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  • Remarkable Iowa women

    Remarkable Iowa women1983

    by Ethel W Hanft

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 HAN 1983 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • The biographical dictionary of Iowa

    The biographical dictionary of Iowa2009

    (7)

    Summary: The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa includes each subject's name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 BIO 2009 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Iowa biographical dictionary : people of all times and all places who have been important to the history and life of the state.

    Iowa biographical dictionary : people of all times and all places who have been important to the history and life of the state.1993

    Summary: Details the lives and activities of people who made history or news in Iowa, even if only by birth or death.

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 IOW 1996 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • The good governor : Robert Ray and the Indochinese refugees of Iowa

    The good governor : Robert Ray and the Indochinese refugees of Iowa2017

    by Matthew R Walsh

    (9)

    Summary: After Americans withdrew from the Vietnam War, Indochinese allies faced imprisonment, torture and death under communist regimes. The Tai Dam, an ethnic group from northern Vietnam, campaigned for...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 WAL 2017 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Journey to autonomy : a memoir

    Journey to autonomy : a memoir1996

    by Louise R. Noun

    (3)

    Summary: Chronicling Noun's struggle for feminism, this memoir not only provides an account of one woman's emerging politics, but shows how the women's movement was affected and in fact created by remarkable women such as Noun.

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.42 NOU 1996 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • The way of Nile C. Kinnick, Jr. : insights, images, and stories of Iowa's 1939 Heisman Trophy Winner

    The way of Nile C. Kinnick, Jr. : insights, images, and stories of Iowa's 1939 Heisman Trophy Winner2018

    by Mark D. Wilson

    (1)

    Summary: Some people deserve to be heroes. A combination of simplicity and courage, honor and compassion, coordination and generosity. 2018 marks the hundredth birthday of one of Iowa's most notable native...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B KINNICK 2018 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Chuck Long : destined for greatness

    Chuck Long : destined for greatness2017

    by Aaron Putze

    (16)

    Summary: A biography of Chuck Long, the Heisman Trophy runner-up quarterback who helped lead a resurgence in the Iowa Hawkeyes football program.

    BOOK

    Call #: B LONG 2017 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world

    The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world2018

    by Charles C. Mann

    (2,580)

    Summary: Presents two influential scientists, William Vogt (1902-1968), and Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), whose diametrically opposed views shaped modern understandings about the environment and related public policies.

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.7 MAN 2018 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Portrait and biographical album of Polk County, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county together with portraits and biographies of all the presidents of the United States and governors of the state.

    Portrait and biographical album of Polk County, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county together with portraits and biographies of all the presidents of the United States and governors of the state.1890

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.758 POR 1995 IOWA

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  • African Americans of Des Moines and Polk County

    African Americans of Des Moines and Polk County2011

    by Honesty Parker

    (6)

    Summary: Although African American pioneers arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, in the early 1860s, the population exploded in the 1880s due to the surrounding coal mines. In the 1860s, the Burns Methodist Episcopal...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.758 PAR IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Pioneers of Polk County, Iowa : and reminiscences of early days

    Pioneers of Polk County, Iowa : and reminiscences of early days1994

    by L. F. Andrews

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.758 AND 1994 IOWA

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  • Annals of Polk County, Iowa, and city of Des Moines

    Annals of Polk County, Iowa, and city of Des Moines1994

    by Will Porter

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.758 POR 1994 IOWA

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  • Murder at the Roosevelt Hotel in Cedar Rapids

    Murder at the Roosevelt Hotel in Cedar Rapids2016

    by Diane Fannon-Langton

    (58)

    Summary: Byron C. Hattman sealed his fate when he checked into the Roosevelt Hotel on December 13, 1948. A maid found his body in a blood-spattered room two days later. An investigation linked him to the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 FAN 2016 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Last man out : Glenn McDole, U.S.M.C., survivor of the Palawan massacre in World War II

    Last man out : Glenn McDole, U.S.M.C., survivor of the Palawan massacre in World War II2004

    by Bob Wilbanks

    (79)

    Summary: Beginning December 8, 1941, this is the story of a young Iowa Marine at the U.S. Navy Yard barracks at Cavite. It continues through the fighting on Corregidor; his capture by the Japanese Imperial...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5472 WIL 2004 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • How to forget : a daughter's memoir

    How to forget : a daughter's memoir2019

    by Kate Mulgrew

    (1,920)

    Summary: In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, Kate Mulgrew takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B MULGREW 2019 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Iowa Confederates in the Civil War

    Iowa Confederates in the Civil War2019

    by David Connon

    Summary: Confederates from Iowa were as unusual as slaves in Dubuque. David Connon shares the intensely human stories of Iowa Confederates in the Civil War. Seventy-six of these men entered the Confederate...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.7477 CON 2019 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Love, Zac : small-town football and the life and death of an American boy

    Love, Zac : small-town football and the life and death of an American boy2020

    by Reid Forgrave

    (240)

    Summary: The story of a young man from Indianola, Iowa who decided to take his own life rather than continue his losing battle against the traumatic brain injuries (CTE) he had sustained as a no-holds-barred...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 617.1 FOR 2020 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Shell games : the life and times of Pearl McGill, industrial spy and pioneer labor activist

    Shell games : the life and times of Pearl McGill, industrial spy and pioneer labor activist2012

    by Jeffrey S. Copeland

    (65)

    Summary: Describes life in the Mississippi river town of Muscatine, Iowa and the pearl button industry through the eyes of a young woman working to create safe working conditions and fair pay for factory...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B MCGILL 2012 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Women and the land

    Women and the land2017

    by Barbara Hall

    (14)

    Summary: Women and the Land takes a look at more than twenty-five women who are impacting Iowa's farmland. Some of them have inherited rural property and are managing the agriculture practices from afar. Some...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 630 HAL 2017 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Eyes on Havana : memoir of an American spy betrayed by the CIA

    Eyes on Havana : memoir of an American spy betrayed by the CIA2018

    by Verne Lyon

    (7)

    Summary: An Iowa boy away at college, Verne Lyon was recruited by the CIA to spy on college professors and fellow students as part of Operation CHAOS, a massive surveillance program at the height of the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 327.12 LYO 2018 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Beyond promises

    Beyond promises2017

    by Ron Corbett

    (3)

    Summary: "Beyond Promises" is a memoir of sorts by Ron Corbett, who became the youngest speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives and who now is finishing up his eighth year as mayor of Iowa's second...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CORBETT 2017 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Maynard 8 miles : a story of family, basketball and triumph in the heartland : the legacy of Carolyn Nicholson and Glenn Borland

    Maynard 8 miles : a story of family, basketball and triumph in the heartland : the legacy of Carolyn Nicholson and Glenn Borland2013

    by Brian J. Borland

    (32)

    Summary: Brian J. Borland was inspired to write this story after visiting his family|s ancestral home of Maynard, Iowa while attending his Grandmother Ruth|s funeral in 2004. He realized that he might never...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.323 BOR 2013 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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