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AIA Guide to Chicago

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

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

Exploring Nature in Illinois

A Field Guide to the Prairie State

Michael Jeffords and Susan Post

Mushrooms of the Midwest

Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven

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

The Europeanization of Cinema

Interzones and Imaginative Communities

Randall Halle

Islanders in the Empire

Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai‘i

JoAnna Poblete

Jean Toomer

Race, Repression, and Revolution

Barbara Foley

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Birthday trivia: The Bradbury Zone Ray Bradbury, born on August 22, 1920, is known for his breakthrough novels such as Fahrenheit 451.  As Jonathan R. Eller writes in Ray Bradbury Unbound, the author also made an impact in television and film. Bradbury only wrote one episode of … Continue reading

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Jim Rooney at Strafford Town House, Strafford, VT Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:00:00 CDT — Other
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Wanda Hendricks at Carter G. Woodson Library, Chicago, IL Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:00:00 CDT — Lecture
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