History/Political

Faith in the City

The modern city does not have a single religious and moral monolith. Nor is it governed by a single oligarchy but by coalitions of persons responding to the interests and desires of people and their institutions. Economic and political leaders have more power than others, to be sure, but even they must wait for the tides and marshal support where they can. Religious and moral power curbs or abets the tidal movements but is not their source. Churches that care about the city must have a Federation that is adaptive to the churning grinding environment of the city. It will...

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Bonds as Strong as Steel

The Indiana Jewish Historical Society, with the assistance of the Indiana Center on Philanthropy, conducted research on the scrap dealers of Indiana. The scope of this project included the scrap dealers' businesses and families and their impact on communities. The Society attempted to contact as many current and former scrap dealers as possible in order to record their family, business, and philanthropic histories. The Society was prompted to undertake this project at this time because of a sense of urgency. Many of the scrap dealers who were interviewed are a third or fourth generation removed from the original founders, and...

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Aiming Higher: Words that Changed a State, by Governor Mitch Daniels

I have known Mitch Daniels for more than 25 years, and worked for him in various capacities at Hudson Institute, Eli Lilly and in the Governor's Office. I provided some assistance to him in 2011 as he wrote his book, Keeping the Republic. So it was not altogether surprising when the Governor asked me this spring to go through the weighty green binder to see if some of the speeches it contained were worth publishing, and if so, to pick out the best for this volume.

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A Day of Legal Bungles

A Day of Legal Bundles describes a day in which a law student and her lawyer fiancé each encounter various legal problems. They find that there are laws and legal procedures that could help them, if they really knew the law. They bungled each situation when they denied the problem, looked the other way, and basically let life – in the form of other people – walk all over them. A Day of Legal Bundles describes their awakening to how everyday laws effect them and how they can get help and lead more fulfilling and prosperous lives as a result....

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A Pike County Editor’s Outbasket

From the Foreword: "This is book is a compilation of some of Beulah B. Gray's writings about her beloved home community in Pike County, Indiana. Mrs. Gray was an enthusiastic non-professional historian who used her seat in the editor's chair of The Otwell Star, which she occupied from 1929 through 1944, as the platform from which to discuss the history and character, and the characters, of Petersburg and Otwell." The writings include obituaries, brief histories of Pike County and of Petersburg, the Lincoln family's move through Pike County en route to Illinois in 1830, and a sampling of editor Gray's...

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1912-2012 Realtors: Opening Doors for 100 Years

Early in 2008, a small group of REALTORS® who each had over fifty years of real estate sales and management experience met at 1912 North Meridian, the current home of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (MIBOR). Their mission was to discuss how the organization might document the milestone of its 100th anniversary in January 2012. This book was created from their guidance, as well as the dedication and hard work of a core group of volunteers: thirty MIBOR members, our author Todd Gould, and an ever-present devoted staff person, Claire Belby. Their objective was to create a publication that...

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125 Years of Indiana Pharmacy

“Take what you find here, and make it better and better.” That’s what Eli Lilly told his son when he joined the family business. He took these words to heart, and the company has live by them ever since. From its founding in 1876, Lilly has always demanded the best in science. And we continue to do so today – both in our own research and in our support for science education. Advancing the desire to know how things work – and why sometimes they don’t – is the surest way of making what we find here better.

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19 Stars of Indiana – Exceptional Hoosier Men

The 19 outstanding contemporary Hoosier men profiled by Michael S. Maurer—one for each star in the Indiana state flag—are leaders and pioneers who have excelled in a variety of pursuits, including law, business, philanthropy, government, medicine, music, art, athletics, religion, and education. Among the inspiring life stories are those of Hoosiers shot out of a fighter jet, liberating a concentration camp, subjected to court martial, knocked cold in front of 20,000 fans, facing bigotry, and caught in the middle of ethnic slaughter—lives full of excitement, adventure and achievement. Men and women of every generation will enjoy their stories.

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19 Stars of Indiana – Exceptional Hoosier Women

The 19 outstanding contemporary Hoosier women profiled by Michael S. Maurer — one for each star in the Indiana state flag — are leaders and pioneers who have excelled in a variety of pursuits, including law, business, philanthropy, government, medicine, music, art, athletics, religion, and education. Among the inspiring life stories are those of the first woman named chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Indiana, the first to establish a Holocaust museum in the state, and the first woman elected Indiana’s lieutenant governor. Maurer also introduces international golf and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of...

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