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In a piano factory tucked away in Richmond, Indiana, Gennett Records produced thousands of records featuring obscure musicians from hotel orchestras and backwoods fiddlers to the future icons of jazz, blues, country music, and rock 'n' roll. While Gennett Records was overshadowed by competitors such as Victor and Columbia, few record companies documented the birth of America's grassroots music as thoroughly as this small-town label. In this newly revised and expanded edition of Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy, Rick Kennedy shares anecdotes from musicians, employees, and family members to trace the colorful history of one of America's most innovative record companies.

In the s young artists "discovered" quilts and began experimenting with contemporary styles. Today quilt art is a staple of art exhibits nationwide. This handsomely illustrated introduction provides a useful guide to the contemporary art of quilting for quilters and collectors alike. The book illustrates the various styles of quilt art, introduces both established and emerging artists, and discusses aspects of their art as well as the process of quilt making.

The reader will learn where to find the work of the best artists, and how to work directly with them when commissioning a quilt. Kate Lenkowsky gives an overview of exhibition and marketing opportunities and lists art quilt organizations at the national, regional, and local levels. Collectors will find a guide to resources on the conservation of textiles and options for displaying quilts in the home and elsewhere.

From the early s through the s, the scenic hill country of Brown County, Indiana was home to a flourishing colony of artists who migrated there from urban areas of the Midwest. The Artists of Brown County is the classic book on the history of this remarkable art colony. Throughout his prolific career, John Mellencamp has performed more than twenty Top 40 hits, has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hits like "Jack and Diane," "Small Town," and "Cherry Bomb" are iconic American songs that have played an important role in defining midwestern music and developing the rock genre. Despite his critical and commercial success, however, the rough guy from a small town writing songs about everything he "learned about living" is often omitted from the ranks of America's songwriting elite. This first serious biography of the legendary musician will charm fans and music enthusiasts who are interested in the development of roots rock and Americana music.

In his life and in his music, Cole Porter was "the top"—the pinnacle of wit, sophistication, and success. His songs—"I Get a Kick Out of You," "Anything Goes," and hundreds more—were instant pop hits, and their musical and emotional depths have made them lasting standards.

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William McBrien has captured the creator of these songs, whose life was not merely one of wealth and privilege. A prodigal young man, Porter found his emotional anchor in a long, loving, if sexless marriage, a relationship he repeatedly risked with a string of affairs with men. His last eighteen years were marked by physical agony but also unstinting artistic achievement, including the great Hollywood musicals "High Society," "Silk Stockings," and "Kiss Me Kate" recently and very successfully revived on Broadway.

Here, at last, is a life that informs the great music and lyrics through illuminating glimpses of the hidden, complicated, private man. Among the many Indiana artists who have settled in Brown County, the potters of Nashville make up a distinctive group. Clay Times Three showcases industrious potters, decorators, and shop owners who have made their living in the area.

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The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs of individual pieces, including historical images by famed Nashville photographer Frank Hohenberger. Pottery collectors everywhere will relish this delightful volume. While this first-of-its-kind book focuses on Indiana women specifically, its stories offer excellent insights into the culture and values of the greater Midwest, and the nation at large, in the decades before and after the turn of the twentieth century.

Rachel Berenson Perry. First published in , and now available for Indiana's bicentennial, this account of the life and work of T. Steele, one of Indiana's most renowned artists, includes a new essay on the life of his second wife, Selma Neubacher Steele by Hoosier art authority Rachel Bereson Perry. This revised edition of what has become a classic of the painter's life and career includes approximately seventy-five Steele paintings from the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indiana Museum of Art, Indiana University Art Museum, and private collections.

Steele , the eighth volume in the Indiana Historical Society Press's youth biography series, traces the path of Steele s career as an artist from his early studies in Germany to his determination to paint what he knew best, the Indiana landscape. Ottis Adams, became a member of the renowned Hoosier Group and became a leader in the development of Midwestern art. In addition to creating artwork, Steele wrote and gave lectures, served on numerous art juries to select paintings and prizes for national and international exhibitions, and helped organize pioneering art associations and societies.

Though known today primarily for his landscapes, Steele was an accomplished and sought-after portrait artist. From to the Steeles spent the spring season at their Brown County property and wintered in Indianapolis. In Steele became artist in residence and an honorary professor at Indiana University. This book chronicles the Society of Western Artists from its inception in to its last sponsored exhibit in Louis, and Cincinnati, the annual traveling exhibition enhanced the stature of the work of Western artists through exposure to a wider public and by garnering reviews in the nation's art periodicals.

