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Find local history, photos, fascinating facts, and even local recipes in the pages of books written and produced by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus. Books may be ordered online or purchased at The Dispatch, 1720 5th Ave., Moline. Books also are available at local bookstores and gift shops.

Mercer County State Champs DVD
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The Arsenal at 150
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Rocks State Champs Reprint
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Rocks State Champs DVD
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Rocks State Champs Reprint & DVD
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Dear Curious Cook
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      "Dear Curious Cook" is a collection of the best recipes from Liz Meegan's popular newspaper column. The book is 300-plus pages, hardcover, and includes recipe notes from area cooks and Mrs. Meegan.

    River Runs West 2
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      Historic photographs loaned by residents of Rock Island County paint a portrait of everyday life. A companion to Vol 1. Published in 2003. Hardcover. 156 pages.

    River Runs West 3: The Quad-Cities
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      Residents from both sides of the river share their photographs and stories of everyday life, from Gibson girls to bobby soxers, horse-drawn carriages to classic Corvettes. A terrific companion and expansion of volumes 1 and 2. Hardcover. 156 pages.

    The Home Team
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      From the gritty boxers of the 1920s to the genial softball teams of the 1950s, see how sports reflects and changes our lives. 156 pages.

    No Place Like Home, Quad-Cities Historic Postcards
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      This delightful book displays the Quad-Cities as it looked many years ago in the delicately colored antique postcards loaned to us by area residents. Hardcover, 156 pages.

    Famous Front Pages
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      A collection of selected front pages from The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus between 1881-2003. Softcover. 68 pages.

    Ask Us Anything Book
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      Find answers to more than 150 selected questions submitted to Quad-Cities Online's popular feature. Categories include "The Name Game", "Bits and Pieces of History", "The Quad-Cities and Quad-Citians", "A Bit of Nature", "A Few Favorite Foods" and "Odds and Ends".

    And Another Thing... By Don Wooten
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      The Dispatch/Argus presents Don Wooten's first book,.And Another Thing.. a personal narrative shaped from 21 years of columns in the Dispatch/Argus. Wooten draws on a lifetime spent in the Quad-Cities radio and television, with side trips into politics, education, classical theatre and journalism.

    The topics range from seminary days to the 12 Days of Christmas; from dogs and dandelions to weather, ghosts, family, and friends. Bill Hannon, the Quad-Cities universal artist, adds his unique illustrations.

    We think you.ll thoroughly enjoy this entertaining look at the Quad-Cities life according to Don!

    Citadel of Sin: the John Looney Story
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      Most in the Quad-Cities thought he was a lawyer turned small-town hoodlum who used his scandal-sheet newspaper, The Rock Island News, to slander his enemies and extract blackmail payments to run his crime organization.

    But to the G-Men, Looney's crime ring was considered the prototype for organized crime organizations that would spring up throughout the country. He controlled illegal booze, gambling, prostitution and stolen cars from Missouri to Wisconsin and his organization had tentacles that reached from coast to coast and into Mexico.

    "Citadel of Sin: The John Looney Story," by Richard Hamer and Roger Ruthhart, tells of his early years growing up in Ottawa and how he became one of the most feared men in the Quad-Cities. And, for the first time it also tells the stories of his trials for conspiracy and murder, his life in prison, and his death.

    River Runs West
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      Historic photographs loaned by residents of Rock Island County paint a portrait of everyday life from the 1880s to the 1940s. Hardcover. 156 pages.

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