Wicked Indianapolis Book

Wicked Indianapolis

  • Author : Andrew E. Stoner
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614233398

Wicked Indianapolis Excerpt :

These are not the aspects of Indianapolis history you'll see flaunted in visitors' brochures. These are the abhorrent, the grim, the can't-look-away misdeeds and miscreants of this city's past, when bicycle messenger boys peddled through the night to link prostitutes with johns and when the bigoted masses tightened their grip on the city behind mayor and Klansman John Duvall. From the unseemly to the deviant to the disastrous, Hoosier Andrew E. Stoner brings you lives as out of control as the worst wreck at the Indy 500 with a history as regrettable as it is riveting.

Wicked Columbus  Indiana Book

Wicked Columbus Indiana

  • Author : Paul J Hoffman
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-10-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439661321

Wicked Columbus Indiana Excerpt :

A fascinating historical tour of this Midwestern city’s crimes, scandals, and shady characters—includes photos. Dubbed the “Athens of the Prairie” for its array of stunning modern architecture, Columbus, Indiana, nevertheless endured its share of unsavory citizens, crime-ridden neighborhoods, and tales of woe in its past. Many residents avoided the infamous slums of Smoky Row and Death Valley, while others gave in to the allure of Lillian “Todie” Tull’s famed house of ill repute on North Jackson Street. Two different father-and-son hoodlum partnerships, the McKinneys and the Bells, terrorized the area in the 1800s. And a brutal fistfight between a newspaper editor and the mayor sparked a scandal in 1877. In this book, enlivened by photos and illustrations, journalist Paul J. Hoffman guides you on a wild ride through the city’s salacious side.

Oddball Indiana Book

Oddball Indiana

  • Author : Jerome Pohlen
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613738528

Oddball Indiana Excerpt :

Indiana often calls itself the Crossroads of the Nation. It's not also perhaps the very nexus of US weirdness. Armed with Oddball Indiana, you'll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Hoosier State, from brain sandwiches to square donuts. Indiana has monuments to Michael Jackson, the comic strip character Joe Palooka, and the World's Largest Egg. It's where Alka-Seltzer and Wonder Bread were invented, where A Christmas Story actually took place, and where the good but angry citizens of Plainfield conspired to dump President Martin Van Buren in a mud puddle. Along with humorous histories and offbeat observations, Oddball Indiana provides addresses, websites, hours, fees, and driving directions for each of its 350+ entries.

Wanted in Indiana Book

Wanted in Indiana

  • Author : Andrew E. Stoner
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439672150

Wanted in Indiana Excerpt :

To most Hoosiers, John Dillinger is the very picture of an Indiana fugitive, but the state has seen many fascinating criminal characters on the run. In Tippecanoe County, two Lafayette youths murdered the sheriff's deputies transporting them to prison. The gun-toting "Elwood gun girl" walked from the headlines into legend. One fugitive passed himself off as a small-town cop while on the run, and a well-spoken Indiana killer became the first fugitive captured as a direct result of the TV show America's Most Wanted. Veteran true crime author Andrew E. Stoner examines not only the trail of destruction criminals have left in their wake but also their lives on the run.

Hoosiers  Third Edition Book

Hoosiers Third Edition

  • Author : Phillip M. Hoose
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-29
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253021687

Hoosiers Third Edition Excerpt :

Named by The New York Times as "a knowing, respectful and caring look at heartland America" and containing a new foreword by legendary player Bob Plump, this is a book every basketball lover should own. The best of Phillip Hoose’s classic writings are included here with a fresh look on Indiana’s favorite and most beloved sport. A new edition of a well-known Indiana classic, Hoosiers profiles some of the world’s most famous basketball players and coaches—Larry Bird, Bobby Plump, Damon Bailey, Steve Alford, Stephanie White, and Bob Knight among them—along with Indiana towns, schools, and programs. The ultimate book for the diehard fan, Hoosiers: The Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana explores Hoosier hysteria in all its glory.