A founding and active member of the society, Hoosier Group artist T. Steele executed some of his best landscape works during the years the society was active. Rachel Berenson Perry examines Steele's thoughts on plein air painting, his role as a catalyst for the development of regional Midwest impressionism and the Brown County Art Colony, his painting techniques, and his unwavering devotion to nature.

The volume features 60 color reproductions of artworks by the society's major artists, complete annual catalog listings, and original exhibition reviews. Closely associated with artists such as T. Steele and J. Ottis Adams, William J. Forsyth studied at the Royal Academy in Munich then returned home to paint what he knew best—the Indiana landscape. It proved a rewarding subject. His paintings were exhibited nationally and received major awards.

Drawing on his personal letters and other sources, Rachel Berenson Perry discusses Forsyth and his art and offers fascinating insights into his personality, his relationships with his students, and his lifelong devotion to teaching and educating the public about the importance of art. This collection of ideas and lesson plans will help classroom and homeschool teachers integrate art into their general curriculum. These inventive and effective methods use the visual arts to inspire creative writing and drama; explore math, music, science, and history; and cultivate critical thinking skills.

Art instructors will learn strategies for incorporating other areas of study into the art classroom. Ranging from thought-provoking suggestions to concrete, hands-on lesson plans, these activities include an extensive resource list for classroom teachers without an art background. Order No. The work of 12 contemporary Indiana women artists whose works blend physical, intellectual, and emotional intensity.

Featured are 16 black and white illustrations and 23 color plates. Interviews, oral history narratives on tape, and the opening of old scrapbooks that held visual memories of long-gone days were unselfishly shared to create this history of jazz and dance music.

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He remains, for millions, the voice of heartland America, eternal counterpoint to the urban sensibility of Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Now, trumpeter and historian Richard M. Sudhalter has penned the first book-length biography of the man Alec Wilder hailed as "the most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented of all the great songwriters--the greatest of the great craftsmen. In all, Stardust Melody offers a richly textured portrait of one of our greatest musical figures, an inspiring American icon. The work of four African American artists with shared Indiana roots is shown in work ranging from impressionism and social realism to cubism and abstract expressionism.

A lavishly illustrated history, Opera for All Seasons captures the excitement, hard work, and talent that distinguish each performance and that have made IU Opera Theater what it is today. Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard illuminates the meaning of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman's life and the environmental and cultural significance of the plant he propagated. Creating a startling new portrait of the eccentric apple tree planter, William Kerrigan carefully dissects the oral tradition of the Appleseed myth and draws upon material from archives and local historical societies across New England and the Midwest.

The character of Johnny Appleseed stands apart from other frontier heroes like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, who employed violence against Native Americans and nature to remake the West. His apple trees, nonetheless, were a central part of the agro-ecological revolution at the heart of that transformation. Yet men like Chapman, who planted trees from seed rather than grafting, ultimately came under assault from agricultural reformers who promoted commercial fruit stock and were determined to extend national markets into the West.

Over the course of his life, John Chapman was transformed from a colporteur of a new ecological world to a curious relic of a pre-market one. A Living Jazz Legend, musician and composer David Baker has made a distinctive mark on the world of music in his nearly year career—as player chiefly on trombone and cello , composer, and educator.

A man from modest beginnings whose talents, ideals, ambitions, and limitations led him to positions of prestige and influence as a journalist, orator, political advisor, historian, and diplomat. Political Warrior tells the story of a driven, controversial, and successful Republican leader--L. Drawing on 66 interviews with both friends and adversaries, Huseland sprinkles this exhaustive biography with more than 40 sidebar anecdotes that capture the foibles of a political leader obsessing to make a difference.

Homer E. Lacking any formal education beyond high school, Capehart was a self-made millionaire by the s. Turning to politics, he made a career out of opposition to big government and support for an anti-interventionist foreign policy. Simine Short French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute designed America's two largest stockyards, created innovative and influential structures such as the Kansas City Bridge over the previously "unbridgeable" Missouri River, and was a passionate aviation pioneer whose collaborative approach to aeronautical engineering problems encouraged other experimenters, including the Wright brothers.

Drawing on rich archival material and exclusive family sources, Locomotive to Aeromotive is the first detailed examination of Chanute's life and his immeasurable contributions to engineering and transportation, from the ground transportation revolution of the mid-nineteenth century to the early days of aviation. Aviation researcher and historian Simine Short brings to light in colorful detail many previously overlooked facets of Chanute's professional and personal life.

