The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa

The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa

by David Hudson
     
 

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Written by an impressive team of more than 150 scholars and writers, the readable narratives include each subject’s name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to most Iowans; others are largely forgotten but deserve to be remembered. Beyond the distinctive lives and times… See more details below

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Written by an impressive team of more than 150 scholars and writers, the readable narratives include each subject’s name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to most Iowans; others are largely forgotten but deserve to be remembered. Beyond the distinctive lives and times captured in the individual biographies, readers of the dictionary will gain an appreciation for how the character of the state has been shaped by the character of the individuals who have inhabited it.

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“In The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa, we have a comprehensive listing of famous and influential Iowans, from Dudley Warren Adams to the Younker brothers. This accessibly written and thorough volume will be useful to anyone with an interest in the history of Iowa and the Midwest.”—Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, professor and director of the Agricultural History and Rural Studies Program, Iowa State University

"Comprehensive and concise, The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa will save generations of reporters, students, teachers, historians, and reference librarians hours tracking down who's who in Iowa's past. In simple alphabetical order, hundreds of Iowa luminaries from chiropractic medicine, women's suffrage, environmentalism, politics, astronomy, the Nobel Prize, education, the military, and art of all stripes take a bow.  Bravo."—Tom Morain, author, Prairie Grass Roots

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587297243
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Bur Oak Book
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
608
File size:
1 MB

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