Join the State Historical Society and Annals of Iowa editor, Andrew Klumpp, to explore Iowa’s past. Each quarter a book related to a different aspect of Iowa history will be selected and at the online book club meeting Klumpp will be joined by the book’s author or a current Iowa historian to discuss it. Book Club attendees are encouraged to submit questions to the during our meeting and the State Historical Society will provide discussion questions and resources so attendees can convene their own local book clubs to discuss the books.
Questions may be submitted when registering or during the event. Participants are encouraged but not required to read the book prior to our meeting. Most books can be found used from online book sellers or libraries. Registration is required.
American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace by John C. Culver and John Hyde
Hosted by Andrew Klumpp and Tim Walch
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.