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*Seasons of Iowa State UniversityWAS $39.00

Hardcover Seasons of Iowa State University photography filled book. Photographs by Jim Heemstra.


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100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know

100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Alex Halsted and Dylan Montz. Foreword by Fred Hoiberg, Foreword by Sage Rosenfels

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A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet

A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet by Clayton Anderson.

Former astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet from astronaut and blastoff to spacewalk and Zulu Time. Topics cover the history of NASA, science, and practical aspects of being an astronaut using fun poems for each letter paired with longer expository text in the sidebars. Perfect for science buffs, budding astronauts, and astronomy lovers of all ages.

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A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

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A Wrestling Life 2 by Dan Gable

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. Expanding upon Gable’s first collection of stories, A Wrestling Life 2 goes a little deeper into the mindset and life events that have shaped the man, the wrestler, and the coach.

Through stories funny, heartfelt, intense, and always engaging, Gable shares more about the life he has lead and what can be learned from those experiences. He goes on to detail what have come to be known as the Gable Trained principles that he follows to keep his life full of “wins,” the revelations about how to cultivate success at the highest levels, and the reasons behind these steps for living well.

A Wrestling Life spent two months on the New York Times sports bestseller list, and has become an instant classic of sports memoirs. A Wrestling Life 2 is sure to add to Gable’s ever-growing legacy and entertain and inspire wrestling fans everywhere.

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A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable

What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen NCAA titles? In A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made along the way; and tales of his family life off the mat. A celebration of determination, teamwork, and the persevering human spirit, A Wrestling Life captures Gable’s methods and philosophies for reaching individual greatness as well as the incredible amount of fulfillment and satisfaction that comes from working as part of a team.

Dan Gable with Scott Schulte.

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Along Iowa's Historic Highway 20 (Postcard History)

US Highway 20 was designated a federal highway in 1926. For the first half of the 20th century, it was the most important east-west road across northern Iowa, extending from the Mississippi to the Missouri River. The road connected 13 counties, four major metropolitan areas, and many smaller communities along its route. Fortunately, the historic two-lane road remains almost completely intact and can be driven much as travelers did in years gone by. Along Iowas Historic Highway 20 celebrates such a trip, illustrated by more than 200 antique postcards that show the personality of the road: town and city scenes, rural vistas, rivers, bridges, and historic sites. Not to be forgotten are the tourist courts, hotels, diners, and gas stations that made travel possible.

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American Gothic The Life Of Grant Wood

American Gothic The Life Of Grant Wood. Words By Susan Wood. Pictures By Ross Mac Donald.

From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, Grant Wood became the father of regionalism, an artistic movement that celebrated the simple and real-life surroundings of the people. When studying art in Europe in the early 20th century, Grant couldn't find a style that touched his heart quite right. Impressionism, cubism, and abstract art didn't reflect his view of the world. It wasn't until he stumbled upon Gothic art that Grant recognized something familiar.

Back home in America, Grant asked his sister and his dentist to pose for what would become the founding, iconic image of regionalism and a uniquely American work of art. Grant's art celebrated hard-working Americans who finally saw themselves in fine art. American Gothic is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting, the movement that made it possible, and the artist who created it all.

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Between Gravity and What Cheer

When Barry Phipps relocated to Iowa City from Chicago in 2012, he knew nothing of Iowa. He began taking day trips across Iowa in the spirit of wonder and discovery. His marked-up road map soon became a work of art in and of itself, covered with spokes, lines, and places both seen and needing to be seen. Along the way he plied his trade, taking photographs.

Inspired by such seminal work as Robert Frank’s The Americans, this is a unique vision of the Midwest and Iowa. Without condescending or overemphasizing the decline of small town America, Phipps documents rural communities as they are now, noting abstract shapes and colors as he photographs business districts with quirky and/or artful signs, streetscapes and landscapes, buildings with ghosts of paint from previous lives, and the occasional resident.

In addition to their startling attention to color and geometry, Phipps’s photos delight because they suggest an author who isn’t on intimate terms with his subject matter, but very much wants to be. Though the photographs in this collection frequently maintain a cautious distance from the houses, water towers, and iconography he captures on film, the pictures feel, at once, eager and shy.

Phipps admires his new home—from afar, by varying degrees—and excitedly introduces himself to it: the first steps of a journey toward claiming Iowa as his.

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Campus Beautiful Book

Campus Beautiful by Jodi O'Donnell. Published on the occasion of Iowa State University's Museums' 40th Anniversary this book is about shaping the aesthetic identity of Iowa State.

This item is not eligible for discounts - including Alumni Association member, Mascot/Magic Monday, Back to You Rewards redemption, etc.


