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Waiting for Buddy Guy

Chicago Blues at the Crossroads

Alan Harper

Music in the Age of Anxiety

American Music in the Fifties

James Wierzbicki

Prairie Crossing

Creating an American Conservation Community

John Scott Watson

The Essential Guide to Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat

Cathy Cripps, Vera Evenson, and Michael Kuo


The Making of a Sports Media Empire

Travis Vogan

Team Chemistry

The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Nathan Michael Corzine

Wounded Lions

Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, and the Crises in Penn State Athletics

Ronald A. Smith

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939

Roger Daniels


French Cat Poems through the Ages

Collected and Translated with an Introduction by Norman R. Shapiro


Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Christen A. Smith

Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera

Italy's Occupation of France

Emanuele Sica

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The War Years, 1939-1945

Roger Daniels

Disaster Citizenship

Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Jacob A. C. Remes

Driven by Fear

Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Guenter B. Risse

The Man That Got Away

The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

Walter Rimler

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Douglas Wilson at The Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:00 CST — Lecture
Jermaine Singleton at Open Books, Chicago, IL Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:00:00 CST — Lecture/Signing
Jean Snyder at Gannon University, Erie, PA Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:30:00 CST — Lecture/Concert
Sonja Williams at St Augustine Public Library, St Augustine, FL Wed, 17 Feb 2016 12:30:00 CST — Reading/Signing
David Lucander at Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:00:00 CST — Lecture
Stephen Wade at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:00:00 CST — Concert
Alan Guebert at Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:00:00 CST — Lecture/Signing
Sonja Williams at Flagler College, St Augustine, FL Thu, 18 Feb 2016 19:00:00 CST — Reading/Signing
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