Books for All Boilermakers

Our wonderful selection of books on Purdue include two books published for Purdue’s 150th Anniversary, Ever True and Purdue at 150, biographies on notable Purdue alumni, a new collection of Neil Armstrong’s letters, and many others.


Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University
by John Norberg


Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life
by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer, and Sammie L. Morris

A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong

edited by James R. Hansen


Wings of Their Dreams: Purdue in Flight, Second Edition
by John Norberg


Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man From All Mankind

edited by James R. Hansen

Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom
by George Leopold


Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer
by Jerry Ross and John Norberg


Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars
by Jerry L. Ross and Susan G. Gunderson


The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality
by Angie Klink


A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy
edited by James L. Mullins


Slow Ball Cartoonist: The Extraordinary Life of Indiana Native and Pulitzer Prize Winner John T. McCutcheon of the Chicago Tribune
by Tony Garel-Frantzen


For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture
by Frederick Whitford


A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue, Second Edition
by Purdue Reamer Club


Just Call Me Orville: The Story of Orville Redenbacher

by Robert W. Topping

Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands

by John Norberg

Divided Paths, Common Ground: The Story of Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis, Pioneering Purdue Women Who Introduced Science into the Home

by Angie Klink

Ross-Ade: Their Purdue Stories, Stadium, and Legacies

by Robert C. Kriebel

Uncle: My Journey with John Purdue

by Irena McCammon Scott

The Queen of American Agriculture: A Biography of Virginia Claypool Meredith

by Frederick Whitford, Andrew G. Martin, and Phyllis Mattheis


The Grand Old Man of Purdue University and Indiana Agriculture: The Biography of William Carroll Latta

by Frederick Whitford and Andrew G. Martin


Midas of the Wabash: A Biography of John Purdue

by Robert C. Kriebel


Letters of George Ade

edited by Terence Tobin


Force for Change: The Class of 1950

by John Norberg


Edward Charles Elliott, Educator

by Frank K. Burrin

The Hovde Years: A Biography of Frederick L. Hovde

by Robert W. Topping


Richard Owen: Scotland 1810, Indiana 1890

by Victor Lincoln Albjerg


My Amiable Uncle: Recollections of Booth Tarkington

by Susanah Mayberry


The Dean: A Biography of A. A. Potter

by Robert B. Eckles



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