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  • Iowa place names of Indian origin

    Iowa place names of Indian origin1983

    by Virgil J Vogel

    (2)

    Summary: Is Wapsipinicon just a melodic but meangingless label for a picturesque Iowa river? Or is it a living name rich in historical and cultural associations? It is one of some 200 place names traced to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 VOG 1983 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • From Ackley to Zwingle : a collection of the origins of Iowa place names

    From Ackley to Zwingle : a collection of the origins of Iowa place names1975

    by Harold E. Dilts

    Summary: Includes the origins of the names of the counties, cities, town, villages, and the state itself.

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 DIL 1975 IOWA

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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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  • Heroes among us : memories of twelve Iowa WWII veterans

    Heroes among us : memories of twelve Iowa WWII veterans2002

    (1)

    Summary: Comprised of 12 stories by World War II veterans. These detailed and compelling stories bring a critical time in our history back to life. Editor Jane Cox helps these veterans tell their stories in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: ARCHIVES 940.54 HER 2002

    Locations: Iowa Collection, Archives

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  • Centennial history of Polk County, Iowa

    Centennial history of Polk County, Iowa1997

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.758 CEN 1997 IOWA

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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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  • Illustrated historical atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875.

    Illustrated historical atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875.1970

    by A. T. Andreas

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 AND 1970 IOWA

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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's numbers : 150 years of decennial census data with a glance to the future

    Iowa's numbers : 150 years of decennial census data with a glance to the future2008

    by Willis J Goudy

    Summary: Goudy compiles and comments on the state's numbers that have been tabulated from each federal census since 1850. Aiming at continuity with current data, he includes only those variables that appeared...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 317.77 GOU 2008 IOWA

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  • Camp Dodge

    Camp Dodge2009

    by Mary L Jones

    (9)

    Summary: Using images from Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, depicts history and content encompassing a century at Camp Dodge and its immediate vicinity.

    BOOK

    Call #: ARCHIVES 355.7 JON 2009

    Locations: Iowa Collection, Archives

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  • Des Moines and Polk County : flag on the prairie

    Des Moines and Polk County : flag on the prairie1988

    by Barbara Beving Long

    BOOK

    Call #: ARCHIVES 977.758 LON 1988

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  • Iowa and some Iowans : a bibliography for schools and libraries

    Iowa and some Iowans : a bibliography for schools and libraries1988

    by Betty Jo Buckingham

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 BUC 1988 IOWA

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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

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    Call #: 977.758 AND 1994 IOWA

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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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  • 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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  • Iowa pints : a guide to Iowa breweries

    Iowa pints : a guide to Iowa breweries2014

    by J. Wilson , photographer

    (4)

    BOOK

    Call #: 641.23 WIL 2014 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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  • Hancher vs. Hilton : Iowa's rival university presidents

    Hancher vs. Hilton : Iowa's rival university presidents2016

    by Matt Kuhns

    (2)

    BOOK

    Call #: 378.777 KUH 2016 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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  • 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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  • Covering Iowa : the history of the Des Moines Register and Tribune company, 1849-1985

    Covering Iowa : the history of the Des Moines Register and Tribune company, 1849-19852000

    by William B Friedricks

    (2)

    Summary: Chronicles the guiding principles that shaped the history of the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company for 150 years. This engaging narrative focuses on three interrelated elements: the newspaper's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 071 FRI 2000 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

    (2,524)

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Paddling Iowa : 128 outstanding journeys by canoe and kayak

    Paddling Iowa : 128 outstanding journeys by canoe and kayak2006

    by Nate Hoogeveen

    (17)

    BOOK

    Call #: 797.122 HOO 2012 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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  • Storm Lake : a chronicle of change, resilience, and hope from a heartland newspaper

    Storm Lake : a chronicle of change, resilience, and hope from a heartland newspaper2018

    by Art Cullen

    (276)

    Summary: From a 2017 Pulitzer-winning newspaperman, an unsentimental ode to America's heartland as seen in small-town Iowa -- a story of reinvention and resilience, environmental and economic struggle, and...  more »

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    Call #: 071 CUL 2018 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Vietnam War 50th commemoration : a time to honor : stories of service, duty, and sacrifice.

    Vietnam War 50th commemoration : a time to honor : stories of service, duty, and sacrifice.2017

    Summary: Half a century has passed since the Vietnam War, and 50 years of novels of novels, films, and music have dramatized and mythologized the controversial conflict. But this book approaches the war in a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.7043 VIE 2017 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Country boy, city girl : trials & triumphs during the great depression

    Country boy, city girl : trials & triumphs during the great depression2018

    by Teresa Holmgren

    (2)

    Summary: Inspired by real events, this book is the extraordinary story of two teenagers and their ferocious struggle through extreme circumstances in the historically trying time known as the Great...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HOLMGREN IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Friends, fiction, and food : a collection of book titles, recipes, photos and anecdotes

    Friends, fiction, and food : a collection of book titles, recipes, photos and anecdotes2008

    by Decem Doctae

    Summary: Collection of recipes from the members of Decem Doctae (Ten Learned Women), who met in their Des Moines homes for lunch on the third Thursday of every month. Includes photographs of Des Moines and...  more »

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    Call #: 641.5977 DEC 2008 IOWA

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  • Glimpses : Iowa's rural legacy : recollections and commentary

    Glimpses : Iowa's rural legacy : recollections and commentary2004

    (3)

    Summary: A walk in fields once left in search of "greener" pastures, now again home ... the remembrance of a youngster's first sneaked cigar ... a night of demand and joy for a country veterinarian ......  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 GLI 2004 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Lunch lady land : an illustrated memoir

    Lunch lady land : an illustrated memoir2016

    by Susan Becker , illustrator

    Summary: Following the death of her mother, Sue Becker decides to take a job as the new Food Service Director for the St. Joseph's Elementary School Hot Lunch Program in Bellevue, Iowa. Listening to and...  more »

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    Call #: B BECKER 2016 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Hausfrau honeymoon : love, language, and other misadventures in Germany

    Hausfrau honeymoon : love, language, and other misadventures in Germany2018

    by Beth M. Howard

    (45)

    Summary: By the age of 40, adventure journalist and world traveler, Beth M. Howard, was convinced that no matter what she set her mind to, she could find a way to do it. Nothing, however, had prepared her for...  more »

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    Call #: B HOWARD 2018 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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