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

  • Author : David J. Bodenhamer
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-11-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1616
  • ISBN 10 : 0253112494

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Excerpt :

"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." -- The Journal of American History "... absorbing and accurate... Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It's not. It's about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography." -- Arts Indiana "... comprehensive and detailed... might well become the model for other such efforts." -- Library Journal With more than 1,600 separate entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is a model of what a modern city encyclopedia should be. From the city's inception through its remarkable transformation into a leading urban center, the history and people of Indianapolis are detailed in factual and intepretive articles on major topics including business, education, religion, social services, politics, ethnicity, sports, and culture.

A Life of Obedience Book

A Life of Obedience

  • Author : Rev. Glenn A. McHatton
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524589035

A Life of Obedience Excerpt :

It is my prayer that the spiritual truths in this book will be used of God to inspire you to live a life of obedience (Glenn McHatton). The Apostle Paul said, He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell (2 Cor. 12:4a). In keeping with this, Glenn also kept quiet about sharing his most intimate spiritual experiences. While praying, God surprised him with Glenn, I want you to reveal some of the forty years of secrets now! Being obedient, Glenn wrote A Life of Obedience. This book reveals the different ways that God has led through the yearsreading the Word, visions, dreams, and special revelations. These authentic leadings have been fully vindicated by the marvelous results that followed. A Life of Obedience includes biblical teachings on the following subjects: Salvation, sanctification, and Spirit-led living How to pray for the sick How to deal with temptation How to live in the realm of the miraculous

The Indiana School Journal Book

The Indiana School Journal

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1858
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044102789492

The Indiana School Journal Excerpt :

Indiana Book


  • Author : John Bartlow Martin
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0253207541

Indiana Excerpt :

Beginning with the State Fair as a window on Indiana as a whole, Martin interprets the Hoosier state and its history, from the Civil War and its impact on the state to the period during and just after World War II. As he says, "It is a conception of Indiana as a pleasant, rather rural place inhabited by people who are confident, prosperous, neighborly, easygoing, tolerant, shrewd."

Gone Before Glory Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Gone Before Glory

  • Author : Stephen G. Yanoff
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2021-07-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781665530781

Gone Before Glory Excerpt :

Award-winning historian Stephen G. Yanoff illuminates William McKinley’s remarkable life and tragic death in this highly acclaimed work, as the small-town lawyer and Civil War officer rises from obscurity to reach the highest office in the land. GONE BEFORE GLORY brilliantly charts the turbulent beginning of the twentieth century, and the anarchist activity which led to President McKinley’s assassination. Though the story of the McKinley administration has been told many times, this is the rare version that conveys the true motivations of the participants and reveals the interconnected paths that led to the tragic death of the 25th President of the United States. A spellbinding tale of immense importance for those who enjoy American history. Thoroughly researched and brilliantly written by a born storyteller. -- Renegade Reviews

Surviving the Le Mans Auto Race Book

Surviving the Le Mans Auto Race

  • Author : Blake Hoena
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781515771685

Surviving the Le Mans Auto Race Excerpt :

The Le Mans auto race in France is a true test of endurance, and as you sit behind the wheel of a high-powered racecar, you're in control. The decisions you make may take you across the finish line as a champion--or send you careening off course. Will you find a way to win--or even survive? YOU CHOOSE how this adventure story ends.

The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland Book

The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland

  • Author : James H. Madison
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253052209

The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland Excerpt :

"Who is an American?" asked the Ku Klux Klan. It is a question that echoes as loudly today as it did in the early twentieth century. But who really joined the Klan? Were they "hillbillies, the Great Unteachables" as one journalist put it? It would be comforting to think so, but how then did they become one of the most powerful political forces in our nation's history? In The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland, renowned historian James H. Madison details the creation and reign of the infamous organization. Through the prism of their operations in Indiana and the Midwest, Madison explores the Klan's roots in respectable white protestant society. Convinced that America was heading in the wrong direction because of undesirable "un-American" elements, Klan members did not see themselves as bigoted racist extremists but as good Christian patriots joining proudly together in a righteous moral crusade. The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland offers a detailed history of this powerful organization and examines how, through its use of intimidation, religious belief, and the ballot box, the ideals of Klan in the 1920s have on-going implications for America today.

Indiana Magazine of History Book

Indiana Magazine of History

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Indiana
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044065536716

Indiana Magazine of History Excerpt :