For too long, Gehring argues, Dean has been totally confused with the troubled teenager he played in movies, most powerfully in the classic Rebel with a Cause The real Dean was a hardworking actor equipped with a clear agenda for success. The biography examines how Dean consciously posed as an angst-ridden youth. In this classic book, Nick Salvatore offers a major reevaluation of Eugene V. Debs, the movements he launched, and his belief in American Socialism as an extension of the nation's democratic traditions.

With strong family support, he managed to beat the odds, graduating with distinction from Indiana University, finishing law school after a rough start, and maturing into a successful attorney and officeholder. Yet there was more in store for Roy. How he coped with and eventually overcame this debilitating affliction is a compelling part of his story. The experience steeled him to meet future crises with wisdom, perspective, and grit. An inspiring true story, Valor is also a significant and original contribution to the social, ethnic, and political history of Indiana.

Documenting this historian's work during the s for free public libraries, enacting a new city charter, preserving the language of the Miami Indians, and ensuring the purity of the ballot box. In the fall of , Alice Gray traded her life in Chicago for a solitary journey in the remote sand hills of northwest Indiana along Lake Michigan. Living in a fisherman's shack, she measured herself against nature rather than society's rigid conventions.

Her audacity so bewitched reporters and a curious public that she became a legend in her own time--she became "Diana of the Dunes. Who was Alice Gray? Why did this Phi Beta Kappa scholar leave Chicago? What happened to her soul mate, Paul Wilson? In this first-ever book about Diana of the Dunes, the mystery of Alice Gray is revealed by those who knew her and through new research.

Excerpts from her dunes diary are published here for the first time since In these pages, rediscover the legend of Diana of the Dunes In an age when many in public life enshrined selfishness and espoused laissez-faire, Harrison believed that government had a responsibility to act for the public good. A devout Presbyterian, he held a deep conviction that both men and nations are judged by their deeds. The national government, he believed, had an obligation to pursue policies to promote economic growth and equity.

In an era when most chief executives deferred to Capitol Hill, Harrison was an engaged legislative president, working closely with Congress to fashion and enact a host of landmark laws. Similarly, he gave close personal attention to foreign affairs. He expanded trade, revitalized the navy, guided the country through a series of crises, and won new respect for America from foreign powers, great and small. The voters denied him reelection, but Harrison nonetheless left to his successors a glimpse of the great potential of presidential energy.

Owens traces Harrison's political career as secretary of the Northwest Territory, territorial delegate to Congress, and governor of Indiana Territory, as well as his role in military and Indian affairs. Thomas Jefferson, who was president during the first decade of the nineteenth century, found in Harrison the ideal agent to carry out his administration's ruthless campaign to extinguish Indian land titles. Hesburgh, C. Beginning as an undergraduate student during the s, when he covered Hesburgh and Notre Dame for the Associated Press, to when he conducted his last visit with the frail ninety-seven-year-old priest, Schmuhl maintained a unique relationship with Father Hesburgh.

He served the institution for nearly half a century as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator. A Hoosier legend, Hinkle worked from to as Butler's head coach of basketball, baseball, and football. But it was for basketball that he gained the most fame, creating the Hinkle System -- a disciplined, high motion offense -- which countless other coaches have emulated. Based on numerous interviews with Hinkle and his players and associates, Tony Hinkle: Coach for All Seasons is an absorbing account of the life of a remarkable figure in the world of sport.

Here he reflects on the trials, tribulations, and many successes of his stint as mayor, and invites supporters and critics alike to comment on the Hudnut years. Andy Jacobs, Jr. Jacobs has continued to be a leader in the state of Indiana and his humorous and insightful stories on the art of politics have made him well known and this book very interesting. As a liberal Democrat he preferred the terms progressive or populist usually running in conservative districts, Jontz had political pundits predicting his defeat in every election only to see him celebrating another victory with his happy supporters, always clad in a scruffy plaid jacket with a hood from high school that he wore for good luck.

To discover Leo Kavanaugh, the grandfather he never knew, Jeff Badger, armed with only a handful of photographs that his deceased grandfather brought home from WII, set off to find his grandfather's war buddies. He found and interviewed 32 elderly Army-engineer veterans from his granddad's unit, including his grandfather's four best buddies. Their firsthand accounts created an intimate and honest portrait of their war: the work of an engineering maintenance company working behind the lines to repair equipment for the infantry, retrieving damaged equipment from the front, avoiding German snipers, building bridges in Germany under enemy fire, coping with the death of a best friend.

