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Corrupt Illinois

Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson

Figure Skating in the Formative Years

Singles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

James R. Hines

Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South

White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

A Biography

Michael Hicks

The Real Cyber War

The Political Economy of Internet Freedom

Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski

Heroes and Scoundrels

The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture

Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman

Feminist Writings

Simone de Beauvoir Edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann

Before the Ivy

The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

Laurent Pernot

St. Louis Rising

The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

Sexting Panic

Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent

Amy Adele Hasinoff

Midwest Maize

How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland

Cynthia Clampitt

Ray Bradbury

David Seed

Sounds of the New Deal

The Federal Music Project in the West

Peter Gough

Covering Bin Laden

Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man

Edited by Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait

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Richa Nagar at Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:40:00 CDT — Panel
Cynthia Clampitt at LaSalle Public Library, LaSalle, IL Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:00 CDT — Lecture
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