Undeniably Indiana

Undeniably Indiana : Hoosiers Tell the Story of Their Wacky and Wonderful State

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In this first crowdsourced book about Indiana, ordinary Hoosiers from all corners of the state share the eclectic, wonderful, and sometimes wacky stories that are undeniably Indiana. These true tales highlight the variety of Hoosier life-fond recollections of hometowns, legendary anecdotes of the past, Indiana's unpredictable weather, favorite foods (there's more than corn!), and chance encounters with unforgettable and infamous people. And, of course, there's always basketball. Written for anyone who has ever called this great state home, Undeniably Indiana provides the answer to the widespread question, "What is a Hoosier?"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.78mm | 331g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 28 b&w illus.
  • 0253022266
  • 9780253022264

About James Farlow

Nelson Price is a journalist, historian, and host of the weekly radio show Hoosier History Live. He is author of Indiana Legends: Famous Hoosiers from Johnny Appleseed to David Letterman; The Quiet Hero: A Life of Ryan White; Indianapolis Then and Now; Legendary Hoosiers; and Indianapolis Leading the Way. Price has won more than 45 national, state, local, and civic awards for his journalism.show more

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"The quirky storytelling gives "Undeniably" a homespun flavor as the writers ruminate on John Mellencamp's rocking reflections of days "when dancin' meant everything," Theodore Dreiser's "Hoosier Holiday," outhouses, drive-ins and my favorite, the Thorntown gorilla." -Tribune Star "Here are the voices of Hoosiers, in all their whimsy, seriousness, and variety. Memories of tearing down a barn, a whiffle ball championship, a WPA outhouse mix with dozens of others to reflect a sense of place. Newcomers as well as eighth-generation Hoosiers will smile, nod, and contemplate the oft-asked question, 'What's a Hoosier?'" -James H. Madison, author of Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana "Through many voices telling their very personal stories, we feel the spirit of our common Hoosier experience. It is a warm and affirming read. I feel as if I have had a tour again of our beloved state.Bravo!" -Judy O'Bannon, former first lady of Indianashow more

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroduction by Nelson Price1. Who We Are2. Just Plain Peculiar3. The Gooood Life4. Those Magical Younger Years5. Eatin' Out6. First and Only, Biggest and Best7. Hoops8. Town and City Delights and Reflections9. Just Wait till It Changes10. The World Enriching Our Home11. The Infamous12. The Extraordinary Ordinaryshow more

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