the library. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Check out previous lists of Iowa books from 2014 and 2016.

Call Number: 289.73 N798h 2015 Title: A History of the Amish (3rd edition) Author: Steven M. Nolt

Call Number: 320.473 M739w Title: Why States Matter: An Introduction to State Politics (2nd ed.) Authors: Gary F. Moncrief and Peverill Squire

Call Number: 338.092 T595k Title: An Iowa Farm Boy on Detour: The Story of Henry B. Tippie Author: Margaret O. Kirk

Call Number: 362.3 B279b Title: The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland Author: Dan Barry

Call Number: 363.7 N669n Title: Nature’s allies: Eight Conservationists Who Changed Our World Author: Larry A. Nielsen
NOTE: One of them is Iowan Ding Darling.

Call Number: 364.152 J273m Title: The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery Author: Bill James

Call Number: 394.12 M 449c Title: A Culinary History of Iowa: Sweet Corn, Pork Tenderloins, Maid-Rites and More Author: Darcy Dougherty Maulsby

Call Number: 595.78 A277m Title: Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, A Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution Author: Anurag Agrawal

Call Number: 615.3 R796m Title: Midwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, harvest, and Use 109 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness Author: Lisa M. Rose

Call Number: 788.9 W855f Title: Finding Bix: The Life and Afterlife of a Jazz Legend Author: Brendan Wolfe

Call Number: 791.43 M271i Title: Is This Heaven? The Magic of the Field of Dreams Author: Brett H. Mandel

Call Number: 813.52 K168a Title: Andersonville Author: MacKinlay Kantor

Call Number: CL 813.54 A565k Title: The Kid Who Changed the World Author: Andy Andrews
NOTE: Iowans Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, and George Washington Carver are described in this book.

Call Number: 910.4 B916L Title: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Author: Bill Bryson
NOTE: A memoir about growing up in Des Moines, Iowa in the 1950s.

Call Number: 973.7 P276i Title: An Iowa Solider Writes Home: The Civil War Letters of Union Private Daniel J. Parvin Editor: Phillip A. Hubbart

Call Number: 973.91 H789r Title: Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency Author: Charles Rappleye

Call Number: 973.916 H789w Title: Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times Author: Kenneth Whyte
NOTE: The story of the only President born in Iowa, so far.

Call Number: 977.7B168s Title: The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa in the Civil War Author: Thomas R. Baker

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