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IN writing : uncovering the unexpected Hoosier State

Author: Douglas A Wissing
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Quarry Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Wissing
ISBN: 9780253019042 0253019044
OCLC Number: 939498837
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 249 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Saints and sinners --
The last vaudevillian: Red Skelton --
Hubris: Bobby Knight --
Odd Bodkin --
D.C. Riddle --
The Hoosier general: Lewis B. Hershey and the selective service --
Herbie Wirth --
Inner vision: Amish healer --
Part II. Complicated places --
A fair of the heart --
A surprising utopia --
Architecture and community --
The song of Indiana --
Part III. Culinary delights --
'Cook good, serve generously, price modestly': the Shapiro's story --
She's the cheese --
Strange brew --
Market daze: Bloomington's farmers market --
Pawpaw redux --
Tibetan new year celebration --
Lair of the turtle soup: a culinary tradition --
Part IV. Artists and their craft --
This rash adventure: Ezra Pound at Wabash College --
Erotica whose purpose was scholarly: Kinsey Institute Art exhibit --
Gargoyles and other pagans --
Crossroads of American sculpture --
The stuff of legend: Indiana and the Empire State Building --
Part V. The present past --
John Dillinger's funeral --
Twist the tiger's tail --
That's it: prohibition, 1918-1933 --
Black-gold era's luxurious perch: Evansville Petroleum Club --
Lions, tigers, high wires --
Conflict and conciliation --
Jihadis in Indiana --
War fare.
Other Titles: Indiana writing
Responsibility: Douglas A. Wissing.

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A compilation of quirky, well-crafted essays... * Indianapolis Star * Wissing is clearly a masterful interviewer, capable of drawing revealing insights and colorful anecdotes from both famous and Read more...

 
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