The State Historical Society of Iowa invites you to join Annals of Iowa editor Andrew Klumpp to explore Iowa’s past with the Iowa History Book Club. Each quarter, the club will gather online to discuss a different book about Iowa history, with insights from Klumpp and the book's author or another Iowa historian. Registration is free but required for each event.
Questions may be submitted with the online registration form or during the event itself. Participants are encouraged but not required to read the book before the meeting. All of the books can be purchased online or borrowed from most libraries.
“Storm Lake: Change, Resilience and Hope in America’s Heartland” by Art Cullen
Hosted by Andrew Klumpp and Art Cullen
In this candid and timely book, Art Cullen, the Storm Lake Times editor who won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for calling attention to Iowa's polluted rivers, describes how the heartland has changed dramatically over his career. In a story where politics, farming, conservation and immigration converge, Cullen offers an unsentimental ode to rural America and to the resilient people of a vibrant community of 15,000 in northwest Iowa.