The author then tracked down the Jewish GI's main antagonist to get his side of the story. A man whose philanthropic gifts endowed a cultural legacy for Indiana. A business leader and citizen of Indianapolis and Indiana. In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back. When he grew up, he became the sixteenth president of the United States.

His name was Abraham Lincoln. Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years to , skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The book's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's Theatre on April 14, Concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites. For all the talk of the Civil War's pitting brother against brother, no book has told fully the story of one family ravaged by that conflict.

And no family better illustrates the personal toll the war took than Lincoln's own. Mary Todd Lincoln was one of fourteen siblings who were split between the Confederacy and the Union. Three of her brothers fought, and two died, for the South. Several Todds--including Mary herself--bedeviled Lincoln's administration with their scandalous behavior. Their struggles haunted the president and moved him to avoid tactics or rhetoric that would dehumanize or scapegoat the Confederates.

By drawing on his own familial experience, Lincoln was able to articulate a humanistic, even charitable view of the enemy that seems surpassingly wise in our time, let alone his. In House of Abraham , the award-winning historian Stephen Berry fills a gap in Civil War history, showing how the war changed one family and how that family changed the course of the war.

Despite historians' focus on the man as president and politician, Abraham Lincoln lived most of his adult life as a practicing lawyer. It was as a lawyer that he fed his family, made his reputation, bonded with Illinois, and began his political career. Lawyering was also how Lincoln learned to become an expert mediator between angry antagonists, as he applied his knowledge of the law and of human nature to settle one dispute after another. Frontier lawyers worked hard to establish respect for the law and encourage people to resolve their differences without intimidation or violence.

These were the very skills Lincoln used so deftly to hold a crumbling nation together during his presidency. Smith Graphics Collection, the entire Daniel R. Weinberg Lincoln Conspirators Collection, and the one-of-a-kind original collodion wet-plate negative of Alexander Gardner's iconic photograph of Lincoln taken only days before the Gettysburg Address. These collections were added to the some three hundred major pieces of Lincolniana, including a handwritten page from the future president's childhood sum book, which the Society already owned.

The Smith Collection includes contemporary and later images of Lincoln with his family, generals, and cabinet members. Also included are political cartoons, illustrated sheet music, and book and newspaper illustrations of the period. The Weinberg Collection consists of photographs, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and newspapers relating to the trial and execution or imprisonment of the Lincoln assassination conspirators.

A beautifully told story of young Abraham Lincoln's coming-of-age. Growing up poor on the family farm, Abe did chores, helped his father cut down trees, and expertly skinned animals and cured hides. As a young man, he became an avid reader. When he witnessed a slave auction while on a flatboat trip down the Mississippi, he was forever changed--and so was the future of America. This is the remarkable story of Lincoln's youth, early America, and the pioneer life that shaped one of our country's greatest presidents.

In this astonishing and illuminating book, Joshua Wolf Shenk reveals the deep melancholy that pervaded Abraham Lincoln's life and its influence on his mature character. Mired in personal suffering as a young man, Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health. His coping strategies and depressive insight ultimately helped the sixteenth president find the strength that he, and America, needed to overcome the nation's greatest turmoil.

Drawing on seven years of research, Shenk offers a nuanced, revelatory perspective on Lincoln and his legacy. Lincoln's Indiana years are highly formative, occupying the long interval between early childhood and young manhood. Activities include interpreting primary sources such as Lincoln photographs and political cartoons, analyzing Lincoln speeches, studying the Civil War, and other research activities.

Raintree County, the first novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr. Unfortunately, Lockridge's first novel was also his last. Two months after its publication the year-old author from Bloomington, Indiana, took his own life. His son Larry was five years old at the time. In this powerfully narrated biography, Larry Lockridge uncovers a man of great vitality, humor, love, and visionary ambition, but also of deep vulnerability.

The author manages to combine a son's emotional investments with a sleuth's dispassionate inquiry. The result is an exhilarating, revelatory narrative of an American writer's life. With a new preface by the author, this paperback edition marks years since the birth of Ross Lockridge, Jr.

Lugar has been one of the most widely respected foreign policy experts in Congress for over three decades. In this illuminating profile, John T. It demonstrates the importance of statesmanship in contemporary American political life while acknowledging the limitations of this approach to governance. Maclure of New Harmony follows the twists and turns of William Maclure's intriguing life. A native Scotsman, Maclure — became a merchant, made a fortune, and retired in his early thirties.

