Iowa History Book Club

Iowa History Book Club

Sep 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D


To commemorate Iowa’s 175th year of statehood, the State Historical Society of Iowa invites you to take a deep dive into some of the best books about Iowa’s fascinating history. Join Andrew Klumpp, editor of The Annals of Iowa, and a guest author for a lively, online discussion about each book.

This is a virtual event. Join us for viewing in Meeting Room D, or pre-register here to view it from home via ZOOM. Books are available at the Reference Desk.

Henry Agard Wallace was a trailblazing politician, agriculturalist, economist, author and businessman—loved and reviled, and finally revealed in this first full biography. To tell the remarkable story of the Iowa-born vice president and authentic American dreamer, former U.S. Senator John C. Culver and journalist John Hyde combed through thousands of document pages, letters, diaries and family papers, as well as previously unavailable files sealed within the archives of the Soviet Union.

The book club discussion will be led Andrew Klumpp, editor of the Annals of Iowa, and Tim Walch, director emeritus of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.