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  • Love in a Global Village

    Love in a Global Village
    av Jessie Carroll Grearson

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877457404

    In praise of diversity, this is an account of the triumphs of 15 intercultural families and of the perseverance of their relationships in midwestern America. Four sections follow lives from courtship , through marriage to raising children and the pr…

  • New Forms

    New Forms

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780934656009

    In this fascinating exhibition catalogue, the authors discuss how 1930s and 1940s American modernism was a diverse blend of styles, artists and points of views. Addressing a core of the University of Iowa Museum of Art collection, from Jackson Pollo…

  • Status and Conservation of Midwestern Amphibians

    Status and Conservation of Midwestern Amphibians

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877456322

    In 1990 an international group of biologists, meeting to discuss rumors of declines in the number of amphibians, discovered that amphibian disappearances once thought to be a local problem were not--the problem was global. And, even more disturbing,…

  • Race Sounds

    Race Sounds
    av Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609385613

    We live in a world of talk. Yet Race Sounds argues that we need to listen more—not just hear things, but actively listen—particularly in relation to how we engage race, gender, and class differences. Forging new ideas about the relations…

  • Constructing the German Walt Whitman

    Constructing the German Walt Whitman
    av Walter Grunzweig

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877454823

    In this first comprehensive study in English of Walt Whitman's reception in the German-speaking countries, Walter Grunzweig posits a very broadly based notion of culture, embodying a wide variety of elements such as high literature, politics, youth…

  • Teaching Life

    Teaching Life
    av Dale Salwak

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587296307

    Part epistolary memoir, part handbook, ""Teaching Life"" reflects on more than three decades of teaching literature and touching the lives of students. Both a reflection on a life in literature and a primer on teaching as a vocation, this soul-stirr…

  • Thoreau in His Own Time

    Thoreau in His Own Time

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609380878

    More than any other Transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) embodied the full complement of the movement’s ideals and vocations: author, advocate for self-reform, stern critic of society, abolitionist, philosopher, and natural…

  • Aggregate of Disturbances

    Aggregate of Disturbances
    av Michele Glazer

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877458784

    Here, the author confronts the slipperiness of language and perception as she probes natural processes - the lives of insects, the uncertainty of love and the deaths of human beings. The poems negotiate between desire for something irrefutable and a…

  • Actors and American Culture, 1880-1920

    Actors and American Culture, 1880-1920
    av Benjamin McArthur

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877457107

    The 40 years from 1880 to 1920 marked the golden age of the American theatre as a national institution, a time when actors moved from being players outside the boundaries of respectable society to being significant figures in the social landscape. T…

  • Mythical River

    Mythical River
    av Melissa L. Sevigny

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609383930

    In a lyrical mix of natural science, history, and memoir, Melissa L. Sevigny ponders what it means to make a home in the American Southwest at a time when its most essential resource, water, is overexploited and undervalued. Mythical River takes the…

  • The Lost Region

    The Lost Region
    av Jon K. Lauck

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609381899

    The American Midwest is an orphan among regions. In comparison to the South, the far West, and New England, its history has been sadly neglected. To spark more attention to their region, midwestern historians will need to explain the Midwest’s…

  • The Scientific Nomenclature of Birds in the Upper Midwest

    The Scientific Nomenclature of Birds in the Upper Midwest
    av James Sandrock

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609382254

    The translation and explanation of genus and species names yield markers to help us identify birds in the field as well as remember distinctive traits. Having a basic understanding of the scientific and common names of birds reveals insights into th…

  • The Men in My Country

    The Men in My Country
    av Marilyn Abildskov

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877459040

    In the early 1990s, at the watershed age of thirty, Marilyn Abildskov decided she needed to start over. She accepted an offer to move from Utah to Matsumoto, Japan, to teach English to junior high school students. ""All I knew is that I had to get a…

  • The Men in My Country

    The Men in My Country
    av Marilyn Abildskov

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587294495

    In the early 1990s, at the watershed age of thirty, Marilyn Abildskov decided she needed to start over. She accepted an offer to move from Utah to Matsumoto, Japan, to teach English to junior high school students. “All I knew is that I had to…

  • Poetic Obligation

    Poetic Obligation
    av G. Matthew Jenkins

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587296352

    Since at least the time of Plato's Republic, the relationship between poetry and ethics has been troubled. Through the prism of what has been called the ""new"" ethical criticism, inspired by the work of Emmanuel Levinas, G. Matthew Jenkins consider…

  • Revolver

    av Robyn Schiff

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587296956

    As restless, reckless, and precise as the Colt revolver for which it is named, Robyn Schiff's ""Revolver"" 'repeats fire without reloading' as it reckons with the array of foreboding objects displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the traces o…

  • Letters of a German American Farmer

    Letters of a German American Farmer
    av Johannes Gillhoff

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877457060

    First, let's talk about pigs, Juernjakob Swehn writes from his farm in Iowa. ""In America, pigs have a curly tail and talk in Low German so I can understand them."" Swehn builds a log house and makes a success of farming, marries a woman who's ""a w…

  • For Us, What Music?

