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100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Written by Alex Halsted and Dylan Montz

Most Iowa State fans have a taken in a game at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum and have seen highlights of Troy Davis and Fred Hoiberg. But only real fans know how the team name came to be, the location and story behind the "Honor Before Victory" plaque, or were there when the basketball team made an Elite Eight run in 2000.

100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Iowa State athletics. Whether they are die-hard boosters from the days of Earle Bruce on the gridiron or new supporters of Iowa State hoops, fans will value these essential pieces of Cyclones football and basketball knowledge and trivia - and all of the must-do activities in their lifetime.

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150 Years of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University

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Mechanical engineering was one of the first majors offered to students when Iowa State College (as it was then called) first opened its doors in 1869. In addition to providing instruction for students, the department and its associated workshops manufactured tables, chairs and other equipment used on campus during the early years of the university. The ME department played an important role in the war efforts for both the First and Second World Wars by offering its facilities and faculty to train mechanics, machinists and other specialists during the war periods. The department, and university as a whole, saw tremendous enrollment growth during the post war periods, which led to an expansion of the department’s facilities and faculty. The university’s first female ME student completed her studies in 1908, while the department’s first African American alumnus graduated in 1914. Two other ME alums have even gone on to serve Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the fall of 2016, Iowa State’s ME department surpassed Georgia Tech to become the largest undergraduate ME department in the country. 150 Years of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University tells the proud history of the ME department, as well as the nuclear engineering department (which was eventually administered by ME), from its beginnings to where it is now in this interesting, visually-engaging book.

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A Culinary History of Iowa By Darcy Dougherty Maulsby

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Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Classics like fresh sweet corn and breaded pork tenderloins are found on menus and in home kitchens across the state. At the world-famous Iowa State Fair, a dizzying array of food on a stick commands a nationwide cult following. From Maid-Rites to the moveable feast known as RAGBRAI, discover the remarkable stories behind Iowa originals. Find recipes for favorites ranging from classic Iowa ham balls and Steak de Burgo to homemade cinnamon rolls—served with chili, of course! Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby serves up a bountiful history of tasty tradition.

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A History of Iowa Wine: Vines on the Prairie

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Iowa has a history with grapevines that goes back more than a century. New York lawyer Hiram Barney obtained a tract of land in southeast Iowa as part of the Half-Breed program following the American Indian Wars and created the White Elk Winery. German settlers in Amana tended community vineyards for communal wines. Before Prohibition, the Council Bluffs Grape Growers Association grew grapes and shipped them eastward by the ton. In the early 1900s, the state was among the nation's top producers of grapes. Pesticides, weather and government subsidies ended the time of the vines of the prairie until their recent return. Author John N. Peragine details the rise, fall and resurgence of the industry in the Hawkeye State.

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A History of Wrestling in Iowa: Growing Gold

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The state of Iowa is just as well known for prominent wrestlers as it is acres of corn and beans. That gives the state the mighty distinction of feeding the world and defeating it on the mat. Men like Dan Gable, Tom Brands, Harold Nichols, Jim Miller, Nick Mitchell and Chuck Patten led Iowa colleges to forty-four of an astounding sixty-nine national team championships. In 1954, Simon Roberts of Davenport was the first African American to win a state wrestling title and later the first African American NCAA wrestling champ. Wrestler Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize and is credited with preventing more than one billion deaths from starvation. Author Dan McCool details the long history of hard work and dedication from the fields to the mat.

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  • Series: Sports
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (December 2, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467142980
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467142984
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches

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A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet

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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 Promised Land

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In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

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A Season to Remember: ISU Football's Historic 2020 Run

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Celebrate the best season in Iowa State football history with this collector's book. Full of compelling stories and dynamic photos, including coverage of the Cyclones' Fiesta Bowl win over Oregon, this hardcover book is sure to delight Iowa State fans everywhere.

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A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable

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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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Amazing Iowa Athletes A-Z

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Amazing Iowa Athletes, an A-Z illustrated guide to some of Iowa's most extraordinary athletes. Iowa State education professor, Katy Swalwell, teamed up with 28 Iowa artists to tell the stories of over 100 amazing Iowa athletes. Text by Katy Swalwell, illustrations by various Iowa artists.

  • Publisher: Raygun
  • Size: 10" x 10"
  • Paperback: 67 pages
  • Printed by Union Labor in Des Moines.
  • Bound in Des Moines.

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Amazing Iowa Women A-Z

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Amazing Iowa Women, an A-Z illustrated guide to some of Iowa's most extraordinary women. Iowa State education professor, Katy Swalwell, worked with over 25 Iowa women artists and RAYGUN to create a children’s book that celebrates the incredible accomplishments of a diverse set of women throughout Iowa’s history. Text by Katy Swalwell, illustrations by various Iowa artists. Inspired by 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls' and 'Rad Women A to Z.'

  • Publisher: Raygun
  • Size: 10" x 10"
  • Paperback: 67 pages
  • Printed by Union Labor in Des Moines.
  • Bound in Des Moines.

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Better World Beaded Bookmark

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Hot-air balloons float up from of the pages of a book and into a cloud-filled night sky on this appealing beaded bookmark.