Then his life became interesting. Fascinated by the study of geology, Maclure did fieldwork throughout Europe before traveling to the United States, where he completed the first geological survey of his adopted nation and published a detailed, color geological map—one reason he is known as the Father of American Geology. In this major biography of an important politician and statesman, Dean Kotlowski presents the life of Paul V. McNutt, a great understudied figure in the era of FDR.

Paul V. It sheds light on the expansion of executive power at the state level during the Great Depression, the theory and practice of liberalism as federal administrators understood it in the s and s, the mobilization of the American home front during World War II, and the internal dynamics of the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. Nationally known film historian Wes D. Gehring explores how McQueen rose from his days as a troubled youth into one of Hollywood's top box-office stars of the s and s, and how he attempted to ease the lives of other troubled youth.

William D. Despite losing every friend in his unit and suffering from torture and deprivation that would warp men's souls, Bill Minor professed, "I am lucky. People fell beside me and people were blown apart beside me. Anywhere I went as a prisoner, I tried to be aware of the situation and use it the best I could to survive. Authors Gugin and St. Clair explore the forces and events that shaped Minton's political style and judicial character. Chief among the influences on Minton were his southern Indiana roots, his childhood adversity, his attraction to populism and its foremost proponent, William Jennings Bryan, and his involvement in the partisan politics of Indiana.

Out of this mixture was born a political philosophy that was neither liberal nor conservative, but pragmatic. As both New Deal senator and Cold War justice Minton acted in harmony with his long-held views of democracy. From an early age Minton longed to be in public service. The road to this goal, however, as the authors chronicle, was marked with detours and bumps. But Minton, drawing upon the strength acquired during the difficulties of his youth, was doggedly determined.

His fascinating journey, therefore, stands as an inspirational testimony to will and perseverance. Minton's life, too, is testimony to the value of wit and humor. The first biography on writer Meredith Nicholson — , an important figure in Indiana's "Golden Age" of literature, which extended roughly from to Nicholson authored twenty-eight books. Nicholson was a talented, versatile, and remarkably prolific writer. This reader is designed to restore writings by Nicholson to bookshelves in homes, schools, and public libraries, and revive memories of the man himself in the people of the state and nation that he loved so deeply.

Frank's story needed to be recounted by a person who shared Frank's commitment to servant leadership in today's world. Andrew Stoner is that writer. He felt comfortable and confident that he knew and understood Frank O'Bannon, the public and private person. He was trained and experienced in his research and his writing. The greatest strength Stoner brought to the book's creation was his ability to connect with people in the private interviews he had with family, friends and others involved over the years with Frank.

His writing brought back so much that had gotten pushed aside in my mind by more current and immediate pressures. Legacy of a Governor captured quotes and revealed events and people I had never known well. Peet wryly tells the story of his life, from his boyhood in Indianapolis to his years working at the Disney studios. He started as an "in-betweener," who had the "tedious, painstaking job of adding hundreds of drawings in between hundreds of other drawings to move Donald or Mickey from here to there.

Readers will come away with a Peet's-eye view of the Depression, and also of the drudgery and politicking of office life--and he completely demystifies the glamour side of working in Hollywood. The illustrations--samples from his Disney sketches and pictures of him involved in nearly every facet of human experience--offer a humorous guide to adult life that readers of all ages will surely respond to. Toward the end, Peet spells out for readers what he believes has been the course of his life, and these pages are a little too baldly introspective compared to what has come before.

Nevertheless, he offers an ebullient invitation to survey his life, a dip into an inkpot of entertaining facts. And the format could inspire a whole new kind of autobiography--since an illustrator "thinks" visually, using pictures to tell his life story seems positively inspired. A biography of noted businessman John Purdue , whose donations of time and money led to the founding of Indiana's land grant university, Purdue University, in Purdue also contributed to economically-important bridge, railroad, and cemetery construction, the existence of the Lafayette Savings Bank and the Battle Ground Collegiate Institute, cattle farming, Lafayette's public school system, and countless other worthy enterprises.

To date, there has been no published full-length study of Mr. Purdue's life and work beyond casual street talk that portrayed Purdue as a difficult individual with whom to work. This biography incorporates research efforts by previous writers with facts gleaned from newspaper coverage, official documents, and a few rare samples of Mr.

Purdue's letters. In this way, a complete picture of the man and myth is generated. This documentary features rare, historic film and photographs, as well as revealing interviews with historians, veterans and others who knew and served with Pyle including Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney and Charles Osgood.