    For Us, What Music?
    av Jerry Harp

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587299117

    When Donald Justice wrote in "On a Picture by Burchfield" that "art keeps long hours," he might have been describing his own life. Although he early on struggled to find a balance between his life and art, the latter became a way of experiencing his…

  • Waiting on the Bounty

    Waiting on the Bounty
    av Mary Knackstedt Dyck

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877459323

    A diary relates a story of farm life in western Kansas during the Dust Bowl years. Reprint.

  • On Behalf of the Family Farm

    On Behalf of the Family Farm
    av Jenny Barker Devine

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609381493

    On Behalf of the Family Farm traces the development of women’s activism and agrarian feminisms in the Midwest after 1945, as farm women’s lives were being transformed by the realities of modern agriculture. Author Jenny Barker Devine dem…

  • The Folks

    The Folks
    av Ruth Suckow

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877453741

  • Intensive Care

    Intensive Care

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877458388

    In this collection, 65 nurses from places as diverse as California and Alaska, South America and Europe, tell us in tough, revealing poems and prose what it's like to be on the front lines of health care. These nurses, both men and women, speak to u…



    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587293450

  • Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket

    Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket
    av Paul Garvin

    Övrigt - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609380854

    From the spiky teeth of a geode containing sparkling quartz crystals, the rich browns and golds of smoky quartz and goethite needles on calcite, and the coral-like branches of plumose barite to the abstract reds and whites of polished agate cabochon…

  • The American H.D.

    The American H.D.
    av Annette Debo

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609380830

    In The American H.D. , Annette Debo considers the significance of nation in the artistic vision and life of the modernist writer Hilda Doolittle. Her versatile career stretching from 1906 to 1961, H.D. was a major American writer who spent her adult…

  • A Wrestling Life 2

    A Wrestling Life 2
    av Dan Gable

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609384845

    In A Wrestling Life 2, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable shares even more gripping stories of his life. Readers will learn about the start of his wrestling career in Waterloo, important connections he made with wrestlers at Iowa State, ho…

  • A Wrestling Life 2

    A Wrestling Life 2
    av Dan Gable

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609385873

    When most people think of the celebrated greatness that is Coach Dan Gable, they think of an almost mythic intensity toward wrestling. Gable breathes and bleeds the sport, and faithfully applies lessons learned from both on and off the mat. Expandin…

  • Intimate with Walt

    Intimate with Walt
    av Walt Whitman

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877457671

    In March 1888 Horace Traubel, Whitman's loyal and hardworking assistant, began to record his almost daily conversations with the most famous resident of Camden. The result: more than 1,900,000 words that were eventually published between 1906 and 19…

  • Toward the End of the Century

    Toward the End of the Century
    av Wayne Dodd

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877452560

  • Broken Heartland

    Broken Heartland
    av Osha Gray Davidson

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877455547

    Between 1940 and the mid 1980s, farm production expenses in America's Heartland tripled, capital purchases quadrupled, interest payments jumped tenfold, profits fell by 10 percent, the number of farmers decreased by two-thirds, and nearly every farm…

  • Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands

    Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands
    av Sylvan Runkel

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609382858

    Originally published in 1999, Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands was the first book to focus on the beauty and diversity of the wetland plants that once covered 1.5 million acres of Iowa. Now this classic of midwestern natural history is…

  • Reforming the World

    Reforming the World
    av Maria Carla Sanchez

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587296949

    Reforming the World considers the intricate relationship between social reform and spiritual elevation and the development of fiction in the antebellum United States. Arguing that novels of the era engaged with questions about the proper role of fic…

  • The Made-Up Self

    The Made-Up Self
    av Carl Klaus

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587299131

    “As stimulating a discussion of the personal essay as I have ever encountered. With the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime of practicing and teaching the form, Klaus thoughtfully probes and generously upends his own and everyone else's pieties.…

  • Kicking Ass in a Corset

    Kicking Ass in a Corset

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609387600

    What can organizational leaders in business, education, government, and most any enterprise learn from an unemployed, unmarried woman who lived in patriarchal, misogynistic rural England more than 200 years ago? As it turns out, a great deal. In ide…

  • Hemingway's Second War

    Hemingway's Second War
    av Alex Vernon

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587299810

    In 1937 and 1938, Ernest Hemingway made four trips to Spain to cover its civil war for the North American News Alliance wire service and to help create the pro-Republican documentary film The Spanish Earth. Hemingway’s Second War is the first…

  • Fandom as Classroom Practice

    Fandom as Classroom Practice

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609385675

    Providing ways to engage students through their popular culture interests, this collection brings together several essays, across disciplines, to show how fan practices such as writing fan fiction, creating vids, communicating via Tumblr, and partic…

