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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

An Illinois Sampler

Teaching and Research on the Prairie

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

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

Fixing Illinois

Politics and Policy in the Prairie State

James D. Nowlan and J. Thomas Johnson

Blues All Day Long

The Jimmy Rogers Story

Wayne Everett Goins

Terence Davies

Michael Koresky

Virtual Homelands

Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Madhavi Mallapragada

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

Maithil Women's Tales

Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Coralynn V. Davis

Germaine Dulac

A Cinema of Sensations

Tami Williams

Aaron Jay Kernis

Leta E. Miller

NFL Football

A History of America's New National Pastime

Richard C. Crepeau

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The Barb sinks a carrier Seventy years ago today, the American submarine USS Barb torpedoed the Japanese carrier Unyo in the South China Sea, one of the legendary feats of the famed sub and its skipper, Eugene B. Fluckey. In Thunder Below, Fluckey puts us in … Continue reading

New in paperback: two titles examine Civil War era secrets Two UIP titles are available in paperback editions today. A Secret Society History of the Civil War Were the forces that drove the United States to civil war prompted by secret organizations such as the Brotherhood of the Union? Mark A. … Continue reading

Sci Fi Friday: “I’m not a Science Fiction writer” John Brunner wrote about robots, space exploration, far-off planets and technology that ws yet to exist. In 1968, his Stand on Zanzibar won the Hugo award for best science fiction novel. He didn’t like the “sci-fi” label, though. “For me the … Continue reading

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Events Calendar

William and Jane Anne Moore, Barnes & Noble, DeKalb, IL Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 CDT — Lecture
Larry and Alaina Kanfer at Larry Kanfer Gallery, Champaign, IL Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:00:00 CDT — Book Release Event
Jim Rooney at Howlin' Books, Nashville, TN Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:00 CDT — Reading/Signing
Wanda Hendricks at Carter G. Woodson Library, Chicago, IL Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:00:00 CDT — Lecture
Stephen Wade at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 CDT — Presentation
Conference on Illinois History Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:00:00 CDT
Stephen Wade at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:00:00 CDT — Presentation
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