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Ray Bradbury Unbound

Jonathan R. Eller

An Illinois Sampler

Teaching and Research on the Prairie

Edited by Mary-Ann Winkelmes and Antoinette Burton with Kyle Mays

Yankee Twang

Country and Western Music in New England

Clifford R. Murphy

Chicagoscapes

Larry Kanfer with Alaina Kanfer

The Civil War Diary of Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy

The Original Manuscript Edition

Gideon Welles Edited by William E. Gienapp and Erica L. Gienapp

Blues All Day Long

The Jimmy Rogers Story

Wayne Everett Goins

Roots of the Revival

American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson

Winning the War for Democracy

The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

David Lucander

AIA Guide to Chicago

American Institute of Architects Chicago Edited by Alice Sinkevitch and Laurie McGovern Petersen

Mushrooms of the Midwest

Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven

Exploring Nature in Illinois

A Field Guide to the Prairie State

Michael Jeffords and Susan Post

Fixing Illinois

Politics and Policy in the Prairie State

James D. Nowlan and J. Thomas Johnson

Germaine Dulac

A Cinema of Sensations

Tami Williams

Terence Davies

Michael Koresky

Aaron Jay Kernis

Leta E. Miller

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International Bluegrass Music Association Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:00 CDT
Heartland Fall Forum Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:30:00 CDT
International Bluegrass Music Association Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:00:00 CDT
International Bluegrass Music Association Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:00:00 CDT
Jonathan Eller at MPCA/ACA Conference, Indianapolis, IN Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:00:00 CDT — Lecture
International Bluegrass Music Association Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:00:00 CDT
William and Jane Ann Moore at Lovejoy Homestead, Princeton, IL Sat, 04 Oct 2014 15:00:00 CDT — Book Release Event
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