Undeniably Indiana: Hoosiers Tell The Story Of Their Wacky And Wonderful State

Paperback | August 8, 2016

EditorJames Indiana University Press

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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?"

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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, ...

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 nat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 8, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253022266

ISBN - 13:9780253022264

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction by Nelson Price
1. Who We Are
2. Just Plain Peculiar
3. The Gooood Life
4. Those Magical Younger Years
5. Eatin' Out
6. First and Only, Biggest and Best
7. Hoops
8. Town and City Delights and Reflections
9. Just Wait till It Changes
10. The World Enriching Our Home
11. The Infamous
12. The Extraordinary Ordinary

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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