Current Issue

Volume 6, Issue No. 2, March/April 2014

On the Cover: No one person is credited for feeding the world's population more than Dr. Norman Borlaug, a Cresco, Iowa native, who used his high school wrestling experience to tackle an even bigger chore.

On the Cover: No one person is credited for feeding the world’s population more than Dr. Norman Borlaug, a Cresco, Iowa native, who used his high school wrestling experience to tackle an even bigger chore.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug, “The Father of the Green Revolution” and “Agriculture’s Greatest Spokesperson,” was an Iowan who forged new ways to revolutionize global food production. In this issue of Iowa History Journal, John Busbee brings you along to discover and celebrate the legacy, global inspiration and centennial of Dr. Norman Borlaug.

 

This blonde bombshell was no dumb blonde. She did things her own way with more than 30 Hollywood films from 1942 to 1970 and selfless devotion to the U.S.O. tours. Learn more about Clarinda, Iowa’s own Marilyn Maxell from Michael Swanger.

 

Do you know where sock monkeys come from? Find out what Iowa town has a foothold in the sock industry from John Skipper.

 

Plus, relive Drake’s visit to the Final Four with writer Larry Cotlar and home cures of yesterday with writer Arvid Huisman.

 

Included In This Issue