It's homecoming week at Indiana University, so what better time to read up on some of the best Indiana-related titles from IU Press? Here are ten great books to get you started.
Campus and Traditions
Indiana University: Portraits of the Bloomington Campus
If you're an IU alum, a current student, or just happen to be passing through Bloomington, you know Indiana University has a gorgeous campus. This book (and its 120 full-color illustrations) will help you take that beauty home with you.
Color Your Campus - Indiana University
But what if the verdant beauty of the IU campus doesn't quite match your personal decorating style? With Color Your Campus, you can feel free to re-work the look of landmarks in and around the campus however you see fit! The Sample Gates never looked so good!
The Little 500
Campus traditions are a part of every college experience, but no other university has the Little 500. This book chronicles the history and evolution of the Little 500 from its origins in the 1950's through the 1990's.
Days of Knight
You can't get too far into the story of basketball at Indiana University without mentioning Bob Knight, and author (and former Hoosiers basketball player) Kirk Haston gives unique insight into his time with The General in this new book from IU Press. As a bonus, Haston will be doing a book signing this Saturday, October 15 at the IU Alumni Center as a part of the homecoming festivities!
This is INDIANA
Relive the revival of Indiana basketball with this look back at the 2011-2012 season. Featuring reporting and photography from The Herald-Times, this book gives basketball fans an inside look at some of the great moments of the Tom Crean era in Bloomington, including the iconic win over Kentucky at Assembly Hall.
Varsity Sports at Indiana University
Did you know that baseball was the first varsity sport at Indiana University? It's true, and the baseball team played its first-ever season all the way back in 1883. Enjoy that and other sports trivia in this jam-packed tribute to IU sports.
IU History and Art
IU has had its share of legendary leaders, but few are more iconic than Herman B. Wells. In his autobiography, Wells gives a firsthand look at his 25-year tenure as President of Indiana University.
Dissent in the Heartland
A nearly 200-year old university like IU will go through more than its share of interesting historical periods, and the 1960's were nothing if not formative in American history. Available now for pre-order, Dissent in the Heartland shows how the turbulent 60's affected a university in the midst of some big changes of its own.
Masterworks from the Indiana Art Museum
The Eskenazi Museum of Art is home to some of the finest art collections in the world, and Masterworks showcases some of those pieces in stunning detail. With nearly 200 pictures, this book shows exactly why the museum should be a featured part of every visit to the IU campus.
Opera for All Seasons
If a trip to the museum doesn't quite round out your campus visit, perhaps the opera will satisfy your appetite for the arts. Opera for All Seasons dives into 60 years of musical history on the IU campus, showcasing both groundbreaking performances and the world-class facilities in which they take place.