  • Dinner Roles

    Dinner Roles
    av Sherrie A. Inness

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877457633

    By exploring a wide range of popular media including cook-books, advertisements and women's magazines, this book sheds light on the network of sources that helped perpetuate the notion that cooking is women's work, and explores the reasons why that…

  • Sex for Sale

    Sex for Sale
    av Katie N. Johnson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609383138

    In early twentieth-century U.S. culture, sex sold. While known mainly for its social reforms, the Progressive Era was also obsessed with prostitution, sexuality, and the staging of women’s changing roles in the modern era. By the 1910s, plays…

  • Life and Adventures of Jack Engle

    Life and Adventures of Jack Engle
    av Walt Whitman

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609385101

    In 1852, young Walt Whitman – a down-on-his-luck housebuilder in Brooklyn – was hard at work writing two books. One would become one of the most famous volumes of poetry in American history, a free-verse revelation beloved the world over…

  • Anti-Warrior

    av Milt Felsen

    Pocket - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877452416

    An anti-war activist tells his experiences in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

  • Boomer Girls

    Boomer Girls

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877456872

    Comingofage poems by "Boomer Girls"women from the baby boom generationare collected here, with contributionss from Sandra Cisneros, Barbara Crooker, Wendy Mnookin, and others. Simultaneous.

  • Carnival in the Countryside

    Carnival in the Countryside
    av Chris Rasmussen

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609383572

    More than a century and a half after its founding, the Iowa State Fair is the state’s central institution, event, and symbol. New Jersey has the Shore; Kentucky has the Derby; Iowa has the Fair. The humble Iowa State Fairground ranks alongside…

  • Urban Pastoral

    Urban Pastoral

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587299094

    Were the urbane, avant-garde poets of the New York School secretly nature lovers like Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Annie Dillard? In `Urban Pastoral’, Timothy Gray urges us to reconsider our long-held appraisals of Frank O’Hara, John…

  • Theatre and Identity in Imperial Russia

    Theatre and Identity in Imperial Russia
    av Catherine A. Schuler

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587297991

    What role did the theatre - both institutionally and literally - play in Russia's modernization? How did the comparatively harmonious relationship that developed among the state, the nobility, and the theatre in the eighteenth century transform into…

  • Doctors in the Making

    Doctors in the Making
    av Suzanne Poirier

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587297922

    Recent surveys of medical students reveal stark conditions: more than a quarter have experienced episodes of depression during their medical school and residency careers, a figure much higher than that of the general population. Compounded by long h…

  • Okoboji Wetlands

    Okoboji Wetlands
    av Michael J. Lannoo

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877455332

    Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa is the jewel of the Iowa Great Lakes. A region of wetlands formed by prairie potholes, the area is rich with lakes, sloughs, fens, creeks, prairies, and kettleholes. In this readable and beautifully illustrated volume,…

  • Hawthorne in His Own Time

    Hawthorne in His Own Time

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587295836

    At his death, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was universally acknowledged in America and England as the Great Romancer. Novels such as ""The Scarlet Letter"" and ""The House of the Seven Gables"" and stories published in such collections as ""Twice…

  • Hawthorne in His Own Time

    Hawthorne in His Own Time

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587295829

    At his death, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was universally acknowledged in America and England as the Great Romancer. Novels such as ""The Scarlet Letter"" and ""The House of the Seven Gables"" and stories published in such collections as ""Twice…

  • Slavery in American Children's Literature, 1790-2010

    Slavery in American Children's Literature, 1790-2010
    av Paula T. Connolly

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781609381776

    Long seen by writers as a vital political force of the nation, children’s literature has been an important means not only of mythologising a certain racialised past but also, because of its intended audience, of promoting a specific racialised…

  • Truth in Nonfiction

    Truth in Nonfiction

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587296543

    Even before the controversy that surrounded the publication of ""A Million Little Pieces"", the question of truth has been at the heart of memoir. From Elie Wiesel to Benjamin Wilkomirski to David Sedaris, the veracity of writers' claims has been su…

  • Six Modernist Moments in Poetry

    Six Modernist Moments in Poetry
    av David Young

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877459545

    This study of six modernist poems by six different poets demonstrates the multiple facets of modernism. By showing not only what the poets and poems have in common but also by exploring their remarkable diversity, David Young reveals that the modern…

  • Thinking Poetry

    Thinking Poetry

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781587298677

    As the twentieth century drew to a close, experimentalism in American poetry was most commonly identified with Language writing. At the same time, however, a number of poets, many of them women, were developing their own alternative forms of experim…

  • Raw Goods Inventory

    Raw Goods Inventory
    av Emily Rosko

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780877459804

    In ""Raw Goods Inventory"", Emily Rosko gives us a poetic inventory in a virtuosic display of voices and accents. The poems come with sharp elbows and knees; they are nomadic, acquisitive, dispersive, and diffractive. More elementally, Rosko's poems…