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Campustown by Anthony Capps

For more than one hundred years, Campustown has served the students and community of Iowa State University. The originally residential neighborhood west of Ames was born in the early 1900s, when the school compelled students to seek residence off campus. However, local government overlooked the neighborhood, and it fell behind the achievements of Big Ames. After the boom of the previous decade, community leaders organized a secession movement in 1916. It took nearly a quarter century, but the neighborhood finally connected to the grid of public utilities. Author Anthony Capps takes readers on a journey from Campustown’s roots, through its vibrant years in the 1960s to current projects breathing new life into the district.

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Fill-In-The-Blank What I Love About Mom Gift Book

This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines to describe why your moms the best. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift Mother will read again and again. Make it as hilarious, honest, or heartfelt as you choose! Great as a Mother's day gift from kids of all ages.

Hardcover with removable clear plastic jacket; 4.5 x 3.25 inches; 112 pages.

Knock Knock is an award-winning purveyor of witty books and paper products based in Venice, CA

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Football's Fallen Hero by Steven L. Jones

Football's Fallen Hero by Steven L. Jones (Paperback)

The Jack Trice Story

Jack Trice was working to earn a degree and go south to help fellow African Americans when tragedy struck.

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Good Night Farm by Adam Gamble, Cooper Kelly

Good Night Farm highlights corn, wheat, cotton, apples, peaches, pumpkin farms, and animals such as horses, cows, goats, sheep, geese, ducks, and chickens. Tractors, barns, and sheep shearing are also featured. Within the pages of this educational board book, children will spend a day on the farm while they learn about how a farm works. Don't forget your overalls!

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Good Night Iowa

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. This book of all things relating to the Hawkeye State spans from the farmlands to walleye fishing grounds in the Iowa Great Lakes. It highlights sights from Des Moines—the state capitol building, the Iowa State Fair, Adventureland, Blank Park Zoo, and the Des Moines Art Center—to Iowa City and the University of Iowa. Children can say goodnight to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum as well as Dubuque-area sites, including the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and Effigy Mounds National Monument.

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Goodnight, Cyclones

Goodnight, Cyclones children's book.

Written by Amy DeLashmutt and Illustrated by Sarah Heinz.


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Hancher vs. Hilton: Iowa's Rival University Presidents

Hancher vs. Hilton: Iowa's Rival University Presidents by Matt Kuhns

In the late 1950s presidents of rival schools the University of Iowa, and Iowa State, began a several-year feud which redefined both institutions. While President of Iowa State, James Hilton worked to transform the "state college" into a broader university. But Virgil Hancher was deeply suspicious of the prospects for two, competing state universities after years of struggle to obtain funds for the University of Iowa, and fought hard for an alternate vision. The result was a contest over educational philosophy, petty administrative details and bottom-line financial advantage. The rival presidents fought in public forums, and behind the scenes in remarkably pointed memos and meetings. The product of more than two years’ archival research, "Hancher vs. Hilton" reintroduces the largely forgotten individuals behind two iconic names, whose full stories have gone untold for more than 50 years.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts 1 & 2

(Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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Images From the Heart of Iowa by Justin Rogers

An 8×10″ soft cover book with 74 pages featuring 89 images from around the state of Iowa. Filled with rural landscapes, sunrises & sunsets, wildlife and other attractions – all captioned to give you a little information about each image.

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Images of America: Ames by Douglas Biggs and Gloria Betcher

Ames began as two communities. At its founding in 1864, Ames Station, on the Chicago & North Western Railways main line, lay two miles east of Iowa Agricultural College, across the Squaw Creek. When the Ames & College Railway joined the college to the town in 1891, a cooperative spirit emerged that exists to this day. A rich history of achievements and colorful characters marks Amess 150 years. One founding father commanded the 20th US Colored Infantry in the Civil War, while a Confederate veteran served as commander of the Iowa State College corps of cadets. Physicists at Iowa State College developed the uranium refinement process for the first atomic bomb and established the Ames Laboratory, the smallest US Department of Energy National Laboratory. Companies like Collegiate Manufacturing made material for the soldiers in World War II, and Kingland Systems now stands among global leaders in reference data software. Ames's businesses, citizens, and institutions, past and present, have created a rich community heritage for a vibrant, 21st-century city.

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Iowa State 101 Board Book
Iowa State 101 My First Text-Board-Book by Michaelson Entertainment.
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Iowa State Cyclones Football A to Z by Coach Sloth

Join Cy, Iowa State's friendly mascot, on football gameday! From Jack Trice Stadium to the Victory Bell, you'll learn all about your favorite team.

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Iowa State Starter Kit Mascot Books

Iowa State Starter kit mascot books.

Features Goodnight, Cyclones by Amy DeLashmutt and Iowa State Cyclones Football A to Z by Coach Sloth.

Join Cy, Iowa State's friendly mascot, on football gameday! From Jack Trice Stadium to the Victory Bell, you'll learn all about your favorite team.

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Iowa: Art of the State
All of the beautiful and amazing features of the "heart of the heartland" are captured in this exceptional book about Iowa, from the Iowa State Fair to the Bridges of Madison County.
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Origin by Dan Brown

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Origin is Dan Brown’s most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

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