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AIA Guide to Chicago

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

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

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

Fixing Illinois

Politics and Policy in the Prairie State

James D. Nowlan and J. Thomas Johnson

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

Between Two Homelands

Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany

Edited by Hedda Kalshoven

Digital Critical Editions

Edited by Daniel Apollon, Claire Bélisle, and Philippe Régnier

Beyond the White Negro

Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Kimberly Chabot Davis

Julian Hawthorne

The Life of a Prodigal Son

Gary Scharnhorst

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Why the Nazis? A minute with Peter Fritzsche Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of one family living during the tumultuous years of World War Two. The book, which was assembled from family letters by Hedda Kalshoven, gives … Continue reading

Happy “Bird”-day Jazz innovator Charlie “Bird” Parker was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City. Before his death at age 34, Parker transformed jazz with harmonic creativity and complex melodic saxophone lines. Chuck Haddix, author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie … Continue reading

The meaning of Diana Sunday, August 31 marks the seventeenth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. The event became one of those “I remember just where I was when I heard” moments. The car crash that killed her, and the life she lived prior to … Continue reading

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Wayne Everett Goins at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:30:00 CDT — Other
Patrick McBriarty at Michigan Ave. Bridge, Chicago, IL Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:00:00 CDT — Other
William and Jane Anne Moore, Barnes & Noble, DeKalb, IL Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 CDT — Lecture
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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