  • Attached: A silky tassel with three accent beads.
  • A bonus on the back: A handy printed ruler in inches and centimeters.
  • Bookmark is printed on sturdy, smooth-finish cardstock.
  • Design is embellished with gloss highlights.
  • Bookmark is encased in a protective clear plastic sleeve.
  • Bookmark measures 2-1/2'' wide x 7-1/8'' high.

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Between Gravity and What Cheer

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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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CAMPUSTOWN A Brief History of the First West Ames

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CAMPUSTOWN - A Brief History of the First West Ames

By Anthony Capps

For more than one hundred years, Campustown has served the students and community of Iowa State University. Here is the brief history of Campustown in the early 1900's.

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Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents

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In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.

Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

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Coronavirus Manual for Parents

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From the internationally bestselling author of 1-2-3 Magic comes The Coronavirus Manual for Parents, a must-have guide for parenting while social distancing. Dr. Thomas Phelan, renowned clinical psychologist, knows it isn't easy to be stuck at home during these scary times. The kids are restless, anxious, and confused, and frankly, so are you! But Dr. Phelan has broken down the elements of effective parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic into an easy-to-understand program that can bring comfort and joy to any family.

Full of useful tips and actionable advice, Dr. Phelan teaches parents:

  • How to manage your kids during strange, tough times
  • Teach your children (and yourself!) how to handle scary information
  • How to avoid turning into a monster under stress
  • Maximize your enjoyment of your kids
  • Spark courage and resilience
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Publication Date: April 9, 2020
  • Paperback: 40 pages

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Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa

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Some have called Buxton a Black Utopia. In the town of five thousand residents, established in 1900, African Americans and Caucasians lived, worked and attended school together. It was a thriving, one-of-a-kind coal mining town created by the Consolidation Coal Company. This inclusive approach provided opportunity for its residents. Dr. E.A. Carter was the first African American to get a medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1907. He returned to Buxton and was hired by the coal company, where he treated both black and white patients. Attorney George Woodson ran for file clerk in the Iowa Senate for the Republican Party in 1898, losing to a white man by one vote. Author Rachelle Chase details the amazing events that created this unique community and what made it disappear.

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Deep Midwest

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A deep dive into the Midwest experience through thought-provoking poems, recollections, essays, and vivid stories. Pondering nature and neighbors, bars and commutes Bob Leonard's perspectives on these quiet aspects of life open up new ways of seeing everyday life. These little nods of Leonard's are at once tiny, but also everything. This is a book to provoke appreciation in the things we take for granted, and spark evenings spent reminiscing with friends and family about what it means to live in the Midwest, or anywhere one calls home.

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

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Everything Is Mama

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Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's Tonight Show host, was on a mission with his first children's book to have every baby's first word be DADA. And it worked! A lot of babies' first words were DADA. However, everything after that was MAMA.

So take a lighthearted look at the world from your baby's point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to MAMA for familiar objects and activities.

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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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TONIGHT SHOW SUMMER READS FINALIST

A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today

Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now this.

As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and what happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen things all that clearly in the first place.

A searing, utterly unvarnished debut, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an insightful, unsettling, often hilarious exploration of a culture trying to navigate the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope.

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Football's Fallen Hero The Jack Trice Story

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Football's Fallen Hero - The Jack Trice Story

By Steven L. Jones

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Freshman Books Bundle

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Start your freshman year out on the right foot. Get these books for study tips, transitioning to college hints and tricks, dorm life adjustment, how to deal with roommates, dating and finances, and learning to do your own laundry! College is stressful but you can be better prepared for all the new freshman experience with these books. Great for parents who want to connect with their student as well.

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10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (while studying less)

Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it’ll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals: Pay better attention in class, Take more effective notes, Get more out of your textbooks, Plan like a general, Build a better study environment, Fight entropy and stay organized, Defeat Procrastination, Study smarter, Write better papers, and Make group projects suck less.

  • Author: Thomas Frank
  • Pages: 164 pages

The Voice of College

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The streamlined style of the The Voice of College: the Freshmen Experience makes it easy to read and visually appealing with extensive usage of lists, illustrations, stories and points to ponder. This comprehensive book covers all major freshmen topics including: transitioning to college, academics, dorms, roommates, dating, finances, alcohol, laundry, and everything in between! This handbook is arranged in the chronology of a typical freshman student's experience, ranging from summer orientation to leaving campus in the spring. As a freshmen guide book, it prepares students for the major professional and personal choices they will encounter during college. The Voice of College has the practical and insightful information that a college freshman needs and wants with refreshing, unique humor to keep the reader interested. Dr. Michael Severin and Kipp Van Dyke have over 15 years of combined experience helping thousands of first-year college students while living in the residence halls and working on college campuses.

  • Authors: Dr. Michael Severin and Kipp Van Dyke
  • Pages: 444 pages

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Friends Forever (Croc and Ally)

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Croc is grumpy. Ally is happy. Croc sees a problem. Ally finds a solution. In Friends Forever, whether it's choosing new chairs, going for a walk, or looking for the moon, these best friends will always work together despite their differences.

With three short stories, easy-to-read vocabulary, and adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for progressing readers.

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Fun, Fun, Fun! (Croc and Ally)

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Croc is grumpy. Ally is happy. Croc sees a problem. Ally finds a solution. In Fun, Fun, Fun, the best friends overcome their differences as they go for a swim, shop for hats, and deal with a big bug.

With three short stories, easy-to-read vocabulary, and adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for progressing readers.

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