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University of Iowa Press

University of Iowa Press publishes reference and course books for scholars and students in the areas of archaeology, American studies, American history, literary studies, theatre studies, and the craft of writing. For general readers its publishing list includes works of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry anthologies, books on the archaeology and natural history of the Midwest, cookbooks, letters and diaries, biographies, memoirs, regional history, and collections of historic and contemporary photographs.


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  1. Teaching Tainted Lit

    Popular American fiction has now secured a routine position in the higher education classroom despite its historic status as culturally suspect. This newfound respect and inclusion have almost certainly changed the pedagogical landscape, and Teaching Tainted Lit explores that altered terrain. Learn More
    £28.95

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  2. In Dylan Town

    For fifty years, the music, words, story, and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. Talking with students, exchanging Dylan trivia with fellow fans, or cheering on fan musicians doing Dylan covers during the Dylan Days festival, Gaines shows that, for many people, being a fan of popular culture couples serious critical and creative engagement with heartfelt commitment. Learn More
    £17.95

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  3. The Ladies' Etiquette Handbook

    This work can be read as a testament to the growing division between social classes and, at the same time, a reflection of the middle classes overwhelming desire to cross social lines through the graces of fine etiquette. Learn More
    £28.95

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  4. Memoirs of a Cold War Son

    A memoir of American boyhood during World War II. Gaines Post was a gangly, bespectacled teenager preparing to spend a year in Paris with his father and elder brother. His story is one of high school years spent in Wisconsin, and of Camus-influenced undergraduate years at Cornell University. Learn More
    £30.50

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  5. Home Ice

    Home Ice combines memoir and history to explore how the mysteries of Blackhawks fandom explain big questions like tribal belonging, masculinity, and why you would ever trade Chris Chelios. Learn More
    £18.95

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  6. Ancient Nasca Settlement and Society

    Nasca society arose on the south coast of Peru 2000 years ago and evolved over the course of the next 700 years. This text examines the range of sites occupied by the people responsible for some of the most exquisite art and ingenious hydraulic engineering of the pre-Columbian world. Learn More
    £63.50

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  7. Iowa Railroads

    Frank P. Donovan was one of the first writers to provide a complete exploration of the major steam railways that served Iowa. This collection of Donovan's essays describes the history of the state railroad systems and the companies who ran them. Learn More
    £29.50

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  8. American Theater in the Culture of the Cold War

    In this study, Bruce McConachie uses the primary metaphor of containment - what happens when we categorize a play, a television show, or anything we view as having an inside, an outside and a boundary between the two - as the dominant metaphor of Cold War theatre-going. Learn More
    £53.95

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  9. Growing Up with the Town

    In this blend of chronological and personal history, Schwieder combines scholarly sources with family memories to create a loving and informed history of Presho, South Dakota. She writes about small-town society in this small town with its harsh and unpredictable physical environment. Learn More
    £32.95

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  10. The Vanishing Messiah

    Painstakingly pieces together evidence from letters, newspaper reports, hospital records, mug shots, and published reminiscences of Francis Schlatter to find out what really happened to him. In doing so, David N. Wetzel uncovers a historical puzzle of lies, deception, and betrayal, and offers a tantalizing look into a nineteenth-century messiah and his twentieth-century reincarnations. Learn More
    £21.50

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  11. Fauna and Flora, Earth and Sky

    In essays with settings that range from the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, to the mountain town of Leadville, Colorado, Trudy Dittmar weaves personal experience with diverse threads of subject matter to create unexpected connections between human nature and nature at large. Learn More
    £32.95

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  12. Down to the River

    In 1987, photographer Sandra Dyas moved to Iowa City and began documenting the area's vibrant live music scene. This work contains sixty photos which capture her twenty years of photographing live music venues and shooting portraits of musicians in and around the city. Learn More
    £31.50

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  13. Mad Men Unzipped

    This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it’s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the centre of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show’s viewers make meaning from fictional drama. Learn More
    £23.95

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  14. A Bountiful Harvest

    Lesley Loveless has selected the images that best represent the creativity of the photographer Pete Wettach and the poignancy of midwestern farm life during some of its most difficult years from the collection of tens of thousands of images left by the photographer. Learn More
    £37.95

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  15. See You in the Streets

    In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City took the lives of 146 workers. Their deaths galvanized a movement for social and economic justice. How can we bring the lessons of the Triangle fire back into practice today? For Ruth Sergel, the answer was to fuse art, activism, and collective memory to create a large-scale public commemoration. This title showcases her work. Learn More
    £22.50

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  16. The Guide to Iowa's State Preserves

    This guide to all 90 Iowa state preserves - biological, geological, archaeological, historical, and scenic - describes the state's most treasured prairies and forests, quartzite outcrops and ice caves, and Indian mounds and wetlands as well as historic sites as Fort Atkinson and Mountauk. Learn More
    £23.50

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