This fast-paced biography tells the violent story of a man who had delusional dreams of becoming a celebrated desperado along the lines of Jesse James or his hero, Sam Hildebrand, yet he was ultimately forgotten by history. In the latter part of the s, Charles Scott, alias Frank Rande, made headlines across Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Missouri for his murderous crime spree and publicity-seeking bravado. But, unlike the dime novel heros he idolized, Rande did not die in a blaze of gunsmoke; rather, he was captured, tried for murder, sentenced to life in prison, and found hanged in a lonely prison cell in Joliet Penitentiary.

Dugan and Vasconcelles delved deep into old newspaper archives, state prison records, and other archival material to recreate Rande's brief, brutal career, chasing his faint trail through nearly four decades, multiple aliases, and several states. Rounding out this raw tale of a most heinous criminal, The Brilliant Bandit of the Wabash features dozens of compelling historical images, including Rande's self-commissioned publicity photos and macabre excerpts of his original poetry that had been published in newspapers of the day.

This engaging volume is sure to fascinate fans of outlaws and the Old West, as well as those interested in learning more about this previously untold chapter in Midwestern history. Born in Brazil, Indiana, in , Orville began his lifelong obsession with the development of new strains of seed at Purdue, where he earned a degree in agronomy while also playing in the All-American Marching Band. Through a combination of shrewd marketing and a notably superior product, the partners controlled a third of the market for popping corn by , when their Chester Hybrids business was sold to Hunt Wesson Foods.

While the company gradually became absorbed into the food giant ConAgra, Orville Redenbacher prospered as a larger-than-life brand spokesperson and a symbol of wholesomeness and fun until his death in As anyone who has read his legendary WWII reporting knows, Ernie Pyle had an uncanny ability to connect with his readers, seeking out stories about the common people with whom he felt a special bond. A master of word painting, Pyle honed the skills that would win him a Pulitzer Prize for his battlefront reporting by traveling across America, writing columns about the people and places he encountered.

These stories preserve a vivid cultural memory of his time. In them, we discover the Ernie Pyle who was able to find a piece of home wherever he wandered. By focusing on his family and the lives of people in and from the Hoosier state, Pyle was able to create a multifaceted picture of the state as it slowly transformed from a mostly rural, agrarian society to a modern, industrial one.

Here is the record of a special time and place created by a master craftsman, whose work remains vividly alive three quarters of a century later. An investigation of the overwhelming popularity of the poet at the turn of the century and his importance as a cultural figure and definer of his times. Ross is a uniquely qualified narrator. During seven spaceflights, he spent 1, hours in space, including 58 hours and 18 minutes on nine space walks. Life on the ground is also described, including the devastating experiences of the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

For readers who have followed the space program from Mercury through the International Space Station and wonder what comes next, this book provides fascination; for young people interested in space exploration and reaching for their dreams, whatever they might be, this book provides inspiration.

Full of stories of spaceflight that few humans have ever experienced, told with humor and honesty, Spacewalker presents a unique perspective on the hard work, determination, and faith necessary to travel beyond this world. A biography aimed at young readers, Fighting for Equality showcases Sewall's important contributions to the history of Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States, and the world.

This book represents the product of a labor of love by three individuals over a thirty-year period. Studebaker automobiles are now history, but the company, which produced distinguished cars that still enjoy a loyal following, left a mark on community, employees, and the corporate consciousness. Biography of one of Indiana's legendary political figures and most successful early entrepreneurs who came from a humble immigrant background to become one of the state's wealthiest men.

While millions know Vonnegut as a counterculture guru, antiwar activist, and satirist of American culture, few outside his closest friends and family knew the full arc of his extraordinary life. And So It Goes changes that, painting the portrait of a man who made friends easily but always felt lonely, sold millions of books but never felt appreciated, and described himself as a humanist but fought with humanity at large.

Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide. Each letter brims with the mordant humor and openhearted humanism upon which he built his legend. And virtually every page contains a quotable nugget that will make its way into the permanent Vonnegut lexicon. Certainly his attitude towards his hometown and state evolved. Vonnegut went through phases of appreciation for his home and high school in nostalgic moments to distrust and distaste for everything Hoosier at moments when he felt his writing had been rejected.

Here are stories and photos never before seen from scrapbooks, issues of the Shortridge Echo where Kurt was an editor, childhood art and writing pieces, journals from his Owls Club road trips to the far west and Florida, and insights into his family. Written by award-winning Hoosier historian and author Ray E. Boomhower, The Sword and the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace includes numerous photographs and illustrations of Wallace and the people he met and events he participated in during his lifetime. The son of an Indiana governor, Wallace became passionate about books and combat.

