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  1. The Drums of the 47th

    The Drums of the 47th

    By Robert J. Burdette

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    This eloquent memoir records the Civil War experiences of Robert J. Burdette, private in the 47th Illinois Infantry Regiment.   From Peoria to Corinth, from Corinth to Vicksburg, up the Red River country, down to Mobile and... Learn More
    Published: 10th December 1999
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. Chicago Stories

    Chicago Stories

    By James T. Farrell

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    These stories, chosen from ten separately published collections of James T. Farrell's short fiction, offer remarkable insights into the lives of Irish Americans and other Chicagoans from 1910 to 1940. They are gems of the short... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 1998
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. The Lemon Jelly Cake

    The Lemon Jelly Cake

    By Madeline Smith

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    A surefire cure for the headaches and stomach upsets of the twenty-first century, The Lemon Jelly Cake carries readers back to kinder, gentler times in a small town at the turn of the last century. Evoking a forgotten America... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1997
    Paperback | £13.99
  4. Windy McPherson's Son

    Windy McPherson's Son

    By Sherwood Anderson

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

     Sherwood Anderson's first and most autobiographical novel and the only one set in Illinois, Windy McPherson's Son received uniformly high praise from literary critics when it was first published. It tells the story... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1994
    Paperback | £23.99
  5. City of Discontent

    City of Discontent

    By Mark Harris

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

           When City of Discontent  was first published, it bore the subtitle         "An interpretive biography of Vachel Lindsay, being also the story        ... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1993
    Paperback | £18.99
  6. Bloody Williamson
    Published: 1st December 1992
    Paperback | £16.99
  7. You Know Me Al

    You Know Me Al

    By Ring Lardner

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

          The publication of You Know Me Al brought instant fame to Ring         Lardner (1885-1933), one of the great American humorists of this century.        ... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1992
    Paperback | £17.99
  8. Chicago Poems

    Chicago Poems

    By Carl Sandburg

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    Now considered possibly Illinois' greatest poet, Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) saw himself as a bard of the working class. Chicago Poems brought him to national attention and is one of the few Chicago classics that can also be termed... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1992
    Paperback | £14.99
  9. Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

    Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

    By Margaret Fuller

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    Published: 1st December 1990
    Paperback | £15.99
  10. The Valley of Shadows
    Debora Greger is a stoic comedian in an age when even wit has its dark           undertones. In this her fourth collection she finds Ovid in Provincetown,           a right whale in Iowa, and Cleopatra in the... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1989
    Paperback | £14.99
  11. Twenty Years at Hull-House

    Twenty Years at Hull-House

    By Jane Addams

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    Published in 1910, this was Addams's most successful book; 80,000 copies were sold before her death in 1935. This annotated edition was issued on the occasion of the Hull-House centennial.   ... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1989
    Paperback | £19.99
  12. THEY BROKE THE PRAIRIE

    THEY BROKE THE PRAIRIE

    By Earnest Elmo Calkins

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

           First published in 1937 in honor of       the Galesburg and Knox College Centenary, the book contains a wealth of       lively details and... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 1989
    Paperback | £17.99
  13. The Illinois

    The Illinois

    By James Gray

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    Published: 1st October 1989
    Paperback | £21.99
  14. The Precipice

    The Precipice

    By Elia Peattie

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    Published: 1st September 1989
    Paperback | £20.99
  15. Life in Prairie Land

    Life in Prairie Land

    By Eliza Farnham

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    Combining descriptive travel writing, autobiography, and the depth of the extended essay, Life in Prairie Land--back in print in this new edition--is a classic account of everyday life in early Illinois. Eliza Farnham, a New Yorker... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 1988
    Paperback | £23.99
  16. CARL SANDBURG

    CARL SANDBURG

    By Harry Golden

    Series Prairie State Books

    University of Illinois Press

    Published: 1st October 1988
    Paperback | £19.99
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