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The Making of a Sports Media Empire

Travis Vogan

Team Chemistry

The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Nathan Michael Corzine

Wounded Lions

Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, and the Crises in Penn State Athletics

Ronald A. Smith

Herndon on Lincoln


William H. Herndon, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis


French Cat Poems through the Ages

Collected and Translated with an Introduction by Norman R. Shapiro


Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Christen A. Smith

Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera

Italy's Occupation of France

Emanuele Sica

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939

Roger Daniels

Disaster Citizenship

Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Jacob A. C. Remes

Driven by Fear

Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Guenter B. Risse

The Man That Got Away

The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

Walter Rimler

Waging War on War

Peacefighting in American Literature

Giorgio Mariani

Contemporary Plays by African American Women

Ten Complete Works

Edited by Sandra Adell

Latina Lives in Milwaukee

Theresa Delgadillo

The Mormon Church and Blacks

A Documentary History

Edited by Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst

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Jean Snyder at Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie, PA Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:30:00 CST — Lecture/Concert
Tanya Merchant at Washington University in St. Louis, MO Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:00:00 CST — Lecture
Douglas Wilson at The Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:00 CST — Lecture
Jermaine Singleton at Open Books, Chicago, IL Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:00:00 CST — Lecture/Signing
Jean Snyder at Gannon University, Erie, PA Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:30:00 CST — Lecture/Concert
Stephen Wade at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:00:00 CST — Concert
Alan Guebert at Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:00:00 CST — Lecture/Signing
Will Guzman at El Paso Museum of History, El Paso, TX Thu, 18 Feb 2016 19:00:00 CST — Lecture/Signing
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