He tried to win lasting fame though service for the Union cause on the battlefield during the Civil War, but instead won honor and glory through a quieter pastime: writing. At various times in his life, Wallace also was a lawyer, an Indiana state senator, vice president of the court-martial that tried the conspirators behind the assassination of President Lincoln, governor of New Mexico Territory during the days of outlaw Billy the Kid, and a diplomat who represented the United States in Turkey.

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Wallace dreamed always of glory and lived a life full of adventures, triumphs, and tragedies. He remains one of the most colorful and important figures in the Hoosier State's history. Democrat Governor Welsh relates how he campaigned and was elected with a separately elected Republican lieutenant governor.

A valuable book for students of Indiana government and for anyone who is thinking about going into politics or government service. Energetic, shrewd, and charming, Herman B. Wells was the driving force behind the transformation of Indiana University—which became a model for American public higher education in the 20th century.

A person of unusual sensitivity and a skilled and empathetic communicator, his character and vision shaped the structure, ethos, and spirit of the institution in countless ways. Wells articulated a persuasive vision of the place of the university in the modern world. Under his leadership, Indiana University would grow in size and stature, establishing strong connections to the state, the nation, and the world. His dedication to the arts, to academic freedom, and to international education remained hallmarks of his year tenure as President and University Chancellor. Wells lavished particular attention on the flagship campus at Bloomington, expanding its footprint tenfold in size and maintaining its woodland landscape as new buildings and facilities were constructed.

Gracefully aging in place, he became a beloved paterfamilias to the IU clan. Wells built an institution, and, in the process, became one himself. In this absorbing autobiography, Herman B Wells, the legendary former president of Indiana University, recalls his small-town boyhood, the strong influence of his parents, his pioneering work with Indiana banks during the Great Depression, and his connection with IU, which began as a student when the still provincial school had fewer than 3, students.

At the end of his year tenure as president, IU was a university with an international reputation and a student body that would soon exceed 30, Both lighthearted and serious, Wells's reflections describe in welcome detail how he approached the job, his observations on administration, his thoughts on academic freedom and tenure, his approach to student and alumni relations, and his views on the role of the university as a cultural center.

Being Lucky is a nourishing brew of the memories, advice, wit, and wisdom of a remarkable man. In the eyes of the world turned to the Hoosier State and the attempt by Ryan White, a thirteen-year-old Kokomo, Indiana, teenager, to do what seemed to be a simple task—join his fellow classmates at Western Middle School in Russiaville, the school to which his Kokomo neighborhood was assigned. Ryan White, however, had been diagnosed with AIDS from contaminated blood-based products used to treat his hemophilia. His wish to return to school was met with close to hysteria by members of the school board, parents, and teachers alike.

White won the right to return to school, but with concessions. At school, White became the target of slurs and lies, and his locker was vandalized. Although the White family received support from citizens and celebrities around the world, the situation grew so bad in Kokomo that they moved to Cicero, Indiana—a community that greeted them with open arms.

Indiana's Wendell Willkie burst upon the national political scene in when, apparently out of nowhere, he won the Republican nomination for the presidency and ran against Franklin Roosevelt. Wes D. John Wooden helped define college basketball in the twentieth century and became an icon of American sports. His name is forever identified with the University of California, Los Angeles, where in the s and s he built a basketball dynasty and coached Bruin teams to unprecedented success: ten national championships in twelve years, seven national titles in a row, four perfect seasons, and an eighty-eight-game winning streak all NCAA men's records that remain unrivaled.

Full of archival photos, this biography also shows how Wooden s story is inseparable from major events and social currents in the twentieth century, from the Great Depression to civil-rights struggles to campus unrest during the Vietnam War. Individually, each became a legendary dean of women or dean of students. Collectively, they wove a sisterhood of mutual support in their common—sometimes thwarted—pursuit of shared human rights and equality for all. As each woman succeeded the other, forming a five-dean friendship, they knitted their bond with a secret symbol—a Bible.

Mary was the first dean of the School of Home Economics. Lella was Indiana's first state leader of Home Demonstration.

According to those who knew them, Lella was a "sparkler" who traveled the state instructing rural women about nutrition, hygiene, safe water, childcare, and more. Both women used their natural talents and connections to achieve their goals in spite of a male-dominated society. As a land grant institution, Purdue University has always been very connected to the American countryside. Based on extensive oral history and archival research, this book sheds new light on the important role female staff and faculty played in improving the quality of life for rural women during the first half of the twentieth century.

It is also a fascinating story, engagingly told, of two very different personalities united in a common goal. Richard Lindberg Lindberg, an accomplished local historian and true crime writer, presents a fascinating story of two contemporaneous serial killers, both weaving marriage and murder in and around Chicago during the s and s. Notorious in his own day, Hoch had faded into the dark background of Chicago crime history.

This volume recognizes the people who made enduring contributions to the state of Indiana in its year history. Written by historians, scholars, biographers, and independent researchers, the biographical essays will enhance the public s knowledge and appreciation of those who made a difference in the lives of Hoosiers, the country, and even the world. While the essays contain standard biographical information, emphasis is placed on what these people accomplished and the resulting impact of their lives on the state and elsewhere. This 4th edition of Indiana Legends features more than famous Hoosiers, with new material and updated profiles.

Vowing to overcome the sin of seriousness, Indiana-born humorist Don Herold lived up to his promise. Gifted with a droll sense of humor and a vivid imagination, he was one of the most widely read, if least remembered, Hoosiers. In Forgotten Hoosiers , journalist Fred D. Cavinder presents a collection of biographical sketches charting the lives of noteworthy Hoosiers who have been overlooked, as well as acclaimed figures whose Hoosier origins have been obscured.

From Harland David Sanders, the pioneering Kentucky colonel who developed the world-famous chicken franchise, to Samuel G. Woodfill, whom many have called the greatest hero of World War I, Hoosiers - both known and unknown - have continued to make their marks across the country and the world. Essays deal with twelve men who ran either for president or vice president of the United States; five were successful in their quests. William Henry Harrison, George W. Julian, Schuyler Colfax, William H. English, Thomas A. Kern, Thomas R.

Marshall, J. Frank Hanly, Eugene V. Debs, Wendell Willkie. Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students--a bunch of energetic young men--are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

In Steel Town, the mills blaze all day and all night, making steel and even more steel to be shipped over the Magic Mountains, down the Pitch-Black River, and far, far away. The men who work in the mills work as hard as the machines that make the steel, never stopping. But when the men go home at night, a different side of Steel Town emerges -- one filled with music and neighbors, pierogies and spaghetti, churches and front porches.

This gritty yet poetic world is brought to life through Jonah Winter's lyrical, rhythmic text and Terry Widener's luscious, nocturnal illustrations, whose massive figures glow with the few lights that shine through this darkness. This is a portrait of an imaginary town derived from the very real American steel towns of the s, when the sky was often black as night all day and the cavernous mills belched out fire and smoke.

These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by.

Come ride the rails, come cross the young country! Celebrate Clifford's 50th anniversary with this collection of classic stories! The eye-catching cover design will have red foil and matte and spot gloss. Celebrate Clifford's 50th anniversary with this collection of six classic stories that were originally published beginning in ! Also included in the book is an original letter from Norman Bridwell to the reader, information about the creation of Clifford--including an image of Norman's painting that inspired the Clifford series, the story behind the real Emily Elizabeth, and more!

Packed with early sketches, enlightening quotes, and fun facts did you know that the Garfield comic was originally titled Jon? Since Raggedy Andy first appeared in print in , he has delighted millions of readers with his adventurous spirit and compassionate nature. Now he returns to captivate a new generation in this carefully produced reissue, which restores the book to its original appearance.

All the original stories are here, as Raggedy Andy arrives in the mail at Marcella's father's office, displays his cheery smile, and is eagerly reunited with his sister, Raggedy Ann. After a warm welcome from the other dolls, Raggedy Andy adds to their fun with a dance, a pillow fight, and a taffy pull. His merry escapades frequently show his generosity in helping others, as he bravely ventures into the gutter to find the penny dolls, "cures" the French doll, and encourages the wooden horse.

Other stories also include Raggedy Andy and the other dolls' encounters with the Easter bunny, Santa Claus, and a beautiful seashell. Johnny Gruelle's delicate illustrations are the perfect companion to the well-loved stories in this American classic, the only edition authorized by the Gruelle family. A brief biography of the author-artist by his grandson, Kim Gruelle, makes this edition especially valuable. Since Raggedy Ann first appeared in print in , she has charmed millions of readers with her always warm and optimistic outlook and calm approach to difficulties.

Now she returns to delight a new generation in this carefully produced reissue, which restores the book to its original appearance. All the original stories are here, as Raggedy Ann comes to Marcella's nursery and quickly becomes the leader of the dolls. After learning a lesson from a naughty raid on the pantry, Raggedy Ann's adventures show her striving to be good -- and succeeding. She and the other dolls rescue Fido, the family dog, from the dogcatcher. Helen Keating.

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